If you’re having a problem, try doing a restart first and see if the issue resolves itself after a fresh boot up. Many small glitches or a computer running slow can be fixed by simply restarting the device.
It’s best to set your computer to automatically download and install all the latest operating system updates. Many updates include bug fixes, as well as making your system more secure against hackers, viruses and malware.
The same goes for the software programs you commonly use. If the program doesn’t automatically update, check the “Help” section of the program and look for an entry that says something like “check for updates”.
If something wasn’t functioning properly before the update, chances are good it will work again after an update.
When your program really is having a lot of trouble functioning as it should, then you might need to uninstall and reinstall it.
It happens from time to time. Suddenly everything on your screen becomes unresponsive. Nothing you click on works or your mouse might also be completely frozen.
The first thing to do if you’re using a PC is to try the Ctrl+Alt+Delete method to open the Task Manager. If this fails to work, press and hold the power button to force the computer to shut down. Again, if this doesn’t shut down the computer so you can restart it, unplug the desktop’s power supply. On a laptop, you’ll have to remove the battery to force it to shut down.
If you can’t troubleshoot and resolve an issue yourself, or you don’t want the hassle of trying to figure it out, then seek help from computer professionals. Some problems can be complex to resolve for someone who is untrained.
For computer repairs in Cairns and Townsville, get in touch with your local computer specialists at Future Computers. Our expert staff will get the problem resolved and within a quick turnaround time. You’ll be happy to know that our prices are fair as well.
If your computer is glitching out, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re always here to help.