New business looks to solve computer issues

Processors, microchips, operating software and Wi-Fi. If you're wondering what all that means there's a man with a new business ready to answer your questions.
Darren Cook held the grand opening for his store, Computer Geeks and Electronics, Oct. 12. A self-taught computer guru, Cook has over 16 years of experience working with electronics. He was the network administrator for the Barnwell District 45 for 13 years.
Cook said he's a "people person" and can help customers with any computer problem they have. He can help set up a home network or one at work too. He is also selling electronics, including iPads and Blackberries.
Before starting his current business venture, Cook was an information technology specialist for the Barnwell County Hospital but lost his job after the hospital was sold to a private company, which outsourced the IT department.
Cook said he wants to offer Barnwell residents services they can't find in town, such as car audio installation, home entertainment system setup and website design. He wants to hold landline parties - several people playing a video game while connected to the same network - for young people. He also wants to start a social club for computer-savvy people.
Cook said his goal is to make sure customers are happy when they walk out the door.
"I can talk to people about computers in a language they'll understand," he said, adding that he wants input from the public on what services they want available.
The store is located at 9233 Marlboro Ave. in Barnwell in the old Silver Dollar Pawn Shop building. Store hours are: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cook can be reached at (803) 259-1500, dcook@barnwellcomputergeeks.com or by visiting the store's website at barnwellcomputergeeks.com.