5 Things You Can Do To Avoid Computer Repair Problems

We somewhat take our computers, laptops, and other such devices for granted, but these are just like any other electronics and sooner or later develop some sort of issues, which require repair.

In many cases, the nature of the problem may be small, but you need to get it right before it turns into a bigger problem. However, you can apply a number of easy techniques to avoid computer repair problems in future.

Let’s check out a few tips that can help you to stay ahead in maintaining your computer or other similar devices.

  • Make A List Of The Symptoms

When your PC starts showing any kind of operational issues, you will be appeared with particular error messages. These error message should be composed alongside alternate symptoms and disappointments confronted by you.

You may not be able to figure out the correct nature and reason of the PC problem because of their technical nature, yet when you catch these points of interest in a detailed and thorough way, then it will help the expert to recognise and take care of the issue rapidly. So you should observe the PC issue and note it down properly.

  • Get The Telephone Services

Sometimes it is impractical to visit a PC repair shop because of its far location or because of your busy work routine. So you have to investigate the remote consultation services that offer help to repair the PC. You can get the numbers from the official website of the company.

  • Make Notes The Repair Process

When you are giving over your PC to the onsite computer repairs centre, you should make a point to gather reports from the organisation specifying the particular PC equipment or programming that should be replaced alongside the correct time needed to repair the PC. It is likewise vital to approach the organisation for post repair guarantee. This basic documentation technique will help you to save some extra costs or charges.

  • Prepare The Computer For Repairing

Before you choose to give the PC for repair, you need to backup all the critical data on the PC including serial number of the PC hard disk, modem’s serial number, and serial number CD-ROM and different parts of the computer.

When you get the PC from the computer repairs and fix centre then these details will help in verifying your computer. Further, you have to delete a wide range of personal and classified information from the PC before giving it for repair.

  • Talk About Exchanging The PC At A Discounted Price

If you have one of the older models of the PC, the PC parts needed may not be available because of the model being out of production or guarantee period. In such cases, you can consider the exchange offers available to replace the current PC with another one by paying a discounted amount. There are no particular rates of exchange, so you need to negotiate with the buyer and see what you can get in return.

Improving Your Computer’s Performance – How It’s Done

Mostly, people are inclined towards expensive software to optimize their machine which most of the time create more problems. I will tell you about some of the basic tips to make your windows running smoothly without going more complex.

1) First of all, you don’t need to download any expensive software like “System mechanic”, “Avg Tuneup” etc to optimize your windows as they most of the time create more trouble rather than doing what they should do. So, try avoiding this software and look for the free alternatives.

2) Use the “Windows Disk Cleaner”. It is a simple and effective tool to clean the system and it does a fair job in doing what its name implies. The engineers of the Microsoft Windows are clever enough to make their “Windows Disk Cleaner” effective for their users. There are a variety of options to choose for cleaning the PC as required.

3) Use the “Windows Disk Defragmenter”. It looks very simple but, believe me, it will replace all your other defragmenter software. It also has an option for scheduling the time for defragmenting.

4) If you prefer a system cleaning software then “CCleaner” can be a good option for you. It is such a wonderful cleaning software and also includes a registry cleaner. Just use the free version and it will be sufficient for your whole system. The great feature of the “CCleaner” is that it has the option to let you find out about your startup programs in detail. You can turn off useless extensions of browsers, or disable scheduled tasks which take the precious memory of the system.

5) You can also use the “Defraggler” for defragging the system. It’s another great software from the same company of CCleaner “Piriform”. The best thing about this software is that it can make your system’s fragment almost zero. You can also confirm this by defragging from this software and then checking from the “Windows Disk Defragmenter”. Just click on the “Analyze” for checking. Aside from defragging effectively, it can also defrag locked system files. For using this, open the Defraggler and click on the settings. From there select the option “Boot Time Defrag” and there you can select the time when to perform.

Note: These tips are very basic, but they are effective. I personally follow these tips and my system is running smoothly. Also, these expensive cleaning software creates more problems. You may find this kind of software have a very good rating on reviewing websites like the “Top Ten Reviews” etc but have you see free software on their website. So, what this implies is that these kinds of reviewing websites charge a huge amount of money from the pricey software making companies and in turn rank them on top.

Book Review: Computer Investigation by Elizabeth Bauchner

Who is the target audience for this book?

Make no mistake. This book is not targeted for computer professionals. If you have a degree in Computer Science or just know a lot about computers, you won’t learn anything from this book. This book is targeted to children in the middle school age group, but it would also be a good introductory book for adults.

That said, what does the book talk about?

What is the science of computer forensics?

Computer forensics is a two-part process. First, data is retrieved and then the data is used. It is different from other forensic sciences because the data usually stands on its own and does not need to be interpreted.

What are the many duties of a computer forensics technician?

While doing their job, computer forensic specialists must preserve evidence, not introduce viruses or worms into a system, handle data properly, keep evidence within the chain of command, reduce the impact of the system’s analysis on any businesses affected, and make sure privileged information is not divulged.

Following those rules, computer forensic professionals find hidden files, swap files, and temp files used by the operating system and by applications. They access these files and protected and encrypted files, searching for information relevant to the case. They analyze the data found, especially in areas normally considered inaccessible. They perform an over all system analysis and list all relevant files. They provide an opinion of the system’s layout and who authored which files. They make notes of attempts to delete or protect files, and they provide expert testimony and/or consultation in court as needed.

The book gives definitions for commonly used words, or jargon, in the industry.

A hacker is someone who is really interested in a piece of technology and learns all possible about the technology.

A cracker is someone who uses their hacker knowledge for bad.

Hackers are white hat, and crackers are black hat hackers.

A phreaker was a person who scammed the telephone company to get free long-distance calls.

Spoofing is mimicking a website (or an email) so the receiver thinks the sender is someone else.

Phishing is trying to get information from people, like their user accounts and passwords, and social security numbers.

A virus is a program, attached to another program, that infects a system when the program is opened. The virus can’t do anything unless the program is opened and ran.

A worm is like a virus, but it can replicate itself without other programs being opened.

A Trojan horse is a program that pretends to be a different kind of program.

Denial of Service (DoS) is when a cracker tries to prevent a system from being accessible by its normal users.