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Monday, May 08, 2006

Computer Consulting 101: Simple PC Help

It’s always a good idea for businesses to find a good computer consulting business to help them with on-going technical support. But sometimes the problem is simple enough that it doesn’t require an expensive call to a trained professional. Computer Consulting 101 gives the following piece of advice: REBOOT.

Many times people overlook this simple fix when in the midst of a panic, but it can save a lot of money in the long run. Just exit out of all files and programs, then go through the typical shutdown and restart sequence (your computer will typically even prompt you how to complete this process, so no need to worry!).

If your computer problem is due to a hardware problem, such as an issue with your network card, modem, mouse, keyboard or sound card, you can go just one step beyond rebooting:

1. Go to the start menu.
2. Shut down your PC.
3. Turn the power off for a minute or more, given your computer did not shut down on its own.
4. Power Up your PC and see if the problem is fixed.

The experts at Computer Consulting 101 have established that often as many as ten to twenty percent of problems are solved by a simple reboot, so it would benefit you to try this before making that expensive call to your support team. Save the budget for times when you really need technical help.

Created By: Joshua Feinberg