September 12th, 2011 by Roopam | 2 Comments | Filed in Bethesda Maryland (MD) Environmentally Friendly Computers, Computer & Network Repair & Service Companies, Computer Repair Service, Home Computer Repair Services, slider-images

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Overheating Desktop Computer – How to repair an overheating Desktop Computer, Bethesda MD Computer Repair, Bethesda Maryland

Imagine a long working day, running those unavoidable errands amidst the tight schedule, picking-up kids at schools, making a detailed-trip to grocery store and then finally the moment of euphoria when you see the first glimpse of your street address. Your abode is waiting for a knackered you.  Machines are no different. Machines behave the same way when put through a rigorous use. They don’t feel knackered; they just get heated-up. This applies to your vacuums, cell-phones, washing-machines, dryers, blow-dryers, hair straightners, I-pads, and even computer systems. Though ever machine bears some significant value in our lives, the measure of our dependency on computers is vast is an understatement.

Any desktop computer can heat up if been use for a while or after a constant use. It starts to shut down on its own without any logical instruction by user. The heat generated after a constant use is thrown away through the medium of air vents by natural convention or forced convention. Fixing the overheating computers should be taken into consideration straight away since those can cause computer problems like blue screens to data loss.

What are the causes of Overheating Computers?

There can be a range of reasons accountable for Overheating computers. A bad design can be one prime reason for a computer that is experiencing overheating. Generally, electric elements are placed on inventive fin designs that accommodate the dissipation of heat. It has been observed that gaming can also induce overheating in a computer. Moreover, any act of intense multi-tasking on your computer compels the CPU function at high capacity resulting in a higher amount of heat release. Another major reason for an overheating computer can be its long-drawn-out use without any break. This does not allow

Self- diagnosis of a problem computer at home may take some valuable time and energy to understand the exact cause of computer overheating. However, Geek ABC can help you with your professional service quest for Computer Repair Bethesda companies.

What are the signs of Overheating Computers?

The signs and symptoms though depend upon the make and model of computer in relation to the installed operating system. However, there are a few common ones which can help users to know instantly that their computers are overheating due to different potential reasons. One may observe that on starting-up or in between, the computer might produce a beeping sound or will just start shutting down on its own without any logical instruction by the user.

Another symptom and recurring memory errors are other signs of an overheating computer. A simple way to for the problem symptom is looking out for fan operation.

How to repair an overheating computer?

The first and foremost solution is to bring this computer issue to its manufacturer if your computer is still under a warranty. The warranty generally covers most computer problems within an obvious period of time. If the computer system is in under warranty, it is most likely that the brand manufacturer will either repair the computer or else will provide customer with another new machine, if the prior option is not practical.

It is advisable to check for dust and dirt as a DIY initiative for repairing the overheating computer. Dust and dirt can start building-up inside the computer components and can reduce the airflow that in turn can slow down or obstruct the fans to perform or perform at all. Therefore, it is important to get rid of any dust or dirt.

While some other source may advise to take the casing cover off your computer in order to improve ventilation, we recommend avoiding repairing your computer that way. Though it may really improve ventilation, it cannot make up to be a logical way of avoiding or preventing computer overheating since it leaves the computers inside exposed.

A self-attempting computer repair initiatives like disassembling computer to treat computer problems like over-heating should be avoided at home. But if you must, you should have adequate familiarity with the subject. However, disassembling the computer can cease the warranty agreement and the computer may not qualify to be repaired under warranty. Therefore, it is always advisable to either seek help from the computer’s brand manufacturer or else seek a professional computer repair company’s help. Geek ABC is one such company providing Bethesda Computer Repair services and other IT services across MD, Northern VA and DC.

Who can you rely on?

We are Geek ABC, a locally owned Bethesda MD Computer Repair and network service company that provides mobile, onsite computer service and repair for businesses and residents throughout Northern Virginia (VA), Baltimore Maryland (MD) metropolitan area, and Washington DC metro area.  If you have any questions our services or you are looking for a Computer Repair Bethesda MD company we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment. You can also check out our blog at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/ for additional information.

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September 17th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Tips and Help, Free Computer Repair Services, Home Computer Repair Services, In-Home Computer Repair, Windows Tips and Tricks

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Low Virtual Memory Error Message-

What is Virtual Memory?

The process of increasing the apparent size of a computer’s RAM (Random Access Memory) by using a section of the hard drive space as an extension of RAM and treating it like real memory, thus virtual memory.  Basically, when the entire RAM on your computer is in use, Windows will attempt to create virtual memory by using hard drive space to create more memory and treat it as such.

Even though your software can’t make the distinction between virtual and real memory, there is a good chance that you will notice your programs and software are running considerably slower because of the hard drive activity that it requires.

Here are initial steps you can take to increase the size of your virtual memory:

Windows 7

1.       Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.

2.       In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.       On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

4.       Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.

5.       Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

6.       Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

7.       Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

Windows Vista

1.       Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.

2.       In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.       On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

4.       Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.

5.       Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

6.       Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

7.       Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance pane, click Settings.
  4. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change.
  6. Change the Initial size value and the Maximum size value to a higher value, click Set, and then click OK.
  7. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.

Windows 2000

  1. Right-click My Computer and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click Advanced
  3. Click Performance Options.
  4. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change to increase the paging file.Windows 2000 requires an Initial value of 126 MB for debugging.
  5. After you change the setting, click Set, and then click OK.
  6. In the System Control Panel Applet dialog box, click OK to the following message:

The changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect.

