Solutions and Repair for; Windows, Linux and Macintosh computer problems
Services : Computer Repair and Hard Disk Recovery. Hardware and Solutions:
Computer Maintenance & Servicing
To keep your computer running well I recommend you have it checked every 12 months. I can check that your security protection software is updated and that the latest Windows or Mac OS X is installed, I will also update any hardware drivers. Hardware manufacturer's do release updates from time to time, and these can be important for stability and performance. I also recommend that backups are done weekly or monthly depending on your individual needs.
6 Days per Week - Solutions and Repair for; Windows, Linux and Macintosh computer problems.
Located in Victor Harbor, Peter Bowey provides a suite of computer services. Most of my work is in computer repairs and data migration / recovery, and over the years I have developed some enormous skills base in this area - as well as a methodology of the right way to do computer repairs. I work with major computer brands including HP, Dell, Acer, Compaq and Apple as well as operating systems ranging from Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Laptops, iPads, iPhones and desktops.
I am fast, efficient and most importantly accurate. I will take good care of your computer. If your computer can be repaired economically, I will repair it. I will bill at a reasonable rate, and only for the hours I work and the parts required.
Once I have a diagnosis, I will give you a list of repair options and pricing quotes. If I follow through with a repair, the initial bench and/or diagnostic fee is waived.
What services I offer:
Virus - Malware Removal
I remove ALL viruss like Trojans, rootkits, browser hijacks, fake security software, popups etc. to get your system back to the way it was.
Computer running slow? Junk files, registry issues, unwanted files and Trojans build over time. I will optimize it for peak performance.
Taking forever to boot, open web pages, that dreaded spinning circle? I can help get your PC back running smooth and fast.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
Getting that dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)? I will run diagnostics, get to the root of the issue and repair it.
Apple Mac Repair
Mac acting up? I have repaired hundreds of Apple based computers and can fix yours too while you watch (remote) or just relax while I service it in my workshop.
Windows acting up? I have repaired thousands of Windows based computers and can fix yours too while you watch (remote) or just relax while I service it in my workshop.
Preventive Maintenance Helps Protect Your Data
For most people, the data on the hard disk is certainly more important than the hardware that stores it. Taking necessary steps to protect this data therefore makes good sense. External USB Hard Drives can be purchased now for a very reasonable cost (typically about $120 for a 1 Terabyte capacity), and I can setup either Time Machine or Windows 10 for automated (or manual) backups.
Need more Performance?
Upgrade your desktop or laptop by replacing your traditional mechanical hard drive with a new Solid State Drive (SSD) and achieve a boost in startup time and a boost in program loading time. The current price of a Western Digital Blue 1TB 2.5" SSD is about $415.00 (September 2018). Hybrid drives are also becoming popular at a reasonable compromise (cost), these are less expensive than a full SSD but give you more Gigabytes per $$. For example, your Macs performance can be transformed by adding extra RAM or a SSD, typically reducing boot time to 30 seconds. Your existing hard drive can be cloned to transfer the Operating system complete with programs and data to a fast hard drive.
Cloning older hard drives to a new larger hard drive or a SSD is a quickest and affordable way to upgrade without having to reinstall the operating systems, or losing programs, drivers, or data.
I can usually recover lost Windows Login passwords, along with forgotten email passwords for either Outlook, Thunderbird, or Windows Live Mail.
Get Support by Remote login
I can provide typically same day IT support through a secure remote software where I link up to your computer and assist you to resolve your computer problem.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! If you have spilled any liquid on your computer, turn it off immediately and bring it in. The sooner I get to work to clean it, the better the success rate. Once checked I will take the time to assess the machine in order to provide you with a report of the damage and the available recovery options.
Back up your work and protect your data
Make sure your files are in more than one place: any single hard drive can fail without warning.The best best protection against losing personal data is to have your data copied in several places. I can help setup some backup solutions using low costs portable hard rives and / or the cloud.
