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Shipston on Stour,
CV36 4AS
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PC Repair

Problem PC? We’ll solve it. We’re who you call when your desktop runs slow and your programs stop working. From corrupted hard drives to infected machines, Cotswold Computers is your personal tech-savvy guru.

We can fix most desktop computers no matter what the issue is, and if your problem is software related, you may not even have to even bring it to us or arrange a visit as certain software issues can be fixed remotely. So if your hard drive’s making beeping sounds or your screen keeps freezing, let us know. Our professional, qualified computer technicians will get you working again ASAP.

Computer Won’t Turn On

Most scariest thing that can happen to your MAC or Windows computer is failure to turn on at all. You press the little power button and nothing happens. No beeps, clicks, clunks or whirs. Light on the monitor is on, but your computer is totally dead.

First of all don’t panic! When people face that kind of problem, they do tend to panic, worried that all important data on their PC or MAC is gone. Most probably your documents and pictures are safe, just not accessible at the moment. This computer problem shows that one of the hardware components has failed.

Noisy Computer

If you PC is groaning, moaning, clunking, clicking or making any unusual noises it usually means that something either needs cleaning or replacing. In more serious instances it could be the hard drive that is on the way out, and that is definitely something you will want to avoid, particularly if you dont have a recent back up of your important personal data.

Fret not. Simply pop your machine in to our workshop for us to check over the internal mechanics and ensure that no critical failure is imminent. We can also quieten any noisy fans and generally clean out the interior of your machine.

Computer Fails to Load Windows

This can happen suddenly and without any visible cause. Sometimes your computer begins to load but after some time stops responding during start up process. This problem can be caused by many factors.

Your computer can try to load windows from removable media. First of all check and remove any CD’s, DVD’s, USB flash drives, memory cards. Remove any digital cameras or external hard drives. Try to restart your computer. If it fails again something else is causing the problem. If your desktop display and error during start up, this is probably caused by hardware configuration problem. Your motherboard, CPU, memory or graphic card may develop a problem.

Computer Freezes and Restarts

It can be two types of problem causing a computer to freeze and restart. The first and most probable one is a software problem (Window or Mac). Viruses, Trojans, adware and program incompatibilities can cause system instability. When a system detects a problem it restarts to prevent future damage. These problems can be solved by cleaning unwanted programs and spyware, upgrading drivers or by reinstalling the operating system. We can test for software problems and repair your computer normally within 48 hours.

Second and more serious – hardware problem. Computer overheating is the most probable cause for computer freezing and restarting.

When you machine overheats it get’s unstable and sends a signal to restart. There are also other hardware faults that can cause computer freezes. Faulty power supply, graphic card, processor or even hard drive can cause this kind of problem. These symptoms generally require serious testing in our workshop and repairs normally take from 2 to 3 days.

Computer is Too Slow

My computer keeps running slow and when I start it up my desktop takes forever to load. What can it be? My computer runs slow, takes forever to start up or shut down and will even just shut itself off ..help!? What can I do to make my computer run faster it is running slow it takes forever for the internet to come up? My computer runs really slow and sometimes I can’t even get into my mail and it takes forever to find the sites? My computer takes forever to start, runs slow and keeps saying, warning unresponsive script.

Sound familiar? Computers become slower over time. Corrupt old and redundant files quickly build up in the computer, as does adware, spyware and malware.

This causes your computer to become slow, sluggish and causes crashes, system errors and serious slowdowns when you need your PC the most. It is the biggest annoyance when you need to wait for a computer to go through the simple task. Often this happens to older PC’s but this can happen to new computers too. The answer is a PC Clean Up & General Service. Ask us about giving your PC an MOT!

Printer, Keyboard or Mouse Doesn’t Work

Problems with peripherals can happen suddenly. Yesterday your printer, mouse or keyboard was working fine, you turn your computer on today and boom – no printer, mouse or keyboard at all. In most cases this problem can be caused by a software driver issue. First of all try to connect your faulty hardware to another USB port. Sometimes this helps to repair minor faults.

In a few cases the problem can be with faulty hardware. If none of your peripherals connected through USB are working then this is probably a mainboard fault. If you have a wi-fi printer and it is not working, this can caused by a wrong wi-fi router configuration.

Screen Doesn’t Show Anything

You turn on your desktop computer, you can hear it starting to work and windows starting to load, but your screen doesn’t show anything or “no signal found”. This can happen for many reasons. If you moved your computer recently, please check all your cables as they can be loose slightly and not sending a signal as a result. If the cables are all ok, you should try to connect the same screen to another computer. Maybe your monitor is faulty?

Sometimes the screen shows nothing because of a faulty graphics card or other hardware. If the steps mentioned above did not solve your problem, you should contact us to investigate further.

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