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Computer repair: Know When its Time to Seek Professional Help

Computer repair: Know When its Time to Seek Professional Help

In today’s technology driven world, our computers are becoming a necessary part of our everyday lives. Many of us work on our computers during the day, and enjoy streaming videos on them at night. This makes it important that your computer is functioning properly so that you are not slowed down by your computer’s performance. However, many people have a hard time determining when they are in need of computer repair. Here are a few of the most common signs you can be on the lookout for which can indicate that you are likely in need of professional computer repair.

Sluggishness

When you first get a new computer, one of the things you will notice is how fast it runs. Over time, your computer will begin to operate more slowly as it ages; however, your computer should not start running significantly slower seemingly out of the blue. If your computer begins operating very sluggishly, this is likely a sign that your computer has become infected by a virus or malware, which is causing your computer to run more slowly than usual. Viruses and malware should be seen to as soon as possible, as they can cause problems system-wide throughout your computer.

Frequent Crashes

Have you been working or playing on your computer and suddenly your screen freezes, or your computer suddenly shuts down, and you lose everything you were working on? Computer crashes are not only annoying, but they are usually a sign of serious problems with your computer. However, there are a variety of problems that can cause your computer to crash, such as a disruption in your computer’s internal power supply, overheating, problems with your computer’s hard drive, or even a virus. The wide range of issues that could be causing your computer to crash can make it difficult for most people to find the source of the problem. Thusly, if your computer has been crashing, you will want to have it seen to by a professional who can find the root cause of these crashes.

Ads, Ads Everywhere

Pop-up ads blocking your screen is a problem that has plagued computer owners for years. These advertisements on your screen generally indicate that your computer is infected with some sort of virus or adware. By the time you experience such invasive pop-ups, the infection has likely become widespread throughout your computer, and will need to be dealt with professionally in order to ensure that the infection is eradicated completely. Otherwise, you may soon end up facing the same problem again in the near future. 

You Can’t Connect to the Internet

If you have ever turned on your laptop and have been unable to connect to the internet, you know how frustrating this problem can be. While your computer may appear to be running smoothly, no matter what you do, you cannot seem to access the internet. In this situation, the first thing to do would be to try connecting to the internet on another wireless device, such as your cell phone, in order to determine if there is a problem with your computer, or if the problem is your wireless router or internet service provider. If you are able to access the internet on another device, then there is probably something wrong with your computer. For instance, your wireless adapter may have failed and will need to be replaced. A professional will be able to help you determine what is causing this problem.

While essential to our everyday lives, computers can be finicky and will occasionally need to be repaired. It is then important that you know the signs indicating that your computer is in need of professional attention. Contact us to learn about the signs you can look out for indicating that your computer needs to be repaired.