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How to Troubleshoot and Repair your Own Computer at Home

With the help of tech communities and some basic technical knowledge, you can fix a computer yourself at home. Check out this beginner guide for self PC service your desktop and laptop.

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Computers are machines made of electronic parts. It runs with the combination of both software and hardware. If you don’t properly maintain and service your system timely, it may fail to operate. As a result, you may face data loss and other critical errors. If you don’t want to get into the trouble, you should buy AMC (annual computer contract plan) from any of your local computer repair company for periodical maintenance of your machine and operating system optimization. But, in case, you actually want to repair your own computer yourself, here we a few PC service tips for computer repair at home.

There may be a time when you were very frustrated because your computer started troubling you all of a sudden. I also suffered many times with these kinds of PC problems.

However, I always try to fix my computer’s issue myself. If it seems very critical for me to fix, I always call an onsite computer repair technician to troubleshot and solve my computer problems.

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Similarly, with the help of some self-maintenance tips and tweaks, you can also repair PC at your home.

No matters either it is a desktop or laptop, you can perform a self-diagnose for both. Following are some best computer repair tips for a non-technical person.

Useful PC Troubleshooting Tips for PC Service at Home

Below, you’ll see how to troubleshoot and attempt PC service yourself with some common solutions.

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While troubleshooting and repairing a machine, you need to follow the troubleshooting steps wisely. It may be a disaster if you don’t follow the right steps.

How to Fix Windows Errors Messages?

If you are getting any error message continuously, it may happen due to corrupted software or files.

Most of the time, the causes of these errors are virus or malware. If your computer has infected via virus/spyware/malware, you may get the Windows errors and unusual activities in your PC.

The most virus infections are easy to identify as specially designed to access authorized files and folders. Sometimes, the viruses create shortcut in pendrive, hijack the internet browsers, hack a computer, create folder automatically, reveals saved passwords and other computer infections like Adware display fake ads, popup advertising banners, etc.

There can be some other reasons too for those errors like Windows files, corrupted registry keys, temporary internet files, broken applications, and corrupted software files due to an application that was not installed properly.

Solution: First of all, install a genuine and effective antivirus program. Perform a full virus scan. It will move any infective files to the quarantine. Try to fix the issue with the help of technical communities like Microsoft Answer and Yahoo Answer.

Suppose you are getting any specific error while using the internet or any other application, write the error on a paper and try to find the solution of that error on tech communities.

Online technical communities are quite useful for self-diagnosis and PC service. You may almost find the right solutions there.

How to Fix Software or/and Application Errors?

Getting application errors or not able to use a specific application? There are chances that your computer starts not responding or hangs while you use any particular software.

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There can be many possible reasons for application errors like Windows update, error while updating software & Windows OS. The installed software on your computer doesn’t meet the hardware requirements, apps not installed properly, the operating system is infected with the virus, etc.

Solution: Try to troubleshoot the problems by searching the solutions on tech communities – Microsoft Answer and Yahoo Answer. There may be another possible reason for software issues such as using the pirated software and applications.

In this PC service tips, we always recommend you to use the genuine software only.

Computer Hardware Problems and Solutions

Well, for the computer hardware problems we will not suggest you try any self PC service tip. Never touch any internal computer components or/and parts because it may cause short circuits and other serious incidents.

If you think that any of your hardware component or part is not working properly, leave it. Take support from your local computer repair company. Only an expert can fix hardware related issues.

Solutions: Call the local PC service expert or take your PC to the nearby computer repairing shop. I’m also having lots of technical knowledge, but still, I prefer to take help from a computer repair engineer to the issues related to the computer hardware.

If you are also an IT expert and holding a certified degree in card-level and chip-level repairing, you can try to repair computer hardware yourself.

A Few Best Computer Repair and Maintenace Tips

We all know that prevention is better than cure. So, in order to keep your system up, you should optimize your machine once in 3 months.

Here are some additional PC service tips, you can check out below.

Protect your PC from cyber-threats

The internet world has full of threats like spyware, trojans, viruses, worms, boot sector virus, browser hijacker, ransomware (your personal files are encrypted), etc.

They can steal your personal information and affect the PC performance.

In order to keep a virus free system, always get the latest Windows update, software updates and use a good antivirus program.

Regularly do Disk Defragmentation

It is the process of reducing defragmentation in the system’s files. Whenever you install an application, it stores multiple app files in the computer’s hard drive that doesn’t completely remove even when you uninstall software from your computer.

Defragmentation reduces the amount of fragmentation that makes your system easier work properly.

Remove Unwanted Temporary Files and Software

Open Program and Features and remove all the unused software permanently from your computer. Now type %temp% in the Run dialog box (Windows key+R to open it) and delete the temporary files.

The temporary files and unnecessary application occupy space in your hard drive and slow down the PC.

Further, you can also download the CCleaner to clean and speed up your computer. It is the most popular computer utility app to speed up and optimize your system.

Update Computer Drivers, Software and Operating System

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a Windows computer or a computer. You should always keep your operating system and other software updated.

The latest security updates bring bug fixes and protect your computer against vulnerabilities that may be exploited by hackers and viruses. Install latest security patches to security holes.

That’s all.

Hope our PC services tips for beginners will be proven helpful in preparing a computer machine at home.

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