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DIY Tips For Computer Repairs You Need To Know

“Great things just don’t come easy”, this sentiment is shared by millions worldwide. But with the right information, you can find yourself in the right part to achieving what you want. The modern age has seen the use of computers woven into the fabrics of our existence and this like everything else sometimes break down as a result of one factor or the other ( internal or external). Having the right guide to put you through the world of computer repairs will help you get this seemingly daunting challenge off your shoulders. It is sad and destabilizing to discover that your computer is faulty, even worse is when you get to a computer repair outlet and you find out that you barely understand what the technician is trying to convey. To assist you to navigate the repair world with ease, and put you on top when communicating with the technician, you just have to read on as this article list basic terms you will encounter in the journey to fix your computer system.

Booting

This is the process of starting your computer up on a given day. A computer restart is known as a reboot,

Bug

This is a general term used to describe any problem encountered on the computer. In the real sense, it means a particular defect in a software design. When a bug is encountered by a computer, the system crashes, forcing its user to restart.

Directory

A technical term which refers to a computer folder.

 

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Firmware

This can be described as a computer program built to communicate with a particular hardware. It can also be a program found on any hardware to direct it on its operational mode when inserted to a computer.

File System

NTFS and FAT32 are very common to most computer users. The term refers to the exact way of storing files on a hard drive. This is determined by the operating system in use, the device type, and capacity.

Format

This refers to the type of a particular file on the computer system such as images, sounds, and music, videos and text documents.

Hard Disk Drive

This is a storage device where a large volume of data is stored on the computer. It is an inbuilt device that can also be purchased and attached externally (external hard drive) to increase the computer storage.

RAM

This is an acronym which means Random Access Memory. It is responsible for storing temporary data and running programs on the system. A shortage of such memory causes a computer system to lag.

  • OS

This refers to the operating system of the computer. It coordinates all the processes and activities taking place within the computer system. It can aptly be described as the brain of the computer. The Os found in a particular device is determined by the device type and its ability.

  • Partition

As the term implies, it is a specific part of the hard disk drive set aside to carry out a specific function. A good example to describe this concept is the recovery files found on a partition of the Windows Os.

  • Safe Mode

This is a term you will regularly encounter especially when you need to troubleshoot or you need to run a particular program with minimal interference from other software. It is a computer state that disables anything not essential in starting the computer.

So, you don’t need to be alarmed anymore as you can now keep in touch with the technician when he gives his verdict during a computer repair session.