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It Starts But Runs Really Badly…

Do you get the multi-coloured ‘spinning wheel of death’ regularly? Is the whole thing running slowly? Does it take forever to open webpages or to open any file at all? These are symptoms of an unhappy computer, the cause can be various things. The first thing to do is some basic trouble shooting and maintenance, beginning with aRestart and Zap …

It Starts Up But Has a Question Mark Instead of the Desktop!

The question mark means Where is the Operating System? If the computer boots and the hard drive has problems you will get this symbol and it usually but not always means a physical problem with your hard drive. First thing to do is follow the procedure in the previous page It Starts Up But Runs Really Badly and boot the …

It Won’t Start Up!

If you press the start button on the computer and nothing happens at all then, Huston, we have a problem!Check that all the cables are pressed in correctly make sure that you have mains power at the socket you are using by plugging something else into it to test it and try again. If there is a noise or a …