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Corona Virus update

St Helens PC Doctor remains open and will continue to be for as long as we are allowed and there are no Corona Virus symptoms within our Family.

As a business, we are taking the extra steps necessary to make sure that we don’t catch or spread the virus including cleaning down all the machines that come in with Isopropyl Alcohol, Regular hand washing and the use of Hand Gel to sanitise. All counters and surfaces are also being cleaned regularly.

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Windows 10 Repairs Warrington

Laptop or Computer with a windows 10 fault? We can repair it same day.

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system but much like its predecessors, it suffers from a number of regular faults that need to be repaired.

The update feature of Windows 10 causes all kinds of issues, the worst being it gets stuck in a loop whereby it starts booting, fails then comes up with “diagnosing your machine” and reboots again. 9 times out of 10 this is caused by a failed update installation, the problem is now you cant access any of your data. We can sometimes recover this and log back into the machine and other times we have to back up your data and re-install Windows 10.

The Windows 10 update from Windows 7 also caused a number of problems mainly slowing machines down, it is always better to install Windows 10 afresh, once Windows 10 has been installed your machine carries a digital licence and we can reinstall Windows 10 clean and activate it without problems. Your data is not a problem, we can backup before reinstalling and then restore once the installation is complete.

Another error we see quite often is the machines hard drive performing badly or beginning to fail. This often masquerades as a boot error either seeing the spinning circle constantly or boot error messages. Either way, we can replace the hard drive and reinstall windows for you to recover your machine.

For all of your Windows 10 Repairs in Warrington, please call 01925 243249, email us or fill in our contact form.

Malware removal st helens

What can you see happening with your computer when it has a malware infection.

The amount of time people spend on the internet now makes them an absolute dream for cybercriminals who want to mess with your machine and steal data to access your accounts or worse. Here we detail the symptoms your machine will have if it is suffering from a malware infection.

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laptop motherboard with stethoscope

Repairing your own computer

Computer repair near me | repairing your own computer

To start with before even considering repairing your own computer you are going to need to take on board some knowledge of how a computer works, how the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) interacts with all of the computer’s components, how the windows installation works with the bios and drives each of the computer’s components.

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HP Laptop with missing boot device error message on screen


A customer recently brought in this HP 255 G2 hard drive replacement Laptop that would not load into windows and made mention of a smart warning message that came up.

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) that detects and reports on various indicators of drive reliability, with the intent of enabling the anticipation of hardware failures.

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HP Laptop repairs St Helens

A customer recently brought us a newly released HP Laptop that he had bought only a number of weeks ago, he had dropped it and smashed the screen.

This HP LAPTOP SCREEN REPLACEMENT, however, is one of the new breed of laptops with a touchscreen (Personally don’t see the point in having a laptop with a touchscreen but that’s just personal opinion) that makes the replacement slightly more awkward.

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Xbox one laser replacement St Helens

The new Xbox One console made a massive jump in gameplay and graphics capabilities from the now 10-Year-Old Xbox 360 however even with the new design there are still common problems with the Xbox One.

This Xbox came in because it would not read any game discs, you could hear the drive spin up and attempt to read the disc and then stop, this happened no matter what disc you put in. From experience, these are the symptoms of a laser that is not reading correctly.

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Toshiba Laptop

Toshiba laptop screen replacement

Toshiba laptop screen replacement Warrington

This time, a customer required a Toshiba Laptop screen replacement after they left a pen on the keyboard and closed the lid causing the screen to Smash.

We carry a lot of Laptop screens in Stock to replace the most common types whilst any others we can order into stock the following day. The prices of screens vary so it is always a good idea to contact us for a quote on your specific machine.

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