  1. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
  2. When you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

If you don’t feel like any of these steps have aided in improving your virtual memory issues and if you continue to see signs of low virtual memory, or if Windows warns you about a low virtual memory problem, you should look in to adding more RAM.  The first step is to check with the information that came with your computer to determine which type of RAM is compatible with your computer and here at Geek ABC we offer in-home computer repair for Home and Business computer customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We serve customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC in areas such as Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Oakton, Springfield, Vienna, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Germantown, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Washington DC.


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September 13th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service, Free Computer Repair Services, Home Computer Repair Services, In-Home Computer Repair, Onsite Computer Repair Services

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In-Home Computer Repair – Why Choose In-Home Computer Repair?, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Herndon, Mclean, Reston, Vienna, VA, Washington DC, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, MD

Here at Geek ABC, when you use our in-home computer repair services, you know that your computer is priority. Chances are, if you drop your computer off at one of your neighborhood “Big Box” stores, there is no guarantee that the technician is 100% dedicated to your computer. With having one of our technician’s in-home, you know that your computer is their #1 priority. Basically, you have your own personal geek there to explain and answer questions about the little things that you need help with in other computer related areas, aside from the main issue at hand.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

With in-home computer repair you don’t have to worry about disconnecting your computer and all of its parts and haul it in to the store. This saves you time, money and gas. Most issues can be fixed same day and if your computer is in need of more extensive help, we will bring it to our shop, perform all the required maintenance and repairs, and return it to you. Whereas, if you take your computer and drop it off at some random “Big Box” store, there is no telling how long it will take them to fix it, it could be a few days up to a few weeks.

Another reason to choose Geek ABC for your in-home computer repair is that we can schedule and provide services at your convenience and our technicians are on-time, friendly, and knowledgeable, not to mention, we fix the problems right in front of you. There’s no need to worry about your personal information being lost or stolen and if you have questions along the way we are there to answer them. And last but not least, compared to “Big Box” stores, our rates are considerably lower, we give a 90 day labor warranty on in-home service calls and we also provide free over-the-phone support to all of our existing customers.

Geek ABC offers in-home computer service and repair for Home and Business computer customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We serve customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC in areas such as Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Oakton, Springfield, Vienna, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Germantown, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Washington DC.

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March 2nd, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Home Computer Repair Services

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Choosing the best qualified top notch home computer repair professionals should be very important to you.

 
Home Computer Repair - Geek ABC is a world class on-demand home computer repair service provider offering Home Computer Remote repair and Home Computer On-site computer repair for the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and beyond. We provide home computer repair to home computer customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC. Geek ABC also offers home computer repair to all 50 US states. Geek ABC offers FAST and PERMANENT computer repair solutions to home and business computer users.
   

Geek ABC home computer repair technicians are A+ certified computer professionals with many years of professional computer repair experience

   

What is A+ Certification? A+ Certified Computer Repair Technician Qualifications

   
To be certified as an A+ home computer repair technician you must pass technical certification exams that test a computer repair technician’s knowledge of personal computer components, laptops and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.
   

Is your home computer down? Need your home computer repaired FAST?

Look no further! Geek ABC is ready to come to your home computer repair rescue immediately!

   
Why drop your home computer off at the shop and wait for days to get your home computer repaired when you can have it repaired within hours? In some cases your home computer can be repaired in minutes over the phone or via Remote Desktop Support depending on the nature of the home computer repair problem. Geek ABC certified home computer repair professionals take pride in how fast we fix home computer repair problems. There is no guesswork involved when you have Geek ABC home computer repair professional handling your home computer repair problem. All of our highly trained certified home computer repair technicians have many years of professional home computer repair experience.
   

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If you have never tried Geek ABC before you can get FREE over the phone home computer repair and services for 90 days. Geek ABC also offers our 90 day FREE over the phone computer repair and services to businesses. Free over the phone computer repair and Remote Desktop computer repair is available to all 50 US States as well as the Geek ABC local service areas of Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington DC.
   

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Home Computer Hardware Installation (Home computer hardware installation is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC.)
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Home Computer Software Installation (Home computer software installation is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. Home computer software installation is also provided to customers in all 50 US States.)
Home Computer Software Repair (Home computer software repair is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. Home computer software repair is also provided to customers in all 50 US States.)
Home Computer Anti-virus Program Installation (Home computer anti-virus installation is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. Home computer anti-virus installation is also provided to customers in all 50 US States.)
Home Computer Virus Removal (Home computer virus removal is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. Home computer virus removal is also provided to customers in all 50 US States.)
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Home Computer Data Recovery (Home computer data recovery is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. Home computer data recovery is also provided to customers in all 50 US States.)
Home Printer Installation (Home printer installation is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. * Home printer installation is also provided to customers in all 50 US States. *printer software installation only.)
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Home Network Firewall Installation (Home firewall installation is provided to local customers in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Washington DC. * Home firewall installation is also provided to customers in all 50 US States. *firewall software installation and configuration only.) 
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If you don’t see your specific home computer repair, home networking or home peripheral installation or repair requirement listed above, please call Geek ABC to find out if we offer the specific technical computer service you require.

The Geek ABC computer knowledge base ranges from experienced professional Help Desk Home Computer Repair Technicians to experienced professional corporate level Network Engineers. Make the smart choice and choose a top notch customer service oriented Geek ABC home computer repair professional. Our local customer and client service range is Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC.  Geek ABC also offers most home computer repair services to all 50 US States.

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