August 17th, 2011 by Roopam | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service, Onsite Computer Repair Services, Small Business Computer Repair Services, Springfield Virginia (VA) Home Network Wireless Routers

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Dreaded Blue Screen – Blue Screen of Death, Springfield VA Computer Repair, Springfield, Virginia

A few things in the world can be more wobbly than they appear or they sound. It can be your car, your stairway, your neighborhood, your boss or your best friend. My idea of writing this blog is not to establish some controversy into your mind but it is simply to make you more familiar with the things we love to take for granted. Therefore, I am attempting my blog on one dreaded computer problem and not on how to become deal with frenemies.

My choice of writing is to a great extent dependent on the number of computer issue related phones we receive at Geek ABC, a Computer Repair Springfield, VA company that provides PC Repair services. There are reasonably a large number of customers at Geek ABC encounter this weird problem of Blue Screen. Some are able to describe it well, while some just sound frustrated with their Computers’ windows freezing entirely and they are left facing Blue Screen. It is almost a situation of cyber helplessness.

Only a Computer Repair Technician now knows the evil behind this Blue Screen. It is just important to understand at any point you see a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that it is almost one of the most fatal computer problems to happen to a computer machine.

What is Blue Screen of Death?

It is an error stage generated in the form of a blue colored screen by the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Blue Screen is also known as Stop Error or a Bug Check. Blue Screen is a critical error, can be recovered in most of the cases and causes the machine to crash. It surfaces up in the case of Windows crash or windows lock-up. There is more meaning believed to be attached to Blue Screen Error. Blue Screen conveys the error and with its blue color, it is believed to leave a calming-effect on its users in case of system crash.

 

What causes Blue Screen of Death?

Blue Screen can be caused because of particular issues within the operating system. It can also be memory issues, corrupt DLL files or unstable registry.  Please, find below a brief list of potential reasons behind a Blue Screen.

  • A Faulty Hardware can make up to be a potential reason for Blue Screen. A newly replaced hardware that is not supported by the existing Windows. There are times when the user removes hardware during Windows malfunction and places a new one instead that in turn causes a Blue Screen.
  • Similarly, a Recently Installed Software if installed in the same way as a few Antivirus software are installed causes a Blue Screen.
  • A Faulty Random Access Memory (RAM) may also contribute to Blue Screen.
  • Bad Clusters or Corrupt System Files on the Hard Drive can also cause Blue Screen to occur.
  • USB Drives or Memory Sticks which are not updated, older versions, or are infected may cause a Blue Screen.
  • Incompatibility between hardware and software
  • Blue Screen Error can as well be generated due to an Over-heated Computer or Processor. A few minor details like dust and dirt accumulates and starts building-up on hardware, taking almost all the possible ventilation opportunities away from the Computer.
  • A Corrupt Hard Drive can also be a reason behind Blue Screen. It is quite common to resort to the last alternative reinstalling Windows in case of unrecoverable errors. You will not realize that may cause Blue Screen to occur too.

 

How can you prevent or repair Blue Screen of Death?

Prevention is better than cure. Let us just minimize any possibility in the first place to expect Blue Screen occurrence. Unfortunately if you encounter Blue Screen, please follow the steps below whichever you may find applicable.

  • In case of Hardware Errors, the only option most likely is to observe what new entity you introduced to your computer hardware during a DIY computer repair act that has caused Blue Screen. Please, try to observe how your computer hardware was before. This computer repair technique will also be applicable in the Blue Screen caused by the introduction of new software to the machine.
  • If you doubt recently installed software to be one of the reasons for your Computer’s Blue Screen, you may choose to uninstall the same software. This Computer Repair step is reasonably easy and can be performed by accessing Control Panel (in case you can login your system) START menu and by opting for Add/Remove Programs.
  • For the Blue Screen error that is believed to have been infused in the system because of a faulty or corrupt memory stick, please try to remove or replace RAM out of the slot and push them back into the  slot firmly to avoid having them ended burnt accidently.
  • Blue Screen error caused because of processor overheating can be prevented by vacuuming or brush cleaning the inside of computer hardware to avoid any kind of ventilation blockage and enable a reasonable air flow.
  • Please, remember to update the driver for the USB Drives to minimize any occurrence of Blue Screen.
  • Please, arrange for Error Checking of a corrupt segment if Blue Screen occurred arbitrarily and you believe the reason for this unfortunate situation were bad clusters or corrupt system files.

 

Who can you rely on and how can we help you?

We are Geek ABC, a locally owned computer and network service and repair 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. Geek ABC Springfield VA Computer Repair company provides onsite computer repair, laptop and PC diagnostic service and repair, data recovery and other technical services. If you have any questions our services 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 14th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service, Computer Tips and Help, Free Computer Repair Services, In-Home Computer Repair, Onsite Computer Repair Services

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Is your computer running slow? -

Do you often find yourself asking “why is my computer so slow?”  Well, you’re not alone.

