Good morning, We are with a customer on the High Street at Marton in Warwickshire, we have been called out to look at a Packard Bell iMedia 2326 computer that is misbehaving, the Customer has reported that this Microsoft Windows 7 installed computer is working fine in safe mode, but fails in normal mode by giving a security centre error on start up, Control Alt Delete is having no effect and the machine is locking up with out warning.
Update: This after checking the registry and start up files, we looked for malware and checked the Heat sink and Fan on the Processor we found nothing untoward on the computer, we checked the Event Log and found the error “Parity error on Device Raid Port 0”, this is a problem with the hard drive we have attempted to do a recovery on the drive and it reached 13 % before the computer locked up, this lock up is being caused by a failing hard drive.
The customer has decided to get a new computer, as this one is about 4 years old now and we will recover the data at that point.
Good morning today we are at a Customer in Southam to examine and perform an on-site computer repair on a desktop computer System.
Update: this job Required a new power supply unit and a Trojan Virus plus some malware removed.
This afternoon we are working at the Wood House Hotel on the Leamington Road between Weston under Wetherley and Princethorpe, We are here to get a computer running on their network, Seems there are 2 issues here one was the network connector on the wireless router had not locked in correctly, and the other was that the tcpip stack had been corrupted on the computer so just needed resetting.
We are with a customer on the Stockton Road at Long Itchington near Southam in Warwickshire, We are here because the customer has attempted to run the recovery disk on a HP Pavilion DV9700 laptop computer, Unfortunately the disk supplied does not contain the correct drivers for the laptop. We get around this by temporarily plugging in a wireless USB adaptor and connecting to the customers internet to download the correct drivers from the HP website. It needed drivers for the audio, Chipset, Modem, Touchpad, TV Tuner, Onboard video card, Onboard wired network card and the Wireless LAN to complete this repair.
We are with a customer on the High Street in Marton, The Problem here is that the computer has missing Documents, Pictures, Emails, It also has a Browser Hijack which upon opening Internet Explorer random internet sites appeared at will, After checking the machine we removed a Root Kit Virus and several Trojan Viruses, Edited the registry, Cleaned the Internet Explorer Browser, removed all the temporary files, Repaired the computers file Permissions, and restored all the data, after all this we ran a malware scan to check all was clean.
We are now with a customer on North Street in Marton, We are here to remove a fake antivirus program calling its self Internet Security 2010, This is done by editing the Registry and removing all associated files.
Good Morning, Today we are with TopGrass at their Birdingbury Road Location in Marton, We are here today because the customer is reporting that one of the computers are running Slow.
Update: on this one there was a number of programs using to many resources for this computer, We removed Google Desktop and other memory resident programs that were not required, Updated the antivirus to Avast and installed and ran a Malware Scan
Good morning today we are with a customer at Bascote between Ufton Southam and Long Itchington in Warwickshire, We are here because the customers computer is running slow and has a never ending stream of pop ups appearing on the screen these are usually titled Adserving or Aedgency.com, To remove this we had to edit the startup files in the registry, Removed temporary files, Ran a Trojan virus remover, and once cleaned we setup a backup system.
For the last job this afternoon I am at Napton near Southam in Warwickshire, We are here install the customers broadband router and setup the internet, Email and Skype, but the computer was running slowly and upon investigation we found and removed several trojan viruses.