The common problems of using computers and laptops

The common problems of using computers and laptops

Computers and laptops have become the spine of users due to the benefits, such as time saving, that they offer. No one wants their computer and laptop to go out of order. However as they electronic items they will eventually need maintenance and upgrades to support newer applications and the latest operating systems.

Folks get worried when their computers and laptops go out of order because they might not have enough time to take them for repairs. They may change their computers and purchase new ones, the problem then is what to do when you have important data that still remains on a faulty computer. We are going to discuss some computer problems and solutions on how to recover the data from computers that need repairs.

Some people complain that the battery power of their laptops runs low after just 15 minutes, even with laptops that have only had a year of use. The charge on the new battery used to last up to 4 hours. This is a very common problem with all laptop users. This problem is due to keeping a laptop, that has been shut down, plugged in to the mains. Due to the nature of batteries, that have a limited number of recharge cycles, and the laptop's hardware power configuration, battery cells can inadvertently still remain charging. The solution to this problem is that whenever you shut down the laptop pull the power adaptor from its socket.

It can sometimes happen that an operating system doesn't start and the screen shows a hard disk error. One of the reasons that this happens could be due to electrical power spikes, or that the computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) settings inadvertently being changed. BIOS settings are stored on a computer's mother, independent of the operating systems that has been installed on the hard disk.

To fix the BIOS settings problem:

1. Start or restart the computer.

2. Whilst the computer is booting (before Windows or another operating system has loaded) press F12 to open the BIOS settings.

3. Change the boot device sequence so that the hard disk drive is the first to be booted.

4. Save the settings, exit the BIOS and restart the computer.