Here are a few things you can do yourself, in order to keep your computer running like new:

The first thing you should look at is getting rid of or deleting any files that you no longer need and back up files that you don’t use often on to DVD or CD, delete them from your hard drive, and store them in a safe place.  This will give you extra space on your hard drive and improve the performance of the OS.

Next you can remove all of the useless start up programs.  Computers these days come preloaded with a number of programs that you will never use.  Go through them and uninstall anything that you don’t need.  This will increase the speed of your computer.

Third, defragment your hard drive.  Performing a disk defragmentation on your hard drive, every so often based on usage, will organize your files and boost your computer’s speed by approximately 20%.

The next thing that you can do is make sure that your antivirus software is up-to-date and running.  Poor performance can sometimes be attributed to viruses and malware so you want to make sure that you are performing regular virus scans and updates to ensure that you eliminate them.

And last but not least, one thing that users tend to forget about is cleaning up their registry.  This is probably one of the most effective methods in restoring computer speed.  Every time you install, uninstall or run a program, registry entries are created.  Over time your system will be filled with errors and this will slow down its performance significantly.  If you are unsure about making manual changes to your registry using the Windows Registry Editor, there are a number of Free Registry Cleaners available.

If you don’t feel like any of these steps have aided in improving your computer speed.  Geek ABC offers 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 Onsite Computer Repair Services

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Top notch customer service is very important to us!

Onsite Computer Support and Services

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

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

Geek ABC On-site Computer Repair Technicians Are A+ Certified Computer Repair Professionals.

 
What does A+ Certification mean? To be certified as an A+ computer repair technician you must pass technical computer certification exams that test a computer technicians 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 or Business Computer Down? Need Your Home or Business Computer Repaired On-site FAST?

 

Look No Further! Geek ABC On-site Computer Repair Technicians Can Be Dispatched To You Immediately!

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

Now Offering FREE Over The Phone Computer Repair & Technical Support For New Home and Business Customers!

 
If you have never tried Geek ABC before you can get FREE over the phone home and business computer support and services for 90 days. Free over the phone computer support and Remote Desktop support is available to customers in all 50 US States.
   
On-site Computer Repair Services From Geek ABC
   
On-site Computer Support (On-site Home Computer Repair, On-site Business Computer Repair)
On-site Computer Training (On-site Home Computer Training, On-site Business Computer Training)
On-site Computer Repair Services (On-site Home Computer Repair, On-site Business Computer Repair)
On-site Computer Hardware Installation (On-site Home Computer Hardware Installation, On-site Business Computer Hardware Installation)
On-site Computer Hardware Repair (On-site Home Computer Hardware Repair, On-site Business Computer Hardware Repair)
On-site Computer Software Installation (On-site Home Computer Software Installation, On-site Business Computer Software Installation)
On-site Computer Software Repair (On-site Home Computer Software Repair, On-site Business Computer Software Repair)
On-site Computer Anti-virus Program Installation (On-site Home Computer & Business Computer Customers)
On-site Computer Virus Removal (On-site Home Computer Virus Removal, On-site Business Computer Virus Removal)
On-site Computer Data Backup (On-site Home Computer Data Backup, On-site Business Computer Data Backup)
On-site Computer Data Recovery (On-site Home Computer Data Recovery, On-site Business Computer Data Recovery)
On-site Printer Installation (On-site Home Computer Printer Installation, On-site Business Computer Printer Installation)
On-site Printer Repair (On-site Home Computer Printer Repair, On-site Business Computer Printer Repair)
On-site Network Firewall Installation (On-site Home Firewall Installation, On-site Business Firewall Installation)
On-site Network Firewall Repair (On-site Home Firewall Repair, On-site Business Firewall Repair)
On-site Computer Networking (On-site Home Computer Networking, On-site Business Computer Networking)
On-site Wireless Network Setup (On-site Home Wireless Network Setup, On-site Business Wireless Network Setup)
On-site Wireless Network Repair (On-site Home Wireless Network Repair, On-site Business Wireless Network Repair)
On-site Scanner Installation (On-site Home Scanner Installation, On-site Business Scanner Installation)
On-site Scanner Repair (On-site Home Scanner Repair, On-site Business Scanner Repair)
     

If you don’t see your specific on-site computer repair, on-site computer installation, on-site computer networking or on-site peripheral requirement listed above please call us to find out if we offer the specific on-site technical computer repair service or other technical service that you require.

The Geek ABC knowledge base ranges from professional Help Desk Computer Repair Technicians, On-site A+ Certified Computer Repair Technicians to professional corporate level professional Network Engineers. Make the smart choice and choose a top notch customer service oriented Geek ABC on-site computer repair professional. Our customer and client on-site computer support and service range is Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC.  We now support on-site computer repair customers outside of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  Call GeekABC to find out if we now service your area.

Call Geek ABC at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.4335.222)

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