Good morning today we are with a customer on Church Street at Clifton on Dunsmore near Rugby in Warwickshire.
We are here to repair a computer that the customer has reported they had a virus on the Sony Vaio laptop computer running Windows 7 which they attempted to remove but since then has been running Slow and producing a blue screen with the error message Kernel inpage error.
To repair this computer we ran a Malwarebytes scan which revealed some Trojan Virus problems and the possibility that the main cause is a virus hidden in the system files this is known as a root kit virus, to fix this we had to turn off the system restore service in the System Protection tab ran the antivirus root kit removal tools which found and removed the root kit virus, we then turned back on the system protection, created a new restore point and updated the antivirus definition.
This machine is now clean of viruses and working at its expected speed.
Good afternoon we are with Sterling Philips on Coten End at Warwick in Warwickshire.
We are here to fix a Dell Dimension computer that the customer has reported as not working, the fault here is that the computer powers up and then freezes on the BIOS screen.
After some investigation we discover that the USB ports on the front of the machine have some how been damaged so we open the computer up and disconnect the ports so to prevent more damage occurring through accidental use, this has got the customer up and running and after a brief check found the main screen was blurry this was found to be an incorrect resolution set and adjusted the screen settings accordingly
also in the office the customer had another Computer with 3 Monitor screens attached but only 2 working, after changing settings in the BIOS and installing the correct drivers we fixed it so that the machine has 3 monitors working.
Good morning today we are repairing an Acer laptop computer with a customer at Blackdown in Royal Leamington Spa between Milverton and Stoneleigh.
We have been called out here topday because the customer has reported that the Acer laptop computer is not powering up correctly.
On this one we opened up the computer removed and reseated the memory and the processor and all was working again.
Although the machine is working it is very slow this appears to most likely to be the hard drive and due to the costs involved and the age of the computer it has been recommend that a replacement computer would be prudent in the near future.
Good morning, today we are with Tachman Central at Tysoe between Banbury and Stratford on Avon in Warwickshire.
We are here because the customer has just moved offices and after a week of being fine the computers are failing to connect to the internet.
We tested the BT broadband and found it top be working correctly 7 Megabit download seemed very good for a village location .
The customers Acer laptop computer required the network stack drivers and settings to be reset and an easier to remove trojan virus was removed by running a malware scan whilst at it we also removed toolbars and other unneeded programs and cleaned up the registry.
On the desktop computer after checking was found to have a faulty network cable.
Whilst here it was noted that the customer was having troubles with an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace), The customer had been complaining it lacked memory and also had been using the included software and a cable to transfer pictures what I suggested was that he should use Dropbox and have that transfer the pictures as the phone comes with only 2 GB RAM we removed any unused programs and installed Dropbox although its a bit slow to upload from the phone after the initial run of 80 photos it seemed to work fine.
Good morning today we have been called out to repair a computer at a customers on Upper Holly Walk at Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.
The customer has reported an issue connecting to the internet and problems on installing antivirus on their Windows Vista Computer system.
The internet issue was intermittent and not obvious to find but whilst trying to repair the other issues on the computer the internet failed and we could here a static noise on the phone to confirm this we swapped the hand set for another the customer had around and the noise disappeared we then continued with the computer and it failed again and the noise returned with the new hand set, we then disconnected the internet and rechecked the noise was still there we then rang the phones service provider and reported this issue as a line noise fault. This was later repaired by British Telecom and was found to be a fault at the exchange in Leamington Spa.
The computer was repaired in a later visit as it had Windows Vista with no service packs required downloads from the internet including the AVG Antivirus Program to complete the job.
Good morning today we are with a customer on Beverley Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire
We have been called in because the customers Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer is not loading Windows XP.
Upon investigation it is found that the computer has lost the BIOS settings and to repair this computer all we needed to do is replace the CR2032 battery installed on the main board and reset the settings for the BIOS.
Good morning we are with www.noflatbatteries.com at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to repair sound problem with one of the companies computers, after fixing the issue on the computer we checked the companies website to see which pages need work for future optimisation.
