Computer running slow and intermittant internet problem at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

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.
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Office missing from an Acer Aspire Series 3 new computer installation and wireless printer install at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

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.
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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.
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Antivirus upgrade and network scanner issue at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

Good morning we are with a customer on Jordan Close at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here to look at a scanner issue on a HP Photosmart C7210 multi function printer, oddly the issue here is that the printer works fine but the scanner thinks its disconnected, the problem it seems is that the AVG internet security is blocking the HP solutions centre from keeping the scanner alive, this was confirmed by first trying to disable the AVG firewall which failed and still gave a scanner disconnected error, then as AVG needed updating from version 9 to version 2012 we removed the internet security and tested which worked on the scanner.

Up on loading the new AVG 2012 it then showed as disconnected again even with the firewall disabled, we have logged a support ticket with AVG and are awaiting their response.

 

Moving computers in Kenilworth

This afternoon we are at a customer in Kenilworth to help them reinstall their computer systems after a house move.

This required a Wireless USB Adapter to get it all working now, But it seems we may be back in the next few weeks to setup a wireless access point system as at the moment the wireless only Covers 1/3rd of the house

Computer repair at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

First job this Afternoon I am at Kenilworth in Warwickshire we are here to repair the customers Dell computer system this looked as though we required the network card replacing , The Dell computer also required us to attempt a repair on its outlook PST Files.

UPDATE
For this Dell computer repair it turned out that the drivers for the existing network card needed updating from the Microsoft Windows updates and the Microsoft outlook issue was an error clearing the clean file flag and it required a hot fix from Microsoft installing to Repair this issue.
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Laptop data recovery at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

This afternoon we are in Kenilworth to attempt to recover a customers missing pictures from a laptop Computer.

Update Unfortunately the customer had done a factory reset on this machine and it might have been possible to retrieve some of the photos using another machine and running a recovery program but it would have taken a good 60 to 90 minutes to run the scan to find out if any thing survived, this time the customer said not worth recovering and asked me to reinstall the software and missing updates and antivirus.

Antivirus update and computer checkup at Kenilworth in Warwickshire

This afternoon we on Ferndale Drive at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, we are here to do some maintenance on an old Desktop Computer running Windows XP and a Netbook PC connected to a BT Infinity Wireless Router.

On the Desktop Computer we updated the antivirus to a current Version , reinstalled the wireless Adaptor and checked the startup files and Edited the Registry.

Its worth noting that on installations of BT Infinity that I come across with the Router sat on top of the Openreach Modem seem to generate a lot more heat and appear to get speed issues so I would recommend that the modem is wall mounted to combat this or at least separate on the area that they are situated in.

Kenilworth Router Trouble,Apple Mac at Henley in Arden and Laptop Repair in Wootton Wawen

At Kenilworth in the morning to sort out an adsl wireless router , and help a little with google web page search stuff with @suecablephoto www.suecablephotography.co.uk .
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Then the afternoon in Henley in Arden first setting up an Apple Mac with a virtual Windows using VMware Fusion happy to say that’s easier to do since i first set one up a good few years ago.

Followed by a trip to Yew Tree Farm Shop  http://www.yewtreefarmshop.com/index.php/yew-tree-farm/  at Wootton Wawen to perform minor surgery to a dell laptop computer by disable a misbehaving mouse pointer.

Computer Clean up in Kenilworth

First job Today is at Kenilworth Cleaning up a Hewlett Packard PC removing data and games and Setting up an email account. on this one as there was no data to keep we went straight to the emergency recovery partition and wiped the machine it was running very slow before the wipe after running like new and just needed the correct drivers for the added wireless adapter loading and a new email address for the new user.

Broadband Trouble in Kenilworth

My Second job for today is in Kenilworth the issue is that the router shows a link to the exchange but unable to connect, on all my previous troubles of this kind it has been the password Corrupted at the Internet Service Provider, on this one how ever it is the router that was at fault, so we replaced the ADSL Modem with a new Wireless ADSL Router.

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Wireless Trouble at Kenilworth

Next today we are in Kenilworth to fix a Netgear ADSL Router Problem the router appears to be working fine but the details for the admin are missing so we reset the Router to defaults and put the original settings back in taking care to write the details in to a safe area should we need to go check the router again.
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Solving Outlook Crashing Issue in Kenilworth

Good morning, We are with a customer on Rouncil Lane in Kenilworth, We are here to solve an issue where by outlook 2007 is crashing, After investigating the event log we found a number of event id error numbers 1000,5000,1002,2000. These suggested an issue with the MSO.DLL or corrupt pst, tested in safe mode and it seemed to be working fine so unlikley to be a PST file fault, Disabled all addins no change, in checking the event log further we found that some windows updates had been applied in the last 7 days, So we removed and reinstalled Service Pack 2 and this repaired the fault.

New Computer Installation and Data Transfer at Kenilworth

Good Morning we are with a customer on Clinton Lane in Kenilworth, We are here to Install the customers new computer system, This includes installing antivirus and firewall security, Setting up wireless internet access, setting up the customers existing printer, and transferring the customers data from an older PC the data is including Documents, Pictures, Music, Favourites, Emails and the address book.

Data Recovery in Kenilworth