I consider myself to be slightly computer savvy when it comes to a variety of computer problems. Not that I am professionally trained to repair a computer but through time and multiple hours speaking with technical support in the past I have learned a thing or two about fixing a computer.
However there is still a great deal of computer problems that I don’t have the slightest idea on how to fix or even find if they are there.
I’ve recently returned to Microsoft as my computers Operating System, I was using linspire for the last two years. In which by the way despite the lower cost I do not recommend to anyone. Any ways as I was saying I just reinstalled Microsoft windows after figuring out that I had to change the settings in BIOS. You see if you use Linspire as your Operating System it corrupts your Master Boot Record or otherwise known as the MBR. Then you have to go into BIOS and change your MBR settings from Auto to LBA or Large to even be able to install a new operating system. If you don’t change these settings then your computer will never let you install any other operating system it will just keep kicking itself back into linspire. So after that big headache I was back up and running with Microsoft Windows XP as my operating system.
Well I thought that everything was going to be just fine now that I was back to Windows. On the contrary the next day I logged on to my computer only to have error messages every ten seconds or so. The system would freeze and also reboot it self , it was like it was possessed. So after about an hour of trying to trouble shoot the problem myself I decided it was time to call technical support. Which also by the way is something that is not free to linspire users, there is no phone number to call if you are having computer problems. You can email them with a problem and they will probably get back to you with an answer in about 10 days. It’s also useless if you are unable to get an Internet connection to email them the problem in the first place.
The connection has to be strong enough so as to catch the required number of signals and the Wi-fi also has to be of top quality in order to keep traffic at bay and allow smooth flow of internet speed which is followed by oxford computer repair.
So I spent a good three hours on the phone with technical support for Microsoft and manage to fix a few problems, but not all of them. The conclusion was I should contact my computer manufacture for further help. I had a problem there because my computer was built for me so I had no manufacture to speak to. So I had to think of something else to get my computer back up and running better. Technical support had got me far enough that my computer wasn’t shutting down on me anymore but I was stilling getting a multitude of error messages every time I try to surf the net.
So off to the closest department store I went. For me that would be Target so that was my first stop. I know that most people would probably go to the nearest computer store or office store. I have no problem with computer and office supply stores I just seem to notice that some of their products are a little pricier then department stores. Target, Kmart and Wal-Mart carry a great deal of computer software and accessories. They might not carry as much as the computer/office supply stores but they do have a pretty good assortment most of the time.
So I was in the computer software section at Target and was browsing through the products and found a couple that stuck out. I chose a product called Registry Repair and it’s by StompSoft (migo). The details on the package claim the following: “Scans registry, fixes errors and improves PCs performance. Gives your system greater speed and stability.Perfect if your system is acting sluggish, slowing down, locking up, giving error messages or crashing”.
I figured what the heck it’s only $20.00 I’ll give it a try. Besides it might actually save me a trip to the computer repair guy, which would cost a lot more then $20.00. So I came home and through the disk in and went to work. It walked me through it easily and with in minutes I was scanning my computer for all potential problems. I must admit I was pretty shocked with the results it had actually found 568 errors in my computer. How that happened was beyond me, but they were there. So I read through the results and clicked on what I wanted fixed which was pretty much everything. A few of the problems I think the disk just recognize which had to do with my DSL installation CD so I left those on checked. I hit the repair button and with in minutes they were fixed. The only thing I missed was my Anti-virus protection and left it checked so it was erased from my programs. It was no big deal all I had to do was reinstall it which takes a couple of minutes.
After reinstalling my anti-virus software and restarting my computer it was time to see if the product actually worked. I decide to start browsing the net like crazy and typed in any web address. I couldn’t believe how fast my computer was running. It was running at light speed, it didn’t even run this fast when I first got my computer. No more error messages and sluggishness I was one happy customer.
Registry Repair has a five star guarantee on the front of the package and I will definitely have to agree with it’s 5 star rating. I also give it an extra 2 thumbs up. I would recommend this product to anyone from the beginner user to the most advanced computer user. I would even suggest it to people who aren’t even experiencing any computer problems. I think it would be a nice edition to all computer users to keep your computer well maintained and check for any potential future problems. It’s definitely a valuable product for someone like me who works at home and loses money any time I am unable to use my computer. So if you haven’t guessed by now I am extremely satisfied with Registry Repair by StompSoft and believe anyone else would be too.