Computer Problems And Solutions
Common Computer Problems And Solutions
The features modern day computer is amazing, but still they aren't built perfect. All computers suffers from errors that results to a very upsetting moment if you don't know how to fix it.. Various computer hardware errors could pop-up once least expected. Sometimes you will be shock after it will suddenly shuts down, crashed and accidentally corrupt your system data.
Even though these errors are not usually avoided, yet it can be corrected. There are some simple task that can be done to prevent these errors, and happen to know some of computer hardware problems and their solutions.
Shutting Down By Itself
1. One culprit for this kind of problem is a virus or malware that was designed for turning off your computer most especially when you are running a specific program. If you suspect that a vicious malware / virus is causing this kind of problem, be sure to deep scan your system with trusted anti-malware/virus to avoid a much higher problems later. Also, just make sure that the software that you are using is up-to-date.
2. Another reason is the temperature issue with your motherboard which is caused by fan failure. Almost all computers are built with automatic system shutdown/hibernate if the processor or other parts get too hot to avoid damage. To solve this, it is recommended that you check all cooling fans on your computer if they are running smoothly, most especially the CPU fan. Thermal paste should be applied to the processor's heat-sink as well as cleaning your cooling fans to avoid dust, hairs, dirt and other residues may hinder the proper flow of air with compressed air.
Viewing Error Report on Windows
For XP: Click Start > Run, in the message box type: 'msinfo32' and press Enter, expand 'Software Environment' and click "Windows Error Reporting".
For 7 & 8: Control Panel > Action Center > expand 'Maintenance' > View Reliability History > View All Problem Reports
Blue Screen of Death
Imagine that you're sitting on your computer playing your favorite game or working on a deadline project then suddenly, Windows freezes totally. Your OS is dead, my friend, until you restart it. You have no choice but to groan loudly, clinch your fist at Bill and furiously pushing the reset button. All your work is gone, disconnected from the digital world, and finding a blue screen that has a message that you don't understand.
This familiar situation occurred when the ghost of Windows crash, the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' visits you. If you are lucky, BSOD will just disappear after you reset your PC. There are many reasons why this stop error appears, but the most common reasons are software program errors, hardware errors during Windows operation, installation errors, startup errors, or intermittent errors. To fix this problem, you have to take note the actual name of the error in hexadecimal form. It is presented in all caps with an underscore between each word.
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Turning On The PC And Nothing Happens
What is the first thing you will do after you plug your PC and found out that it has no lights, no beeps, no fan noise and no hard drive noise? Check your PC if it was plugged in! Let's say all connections are okay after you've double check, the first culprit here is the power connector. Check if the power connector is functioning.
Also check for any rat or animal bite impressions on the connector, sometimes animal bite cuts wire connections. The second culprit here is the AVR or UPS; fuse may be blown. The third culprit here is the Power Supply; you can find this on the back-top of the PC.
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[Program Name] is not responding
This error comes in all Windows versions, though error messages and options vary slightly for every operating system. In most scenarios, the cause mostly is the program that is having too long to respond than projected to complete its function. But before clicking 'End now' or 'Close the program', it's recommended to give the program an opportunity to finish what it is doing and only appears if a program is still running but attempting to do something difficult. If a certain program keeps producing this kind of error, it's recommended to check any updates or re-installing the program completely.
Your System Is Running Low On Virtual Memory
New computers today usually have a minimum of 512MB of memory installed with WiFi networking capability, but when the total of temporary details that needs storing surpasses the memory they write some of it the hard disk. The space used to allocate this is known as virtual memory. If this space has not been set up correctly, it will start to complain. It's usually best to let Windows decide how much virtual memory should be available. In order to do this, right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Select on the Advanced tab, under Performance, click the Settings button. Click on the Advance tab once more and, at the bottom, click Change. Make sure that the 'System managed size' option is selected and click the Set button. Finally, click OK and restart the PC.
Cannot uninstall [Program name]
Wordings on this error message may vary depending on the kind of program you're attempting to delete and displays what happened throughout the operation of deleting. Don't fret, this can be fix with a just a few simple steps:
Option 1: re-install the program. It will replace the uninstallation files, making to to remove successfully.
Option 2: Secure an uninstaller/removing tool to assist you in deleting those distressful application. Tuneup utilities, for example.
404 Page Not Found
This error was being sent by the website itself regardless of what browser you are using, this error message will still come up if the page you're attempting to visit cannot be found. So, it does means that your computer and internet connection are okay, it only means that the page you want to visit doesn't exist on the webpage anymore.
Physical Maintenance - Extend The Life Span Of Your PC
Dusts are found everywhere within your laptop or desktop, mouse, keyboards and other computer peripherals and clogs fans, motherboard, heat sinks. If not remove, dusts can affect the cooling system of the computer. Excessive dust can act as an insulating blanket that holds the heat. If the fins on the heat sinks get clogged, then airflow is further blocked. Periodically opening it up and giving it a blast clean air can help prevent thermal degradation of the components. Dust ranks 6th in the list of things that cause computer failures.