Computer problems are not new to a person using a personal computer regularly at home or at work. Problems can go from simple issues like frozen screens and lock-ups to major job effecting issues like drop of power supply and a hard drive crash. An endless list of computer problems are bound to happen out of which some can be easily cleared by shutting down the computer and clicking on restart. However, there are other grave problems that cannot be resolved without the help of an experienced technician or a professional. If you encounter any such problem you can always consider calling an IT professional to get your problem resolved, however just before placing that call it would do you good to analyze all the common computer issues and see if you can fix the problem yourself. In situations that require professional intervention such as a virus attack, it would be wise to take a backseat power off your system and call the professionals.
Contrary to the thoughts of many individuals where computers are considered magic machines, computers are after all man-made and contain a lot of delicate parts such as memory chips, programs, circuit boards and applications. These intricate parts, just like other machines can fail and malfunction. Computer problems such as strange noise coming from the system, performing slowly, freezing of the screen and unresponsive programs are all common issues. A few of the issues can usually be rectified by just rebooting the system and if that doesn’t work it mean that there is a serious error that has happened which requires professional intervention.
Sometimes individuals refer to problems of their personal computers when the problem is actually Internet related. Most of the work done on the computer is with the help of the internet and therefore a lot of browsers would be opened on the screen, this could be consuming a lot of power. This type of power consumption can cause the computer to run slow. If you encounter a slow computer, it would always be helpful to check for Internet activity such as closing of sites and tabs that are currently not in use. This will help in freeing up of the system and improve the computer’s speed.
One of the more serious issues that is very common however cannot be easily fixed is the attack of virus. Without being aware of it individuals keep downloading a lot of virus on a daily basis. They become aware of the malware only when it comes to the point where the computer does not respond crashes. This can be avoided by keeping away from e-mails sent to you by unknown people, by refraining from going into suspicious websites, by keeping away from links that look fishy. These are just a few ways by which hackers introduce viruses into your system. It is very important to be alert when checking e-mails because you could be using a networked system that is shared with the rest of the office and so when a virus enters your system it can be easily transmitted to other machines as well.