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.
This morning we are at Stockton village near Southam in Warwickshire, We are looking at a customers broadband problems, For some reason the router had lost its ADSL log in information so we reentered and tested by emulating a power cut and this solved the ADSL broadband Problem.
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 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.
We are now with a customer in Stoneleigh to look at an issue with broadband, The issue here is no connection to the exchange, so we test with a known working modem and this is the same we then went to the master socket and tested and all was ok.
Update: The fault is traced to an internet wiring fault on the phone line.