Preparing to change ISP in Warwick

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.

Wireless printer installation at Warwick

Good morning today we are starting in Warwick to setup a HP wireless printer on a replaced wireless router for a customer.

This needed the HP wireless inkjet printer setting up to work with the BT router which required the printer to be attached via a USB cable to transfer the settings details (some of the HP Wireless printers allow you to enter the details directly on the LCD), and Then reconfiguring the laptop and 2 net books to work with it.

Computer dead no power

This morning i have a computer in Warwick with no power getting to the machine. After checking the fuses (by the way its almost never the fuses or the power switch) and the mains , We put  a new power supply unit in to the machine and tested it , This was all that was needed on this machine but a simular set of faults are apparent when the motherboard, processor or memory simm boards have a fault.

Dead Computer in Warwick Gates

Good Morning, Today we are starting on a Desktop PC at Warwickgates. This PC was dead with no power so first of all we tried a new Power Supply Unit which resulted in no change so at this point we changed tactic and removed the video card and memory boards gave them a clean and retested still the same no power, next was to reseat the processor this fixed the machine and it was able to run. (if it had not worked it could have been a faulty memory stick processor or even the mother board and because of the age would probably have been uneconomic to repair).

Although the machine was now working this was not the end as it seemed some one had been playing on less reputable sites and had filled the machine with malware so much so that the machine ran like an old 286( the PC was running extremely slow), so we cleaned up the machine and got it running much better.

Wireless Trouble in Warwick

In warwick today my only job is to reset the settings on a Belkin Router, then make a desktop PC work with it the first problem is its running Windows XP and its existing Wireless Card does not cope with WPA security, so we disabled the original Wireless Card and added a new Wireless USB adaptor that supports XP. all tested and working with all devices.

PC running Slow Warwick

Good Morning we are in Warwick today and our first job is to help speed up a computer that is running slowly, this is usually achieved by checking the registry and removing unneeded programs, The computer also had a Flash OCX error which was resolved by removing a corrupt screensaver.

Data Recovery in Warwick

This afternoon we are in Warwick working for Sliding Sash Supplies Ltd, We are here to repair a computer that is not not loading, We ran a recovery and was able to then read the drive. The drive how ever was quite old so we installed in to an IDE Adaptor and transferred to another PC.

Fake Antivirus Scam in Warwick

Now we are in Warwick to remove a fake antivirus from a Laptop computer called My Security Shield, It is believed the customer may have click a link on an email and the only thing this software does is to try to take money from the customer for its use. We edited the registry and removed this Fake Antivirus before scanning with Malwarebytes to make sure all clean then updated the computers antivirus and firewall security.

Computer Maintenance in Warwick

Good morning we are with a customer at Coten End in Warwick The customer has called us here to performing some maintenance on a HP laptop computer.

There was a few problems on this customers HP laptop computer the main one being that Microsoft Word was not functioning correctly this was found to be caused by a registry error which we rectified and got the customer up and running again

Computer Clean up in Warwick

Good Morning today we are starting with a computer repair for a customer in Warwick.

The problem on this computer is that it is running slow so we will check the registry run a virus scan and run a Malwarebytes scan to make sure the machine is clean.

It is also worth checking the fan on the processor is not clogged up with dust hair and carpet as this will raise the processor temperature which on the better processors higher temperature equals slow the processor down to compensate.