What are Some Common PC Repairs You Can Do?

The PC is a strange beast. At times it is working perfectly well then when you are in the middle of an urgent report the screen goes blue.  With more modern PCs, there are fewer problems but you will still encounter the occasional crash. Some PC problems can seem so serious that you think the only alternative is buying a new PC. However, there are some PC repairs that you can handle without shelling out hundreds of dollars or spending good money on a new computer.

The Blue Screen of Death

If you are using an older PC running on Windows XP, it is very likely that you will encounter this problem. The Blue Screen of Death is technically called the STOP error and occurs when there is a memory failure making the PC software crash.

Installing a new copy of Windows is the quickest remedy for this. Restart the PC with the original Windows installation disk and follow the instructions.

Computer does not power up

If the computer does not power on, check if the power plug is properly inserted into the socket. Check if the cable is loose where is plugs into the PC. If power is available, all the connections are proper, yet the PC will not power up, you are looking at a faulty power unit.  If the PC powers up but the screen remains black, you have a booting problem. You can buy a new power unit that is easily installable using a simple screwdriver. For a booting problem, insert the original Windows installation disk and choose ‘Recovery Option’

Missing DLL file

You will at times get an error message saying there is a missing .dll file. These are files that help applications interact with Windows.  Remedy this by uninstalling the application and installing a fresh copy.

Virus alert

If you have an antivirus installed on your PC, it will raise alerts when it encounters a potentially malicious file. Just click on scan for the antivirus to scan the file.  Ensure the antivirus is updated by going to the settings tab and clicking on check for updates.

Slow PC

If your PC is too slow, you need to free up some memory space. This can be done by deleting files that you don’t need like old movies and games. It could also be that your PC is infected with viruses and other malicious files. Install antivirus software and let it run a full scan to clear all malicious files.