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Is my computer worth saving?

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  1. ellafrances112

    ellafrances112 Thread Starter

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    I have a 6/7 year old PC running windows 7, over the past year it has started to have some major issues such as getting stuck on the 'Shutting down' screen until I manually switch it off. It has now begun to freeze randomly and get completely stuck and then shut down and re start (or try to) to which I occasionally get the blue screen and sometimes the start up screen. I managed to get it working and tried to do a disk clean up and uninstalled resent programmes to see if it helped. it didn't.
    It wont reset to an earlier time so I've saved all my important documents to a flash drive and attempting a complete factory reset... which its now stuck on...

    is this all worth it or has the hard drive had it? I can use a computer but am very much in the dark when it comes to the workings of one really. Thank you!
     
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    It depends on Brand/make/model of said PC.
     
  3. ellafrances112

    ellafrances112 Thread Starter

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    Packard Bell ixtreme m5850
     
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    It has some OK specs.....that said, is it worth it to you to try and save it. Or would it be worth it to you to put that money into a new computer.
     
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    I've recently bought a chromebook also, so the pc has been mainly for watching Amazon/Netflix and keeping files, music, photos. I'm guessing it wont be a cheap fix
     
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    It could be any number things....software updates missing, missing or needed driver updates, missing or corrupt system files, HDD going bad (only if it's making loud clicking noises), and on and on.

    Lets start with missing or corrupt system files. From and admin cmd prompt type in sfc /scannow then hit enter.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
     
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