Either a virus, malware, trojan, spy-ware or some ransom-ware can disable or cripple a computer without you even realising it. You may have clicked on a link or make what you think is a harmless download, and next thing you know, your computer becomes inundated with pop-up ads, or you find yourself redirected to another site. Severe malware attacks can result in a compromise of your personal information. I can can help you get things back up and running quickly. For some types of encryption locker ransom-ware - it is sometimes challenging, but this can be recovered in most cases.
Faulty Windows or Mac Operating Systems
If your laptop is flashing a question mark (Apple) or you’re getting the the message saying “Error Loading Operating System” (Windows) then I can either get the operating system running again or/and re-cover any data and documents and perform a clean install of the operating system.
Laptop Cracked hinges or Panels
Laptop hinges on model easily break or crack because of the repetitive opening and closing of the laptop’s LCD top lid. Repairing your laptop’s hinges often means replacing the hinges or doing some mechanical repairs on the case lid.
Laptop data recovery
Laptops are now very common, and with today’s mobile technology, more and more critical data is being stored on laptops. In cases of Laptop failure, data can often bee retrieved from the internal hard drive, even if the Laptop has some extensive damage.
Mac OS X Upgrades
I can help update your Mac operating system to a newer version, allowing you to use new apps, improved Safari, better security and device support, along with other features of the new operating system. Take advantage of new Apple features such as data syncing with other Apple devices, improved speed, and better higher security.
Running Windows on Macs
I have setup running and using Windows on later model Apple Macs (2011+). This can be done uaing Boot Camp, Parallels, VMware or Dual Boot. I can help with the problems that come with using Windows; the security; repair and re-installation. Windows 10 is supported in the later Mac OS X releases.
If you need a full Computer Restoration & Recovery (if other recovery options fail)
I will recover your data and restore your computer to its original condition, or better! The typical sluggish computer nearly always has some combination of spyware, ad-ware, spam-bots, Trojans and viruss; all collectively known as malware. When a computer becomes slows, intermittently crashes, shuts down by itself, will not boot or shut down correctly, cannot access the Internet, or has warning appearing, it is time for a good system clean-up.
Now it is Time to Back-up Your Computer
To start off, I copy all of your important data (Documents, Photos, Videos) to an external hard drive, so you do not lose any of your personal information or crucial business data. This will all be migrated back onto your computer once I have scrubbed it clean with a new install of your licensed Operating System. Now I am ready to get your computer back to the way it was when you first bought it!
Determine Hardware and the required Device Drivers
Your service tag or model number will confirm what is compatible with your OS for quality control purposes. I can also identify the drivers needed to make your computer communicate with other necessary peripherals (printer, router, wireless mouse/keyboard).
Format the Hard Drive!
This is when I reinstall your OS, thus removing all previous registry errors, viruss, and any other threats that may have been present. Once the OS has been installed, activated, and verified, I will install the compatible drivers to allow your computer to communicate with other essential devices (like USB, Video, LAN, WiFi, Blue-tooth, etc).
Migrating Your Data Back!
I now transfer all the documents, photos and other important files saved from the external drive, back onto your computer along with any programs you need and have discs for. As a final test, I check the functionality and speed of your computer, making sure that it’s in good shape!
Now your computer is as good as when new and is performing correctly (and most certainly faster)! You may need re-establish your WiFi security password for the first time use. Normally, I can recover email passwords, but in the worst case I will ask you for them - or help you create a recovery event for lost passwords.
Outline & History:
After 30 years of Computer Support Services, I can state that Computers have become a very Complex and Integral part of our daily life. A single technical disaster can bring a business to chaos and ruin. Think carefully, plan regular backups, and do not become caught by poor sales promotions or lack of communication. Be reassured that we care about your after-sales service. Call or email Peter Bowey (send email) - my service is your 24-hour 'backup' in a disaster recovery. I have a wide range of disaster recovery software, repair tools and hard-won computer technical experience.
Peter Bowey Computer Technician
I began this service business on May 1999, after having worked for several computer and electronic based service companies. I have discovered my passion and gifting in my role to service, support and share technical solutions with computer technology.
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