The day you bought your computer it was likely very quick, and you are at least reasonably happy with your expectations of return on your investment. As time goes by, these types of computer operating systems get sluggish and have a hard time executing commands in a rapid fashion. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that the computer needs some form of tuneup or repair in order to regain its full functionality. As any computer technician will likely tell you, there is no way to know how long it might take to repair your computer until a diagnosis is performed. There’s no way to determine how long the diagnosis will take, so the entire repair process could take hours upon hours to execute.
A much easier way to repair your computer software is to bypass this entire diagnosis process altogether. If you have any computer experience whatsoever, the process will be much easier, but even an inexperienced user can follow some basic steps and repair their computer almost instantaneously without so much effort and without so much mystery. Simply by reinstalling the original operating system software after backing up critical files or drivers, even the most basic user can restore their computer to its original operating condition, just like the day they brought it home from the store. In some cases, it is impossible to backup driver files because of a malfunctioning computer. As long as you can get the computer back online, you can download drivers from the Internet for free in most cases. In an extreme situation, you might need to bring in a second computer, preferably a laptop in order to create a restore disk or go online and find the drivers needed to restore the original computer to working condition. This is in an extreme case scenario and should not be necessary for most installs.
In some rare instances, reinstalling Windows or other operating systems can provide headaches, especially with some ”factory sealed” computers. By doing some basic research on the Internet, most users can find the information they need to overcome the glitches and difficulties they might have with their own personal computers, simply by searching by brand or model number. After ensuring that you can replace all the missing drivers and files that make your computer work, reinstall Windows from its original disk. If you do not have the original Windows disk or other operating system files, you will have to purchase them or procure them through some other methods. Without your original operating system disk or a replacement, you will be unable to perform a fresh install and will have to resort to using your computers system restore save point, if you have one.
If your computer does not have a system restore save point and you don’t have your original operating system files in order to repair your computer software, you might be tempted to use a pirated operating system from one of the illegal software sharing websites. This is not recommended due to the fact that not only is this type of file sharing illegal, many of the files can carry viruses that can bypass even the most sophisticated antivirus software. Installing from one of these software downloads, such as the so-called Windows XP Black Pirate Edition, can get you arrested, wreak havoc on your computer and potentially even replicate itself and infect other, networked computers or computers in contact with your computer over the Internet through e-mail or other communications portals. Avoid these types of operating system files at all costs due to the legal implications alone.
Once you have reinstalled your operating system software, it is a simple matter to reinstall whatever drivers you need to run your graphics card, sound card and other hardware extensions. This simple method of computer repair can seem overwhelming in some cases, especially the first time. No matter how difficult it is, once you have accomplished this monumental task at least once, you can do it again and again and it gets easier every time. Reinstalling your operating system files and drivers from a backup disk can take less than an hour, while running one deep scan from an antivirus program can take 45 minutes to an hour by itself. Follow this up with some type of malware scan or registry checker application, and the entire process could take up to five or six hours. Taking the time to learn how to reinstall your operating system from the original disk is worthwhile for more than one reason. First, it will save you the time and effort of manually digging out viruses and trojans and diagnosing difficulties in your computer software. Second, your computer will run like brand-new because it will be in an identical state to the day that you brought it home. This is the advantage of the fresh install, making it a worthwhile technique to master and a good idea to perform frequently.