Basics of computer repair

When your computer doesn’t work it can be very frustrating.  Fireytech is always happy to help repair your computer or network but we understand there are some of you who like to tinker.  Here is how we approach repairs.

Hardware of Software?

Narrowing down whether your problem is hardware or software is the first step.  Your computer runs slow but that could be an overheating processor (hardware) or malware / viruses (software).

Hardware refers to the physical components of your computer.  That includes items like:

  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Memory (Ram)
  • Hard Drive
  • Motherboard
  • Fans
  • Power Supply

Software items are all the programs installed on your hard drive.  That includes items like:

  • Windows Operating System
  • Anti-Virus Software
  • Games
  • Internet Browsers
  • Viruses / Malware

I will be writing up articles to address different scenarios you may encounter.

When My Computer Doesn’t Turn On.

Finding / Removing Viruses