Desktop Computer Repair in Baton Rouge

The 3 Most Common Issues in Desktop Computer Repair 

While many things can go wrong with a desktop computer, the following three issues are the most common ones we see:

1. Virus and other software problems

The number one problem desktop computers face is by far the software problem. This can be a virus, a PUP (potentially unwanted program), malware or simply Windows failing due to a bad Windows update or simple data corruption caused by a power surge, bad software driver install or any other number of causes.  The symptoms can include your computer running slower than normal, freezing or locking up, the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) or simply programs not working the way they normally should. Fortunately, no matter what the cause of your software problem Computer Heaven can get your computer back up and running like the day you first bought it.  Computer Heaven even offers an optional virus warranty guarantee! With this optional warranty, we guarantee you will never get a virus ever again! Give us a call or stop by today!

2. Failing power supplies

Power supplies are some of the most vulnerable parts of a computer when it comes to power surges. After every electrical storm in Baton Rouge our power supply sales spike. To protect yourself against these surges, make sure you have a good surge protector that is actively protecting your computer. Keep in mind that ALL surge protectors will only protect a limited amount power surges (rated in Joules) before they become just a power strip.  Once your surge protector uses it’s limited number of surge protection power it will no longer protect your computer from any future surges. Some surge protectors tell you when they are no longer protecting your computer by having the surge protector power light blink. Others never tell you when they are no longer protecting you and have become a simple power strip. It’s just a guessing game. The reality is, here in Baton Rouge, we get a lot of electrical storms. If you haven’t replaced your surge protector in a long time, you may want to consider it before your equipment gets zapped. Be sure to save the insurance information on your surge protector as well (most come with $20,000 or more insurance coverage). This way if your computer does get zapped while plugged into that surge protector, you can get the surge protector company to pay for your repair! Not sure how that works? Give us a call today and let’s talk about it!

3. Hard drive failures

Some people think their computer is the “hard drive”.  However, the hard drive is a small metal box inside your computer or laptop. Your hard drive is where all of your data, programs and even the operating system (aka Windows) are stored. All hard drives will fail. They have moving parts and ball bearings which eventually fail.  If your hard drive fails we may or may not be able to recover your data. If you’ve noticed clicking noises from your computer or unusually slow performance, let Computer Heaven, Inc. diagnose the problem for you. We can help you troubleshoot your hard drive and either repair it or back up or recover your data, so you don’t lose everything in the event of a crash.  Of course, you should always have backups of your data. If you don’t currently backup up your data in real-time, give us a call today and let us show you how we can guarantee you will never ever lose any of your data, ever. Real-time data backup is very affordable and fully automated so you don’t have to do anything once we set it up for you!

Other common repair issues include – Failing cooling fans which cause your system to overheat, failing RAM which can cause BSOD (Blue screen of death), failing add-on cards such as video or network cards and failing motherboards.  So, whether you’re facing a hardware, software, or power supply issue, the expert team here at Computer Heaven, Inc. is here to locate your problem and solve it. Give us a call or stop by today!

Computer Repair in Baton Rouge

Most Common Problems with Desktop Computers

  • Virus and Malware Infections
  • Power Supply Failure
  • Hard Drive Failure
  • Overheating Issues
  • Windows Problems