Next today we are with a customer near the Welsh Road East at Southam in Warwickshire, The first job here is to repair a notebook computer running Windows XP with a rebooting issue, After checking we find that it is giving a Blue Screen error “Unmountable Boot Volume”,
this error is usually caused by an error of some description we confirmed this by booting to recovery console and attempting to list the directory, we performed a hard disc recovery which fixed the error and was then able to load the computer back in to Windows.
The next issue here was a problem on the computers Outlook Express email system, one of the customers contacts had attempted to send a large number of photos and this had blocked up the customers incoming emails, we managed to release this by downloading the emails one at a time storing the pictures in My Pictures and then deleting the Emails , we also reconnected the HP Deskjet F4500 Series multifunction scanner printer to this laptop so the customer can wirelessly scan and print, the computer had originally locked up on opening one of the large emails and this was thought at first glance to have been a virus but further investigation revealed that the heat sink that cooled the video chip had fallen off this was repaired by reattached with conductive adhesive.
Although this is now all working it is a little slow due to the age of the computer and the customer is now looking at a replacement machine over the next few months.
Good morning we are with a customer near Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, we are here to help clean up two computers that have been running slow, for this we edit the registry and startup files, checked the antivirus program is up to date and running correctly as well as running a malware scan just to check its all running perfectly.
Good morning we are with a customer on Windy Arbour at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported that their computer is running very slowly, its found that the phone line has a noise quality issue which will effect the internet connection quality and will cause our intermittent internet problem, we investigate further and find that we also have a second issue slowing down the computer, that is the computer has 2 antivirus programs installed and they are conflicting with each other, after removing one and editing the registry, and checking all up to date this computer was working at a good speed again.
This morning we are with Avon Energy Assessors Ltd at Welford on Avon in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported that their laptop computer has slowed down and is not loading certain pages on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook was not sending or receiving emails.
First we edited the registry and removed and unneeded programs from the machine amongst these are toolbar’s and recognised malware such as Babylon, Funweb, Yontoo etc. We then ran a Malwarebytes scan to check the machine and it found and removed further potentially unwanted programs (PUPS) .
We also downloaded and installed PDF creator to allow the customer to create PDF files from any program that can print.
Good morning we are with a customer on Lindsey Crescent at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here because the customer has reported an issue with running Microsoft Office 2010 on their Acer Aspire Series 3 Laptop Computer.
When tested we find that there is a registry issue preventing the user profile from loading and the computer was locking up with in minutes of powering up followed by a blue screen of death stating that a memory error had occurred.
We first attempted to run the factory restore which maintains the users data this resulted in an error “WIM apply image fail error 0x45D (1117), upon reboot this resulted in a boot loader missing message.
At this point we stripped the computer and removed and backed up the customers documents, pictures and any thing else in the user folder to another computer.
We then restarted the computer holding the alt key and tapping the F10 key this loaded the factory reset menu which as we now had a backup of the customers data allowed us to run the factory restore to defaults.
Reinstall the customers programs and data, and install the customers HP Officejet Pro Wireless multi function Printer.
We are now with a customer on Albert Street, Milverton in Leamington Spa,Warwickshire, the customer has an Acer all in one Z5600 computer system, the customer had asked us to repair it as the issue here is that the computer will power off after 30 minutes of use.
We checked the Bios set up and this machine had a computer heath check section which was suggesting that the processor was running at 70 degrees C , we disassembled the computer and found minor debris in the copper grills of the heat sink which we cleaned out, we then removed the heat sink from the board and found that the heat transfer pad that was fitted as standard had started to disintegrate so we removed the old pad and cleaned the processor with Isopropyl and then replaced with heat conductive paste,
reassembled the computer and tested after 30 minutes of use we are now getting a temperature of between 42 and 56 degrees C, and the computer is no longer powering off.
Good morning we are with Milverton Consultants on Milverton Terrace at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to help the customer resubscribe to Symantec for Norton 360, whilst here we upgraded the Norton 360 from version 5 to version 6, and removed unneeded tool bars from Internet Explorer.
Good morning we are with a customer on Hammon Green at Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, we are here to effect a repair on an Acer Aspire 5738 / 5338 laptop computer that has a loose power supply socket, this will involve disassembling the computer and removing the main motherboard to see if the socket looks repairable and assuming that it does need re soldering and strengthening the socket before testing and reassembling .
