It is then necessary to find which system files in your computer have been changed/corrupted by the malicious software and this can be very challenging to find and fix. Many people faced with this situation resort to reinstalling the operating system but this is often not necessary.

But you can use the video component that is usually built into the motherboard but the picture may be less quality. Video Card with Fan Video Card with Cooling Vanes The trouble with video cards is that they often only have a life span of about three years. That’s why they have a fan or cooling vanes. If the video card fails, your computer may not start at all. Malicious software is a generic name of viruses, trojans, worms and rootkits i.e. the nasties you need to keep out of your computer.

Malicious software is so incredibly sophisticated these days that even good proprietary Anti-Virus software cannot deal with it. However, the repairs may not be 100% and the computer will still not boot.

Following a scan and repair by Spinrite, you may be lucky to get operating system to boot up again. If you are lucky, take immediate steps to back up whole hard drive using good software such as Acronis True Image. This software will create an "Image" of your hard drive which you must store on an external hard drive. You can then purchase a new hard drive and transfer the image, however you will need a this content hard drive docking bay. A docking bay in effect turns an ordinary hard drive into an external drive and therefore information (the image) can be copied to it before it is installed into a computer.

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A good computer fixer/repairer may well be able to repair the missing or corrupt file problem. If the problem is repairable, and it usually is, you don’t have to start all over again reinstalling every bit of software you had. If it is a matter of missing files or files that do not read, then running software such as Spinrite can make a difference. Spinrite will often repair files and make them readable again.

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This is due to the high cost of replacement. The labour cost could therefore comfortably add another $100-$150. Still, if it is a good computer, many people may opt for this cost rather than the cost of a new computer. If this works, then you know for sure that the additional video card is broken.

As I said, I turn it on for 24 hours, then leave it off for 12 days, and turn it back on for 24 hours, then leave it off for 12 days. The PC is plugged into a surge protector, which is connected to the wall socket. For laptops, a failure of the motherboard often spells the death of the computer.

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If you have a laptop, check that the battery is connected properly. Remove the battery and reattach with a bit of a hard shove in case there is an electrical contact problem. If this does not work, it might be that the battery has no charge. Either the battery is failing or the supply of electricity to the battery is failing.