PC Repair

Much like a house, car, or any other investment, your computer is going to require some regular maintenance in order to keep it in running condition. Does that mean your in need of PC repair?

Probably not.

The truth of the matter is that very few computer problems actually require some form of PC repair. This is because most problems computer users face are rooted in the software, not the hardware, and can be fixed by taking advantage of handy tools. Many of which are free.

That said, if your computer is shutting down without explanation, is overheating, or simply won't start, you may in fact need to enlist a PC repair specialist. It is possible to repair your computer hardware, but without professional experience, I wouldn't recommend it.

PC Repair: Hiring

"I've tried to speed up my PC myself, but I need professional assistance. How do I hire someone to perform PC repair?"

There are some times, particularly with hardware issues, that there's nothing else you can do but hire a professional computer technician. Hiring someone isn't a task that should be taken lightly, so here are some quick tips for hiring someone for PC repair.

  • Computer repair services provided by big box chains are certainly convenient, but they're also expensive. You can save a lot of money by hiring a PC technician from a smaller, local service.
  • Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations before you decide on a PC technician. For every well respected PC repair person, there's another that is totally unqualified. The last thing you want is some novice technician with your precious files in their hands.
  • Make sure you hire a computer technician that specializes in your operating system. Most of you reading this will likely be Windows PC owners. Hiring someone that specials in Apple products is not going to do you any good, and vice versa.
  • If you'd like to save yourself a few trip to and from the repair shop, you may want to do some research and see if there is a technician that will come to your home. It may cost you slightly more, but trust me, it is well worth it.
  • Although it may be hard to do these days, if you can work with a PC repair firm that is willing to offer you a free diagnoses before you hire them, then you should absolutely jump at the opportunity.

However, if your PC is running sluggishly, crashing frequently, or throwing an endless stream of errors and pop-ups at you, PC repair on the hardware side of things is totally unnecessary. PC repair on the software and operating system side of things is an entirely new ball game. The vast majority of computer problems are caused here, and luckily, can be repaired here as well. Let us show you how.

Why Is My Computer So Slow?

There are many different elements that could be responsible for poor PC performance. We are going to briefly touch on some of the most common culprits, but please click here for a more in depth explanation as to why your computer is so slow.

Viruses and Trojans

Virus and trojan infections, with the increased use of the Web, are at an all time high. These various malicious files are becoming more and more complex. Luckily, the technology behind repairing your PC from viruses and trojans is also becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Hard Drive Errors

As you may already know, your computer's hard drive(s) stores all the data that you access via your PC. Due to the frequent usage that this component of your computer will naturally experience, it often falls victim to errors. The most common of these errors is hard disk fragmentation. After the constant creation and deletion of files that comes with regular computer usage, the data gets broken up to fit optimally on your hard drive. Unfortunately, the constant reshuffling of data will eventually result in slower opening of files and startup speeds.

Startup Processes

What's going on behind the scenes when you boot up your computer? As you are waiting for Windows to load, there are dozens of essential processes that are activating to ensure your computer and all its many features.

In addition to the processes that are required for the operating system, you can also add startup processes. For example, if you want Skype to open up as you log in to Windows, a startup process will be automatically added. As you can imagine, these startup processes begin to add up quickly. Before you know it, it's taking you 10 minutes to gain access to your computer.

Speed Up My PC!

These three common problem areas are just the tip of the iceberg. It is likely that there are thousands of errors bogging down your PC. Identifying each and every one of them on your own is futile, which is why we have a handy-dandy tool to do it for us.

SpeedyPC provides a one-click computer speed test that is likely to turn up hundred, if no multiple thousands of errors that are making your computer slow. A computer speed test scan takes just seconds, and best of all, it's absolutely free. Download it now and be sure to scan your PC regularly to make sure you are never missing out on a fantastic digital experience.

Now that you know what exactly is keeping your Windows PC from performing at its very best, it's time to fix them, and get your PC running like it is brand new again. SpeedyPC has you covered here as well. Once you've completed your complementary computer speed test, fixing all these errors is just a few clicks away.

Start by backing up your system using the included backup utility. Simply click "start" and the rest will practically take care of itself. You will need to provide some input in some areas, like which startup processes you would like to run, for example. Before you know it, you will be enjoying your PC just like the day you bought it.