My computer is being slow. What can I do to make it faster?

There are a lot of different factors that can add up and slow your computer down but below is a short list of things that you can do to help restore some of that lost speed.

Free up some space on your hard drive - If you hard drive space is below 10GB free space then it can start to affect your computers performance, so empty your recycle bin and delete files within your downloads folder to help free up some space.

Delete unwanted programs - Doing this also frees up some space from your hard drive and can stop unwanted programs from starting up with the computer which slows it down.

Perform a disk defrag - If your hard drive is badly fragmented this can also take a toll on your computers performance, Run this just before going to sleep as it can take quite some time to complete once started.

If you still feel that your computer is being sluggish then give us a ring as one of our technicians will be able to do more advanced steps to speed up your computer.

My emails have stopped working, What can I do?

There are lots of reasons why your emails my have stopped working but the most common reasons are

Lack of internet connectivity - Check that you are connected to the internet by trying to load a web page, if the web page is failing to load then check the ethernet cables connected to your computer or that you are connected to a wireless network and reboot your modem and try again.

Wrong username or password - If you have recently changed your email account password then it needs to be updated in the email client that you use in the account settings. E-mail configuration help can be found in our knowledge base.

SMTP Settings - If you have recently changed your ISP and since the change you cant send emails then the outgoing mail server/SMTP server that was configured for your email account was specific to your old ISP and is no longer available. The solution is to reconfigure the account to use your new ISP SMTP server. Refer to our knowledge base for a list of common SMTP server settings.

If you still have issues then feel free to give us a ring, We will be more than happy to help.

HELP! I think I may have been infected with a virus, what do I do?

If you believe that your computer is infected or the symptoms that you experience are similar to this. The first step is to make sure that your anti virus program is up to date and then disconnect the computer from the internet (unplug the Ethernet cable or disconnect from the wireless network) and perform a full virus scan of the computer. If you do not have an anti virus program installed we recommend a few.

Otherwise if your antivirus program is not able to remove the virus or your computer is in a state where you cannot load windows to start the scan, We are more than happy to take a look and remove the virus. Just ring or come into our workshop and talk to one of our technicians.

I run a business, can you manage our networks and systems?

We sure can! We can provide customized support to suit your company's needs for your network and computer systems needs. Just give us a ring and we can discuss the best plan of action for you.

What do you charge?

We want to keep our charges competitive and simple. We take payment by EFTPOS, credit card, cash or cheque (processing fee of $5 for cheques) or arrange for an Internet Banking transfer with you.

If you are a small business, home business or regular customer we will be happy to discuss invoicing and billing arrangements with you.  We use the Xero accounting system (supporting Kiwi innovation!) so if you do too, then we can make things very straightforward.

Workshop – $115.00 + GST per hour for all work done at our office.

Onsite – $130.00 + GST per hour for all work done at your home or business.

Insurance Inspection Fee – $85.00 + GST to inspect your computer and send a report to your insurance company.

Our minimum service charge at the workshop is half of the applicable price shown above for 30 minutes of work and $95.00 inc GST for an onsite support.

For outside of trading hours including weekend, callout charge is $45 + GST.

All prices are subject to change without notice at any time

Can you come to our home/business to repair our computers?

CERTAINLY! We provide support to Taupo and all neighboring city's, towns and communities. We can even do remote support (with your permission of course) and provide assistance even quicker.

Travel charges will apply if you live outside of the central Taupo area.

How long will it take to repair my computer?

Repair time can vary depending on your specific issue and will need to be diagnosed by one of our technicians before we can give you an estimate but below is a small list of general repair times for the most common issues people may experience.

  • Virus removal - 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Slow/sluggish computer - 1 hour
  • Email issues - 30 minutes