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Old June 30th 09, 08:40 AM
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Computer hardware includes the physical parts, digital circuitry inside the computer. Different hardware components collectively make a computer unit. Computer with weaker security settings, faulty hardware devices, misconfigurations and outdated software are suffered with different kind of problems. Regardless of the computer hardware problems, there are few basic steps that can avoid many problems. The hardware problems lead to the error messages, system boot up problems, noise from the devices, blue screen errors and the system crash.

Normally computer hardware problems are easier to resolve than the software problems. To troubleshoot the systemís hardware related problems, you should have the right tools and techniques. To identify the hardware failure in your system, you need to use a diagnostic utility. It will help you to find out the right cause of the problem.

Hard Disk

Use a hard disk diagnostic utility to check the status of your hard disk.
Use UPS with your system, it will help your hard disk to avoid bad sectors due to the power failure.
Regularly scan your hard disk for the viruses, spware, adware, Trojans and other threats.
Donít shake or vibrate your computer while it is working.
If your hard disk finds the logical bad sectors, it can be removed with the formatting.

Insert the memory sticks in the memory slots tightly.
If case of memory related errors, change the memory modules and check the status.
In case of persistent problems, change the memory sticks with the new one.
If your system freezes up or response slow, increase the amount of memory inside your system.
VGA Card

Insert the VGA tightly in the PCI slot of your computer.
In case of no display on your monitor screen, check the VGA cables and make sure that it connected tightly.
Make sure that you are using the updated driver for your VGA card
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