Update: The Acer Aspire 5738 / 5338 laptop computer was repaired successfully, and as the machine was 2.5 years old it seemed prudent to change the CR2032 battery that holds the time date and CMOS information as they can last 3 to 5 years and normally would be inaccessible.
Good morning we are with a customer on Guys Cliffe Road at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, we are here to help the customer solve an issue with their internet which started after upgrading the antivirus to AVG 2012 Internet Security.
Update: Before we arrived the customer had ran system restore and this had got the internet security in to a bit of a mess, the add remove programs and the AVG removal tool would not work , so we removed all the temp files and application data, ran the Windows Install Cleaner and was then able to attempt a reinstall of the program, once installed the firewall failed and got stuck in a reboot loop, this seemed to be going no where fast so we removed the program and reinstalled the AVG Free which worked first time.
We also realigned the Brother DCP585CW whilst here as the print out appeared to have a blurred shadow in normal printing mode, with adjustment this appeared to be better, with Fine mode looking perfect.
Good morning we are with Complete Environmental Services at the Plantagenet Trading Estate on the Warwick Road in Kineton between Warwick and Banbury in Warwickshire, we are here to reset all the customers email systems on all their computers and devices, remove some spyware, malware and a virus from one of there computer systems.
Update: We installed the email on their computer systems, Apple iPhones and Apple iPad, the Toshiba laptop computer needed TCP/IP and winsocks resetting, and a desktop computer needed 2 antivirus programs removing, this was causing the computer to run slower.
We are with Paul Swanson Guitar Tuition at Greville Road on the Emscote in Warwick, we are here because the customer has reported that their MSI Notebook computer is running very slowly.
Update after removing 10 entries from the registry, we removed several toolbars and unneeded programs, found and removed a Trojan Vundo virus and other malware , updated the antivirus to AVG 2012 and flash to the latest version.
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 we are with a customer on Bridge End at Warwick in Warwickshire, we are here to repair the connection between the customers Brother multi function printer to scan correctly with the customers Toshiba laptop computer.
For our last job today we are with a customer at Palmer road at Whitnash in Warwickshire, the customer has reported issues with their computer and we here to help. They have an email that wont delete and the www.telegraph.co.uk was not opening on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
This morning we are with a customer at Kenilworth in Warwickshire to install a backup system for an external USB hard drive for this we are using the download for Synctoy from Microsoft , the reason for using this is that it is pretty easy to use and does not take to long because it only copies the files that have been changed.
Good morning today we are with a customer on the Radford Road at Leamington spa in Warwickshire, we are here to investigate a computer that has power but no screen display output.
Update: upon Investigation it was found that a surge had tripped the power supplies thermal switch, all we needed to do here was removal the power and in the time taken to confirm the power lead worked the thermal switch had reset. this was then tested all working for now, quite lucky as it goes.
Next today we are with Lighthorne Lamb at Lighthorne in Warwickshire, the customer is having problems with the internet at this location, this is traced to a Faulty BT Router which is reset for now but is quite old and will need replacing in the near future.
Good Morning this morning we are with a customer in Leamington Spa to perform some general maintenance on the customers computers, and to place an SSD from a broken Laptop in to a USB caddie for use as an external storage.
For the next job today we are at a customers in Warwick to prepare for changing the internet service provider, the email account has been with Tiscali for a long time but now it seems Spam Filters are beginning to block the email servers IP address range so we have set the customer up with a Gmail account so they can make sure that they don’t loose any contact and in a few months when they are happy all working fine we can go back in and order a new internet service provider.
This morning we are with Avon Energy Assessors Ltd at Welford on Avon near Weston on Avon, Luddington, Long Marston, and Binton in Warwickshire to perform a repair and some maintenance on the customers laptop computer, the main problem being with Microsoft Outlook 2007 being slow to load and Suggesting exit issues, opening in safe mode, sync not finishing , this required updating to service pack 1 and a hot fix loading, in addition to this we also updated the IBM Thinkpads drivers and various other program updates.
This afternoon we are back at a customers in Leamington Spa to examine a Dell Studio XPS to evaluate if we can repair or requires parts this machine requires smaller than usual torx screwdrivers similar to Current mobile smart phones.
Update as suspected the screen is glued to the front bezel and will break so if you even going in to check the cables the LCD will shatter.