We all encounter common PC errors one day or the other. Some of them are very basic and some are complicated that require advance solutions. However, today this article will help you get rid of the day to day problems that occur on your computer. You do not always require professional help t solve these issues.
Before solving any problems it is best to restart your PC. You will be astonished at how many problems just disappear by restarting your PC. Once the has restarted check the OS (operating system) version. At times minor glitches occur due to old version OS. Also, makes sure that the Windows update feature is operating as it fixes bugs and also makes better the system performance. In addition to it remove any USB devices that may be the cause of some basic issues. Once all is done check if the basic issue is resolved.
Common Problems & Solutions
Slow websites or videos are not always caused by slow PC. At times these are due to the internet connection or other network interferences. However, if the computer is slower than programs that do not use the internet connection also hang or stall. Another sign of a slow computer is the time it takes to boot up. The common culprits are that the Hard Drive is full or multiple programs running at the same time in the background. When the hard drive that has the operating system installed is full (commonly the C: drive), the pc can’t write files quickly. This is due to the searching process that takes up all the time. A quick solution to it is to remove any unwanted files such as movies and others from that drive. It is always recommended to store such files in other drives that don’t have the operating system installed on it. Also, remove any unwanted programs that you do not use.
When the hard drive that has the operating system installed is full (commonly the C: drive), the pc can’t write files quickly. This is due to the searching process that takes up all the time. A quick solution to it is to remove any unwanted files such as movies and others from that drive. It is always recommended to store such files in other drives that don’t have the operating system installed on it. Also, remove any unwanted programs that you do not use.
If you feel that browsing web pages or loading videos online takes ages than the issue is network related. Firstly, go to Speedtest.net or any other service that checks your internet speed. Check if you are getting the same speed as what your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has promised. Commonly minimum speed should at least be about 50% of what your ISP promised. In addition to it, the ping should be under 100. In case you are not getting the minimum speed then something is taking up your bandwidth or there are some network issues. If the problem is temporary then it may be resolved by itself.
Computer keeps Restarting
The issue of computer restarting could be due to Windows Updates, which demands several reboots. This is one of the very common PC errors that can irritate anyone. The first thing to check is what message you see when the system restarts if it shows “updating Windows” then all you have to do is have patience. The other reason why the computer restarts could be due to some mechanical faults. Check if the computer is making any noises if so clean your computer as dust might have accumulated. If this does not solve the issue then run the virus check as viruses could be the reason for this problem. IF nothing works take your computer to a professional.
Disconnecting from Wi-Fi
This is a very frustrating issue as a world without an internet connection can practically handicap you. In the internet age, a person without access to the internet can be irritating. The reason to this could be the router, ISP or the computer itself. Check how strong your wi-fi connection is as poor signal can be the reason for the computer disconnecting. Also, make sure the wireless adapter has all the new updates. If nothing works then call your ISP to ask for help.
Firstly check if the printer is properly connected to the PC and all other cables are properly inserted. Check the ink, printer drivers, and the paper tray. If all that is fine then open the taskbar by double-clicking the printer icon and checking what the queue says. Once you know what the issue is then resolved it and cancel all in queue print tasks. Also, see if the printer is not offline. Once done try to print to see if the problem is resolved.
Search Page Looks Strange
This issue occurs due to various malware in the system. A common malware is the “Browser Hijackers” which directs you to websites that you do not want to see and to websites they want you to view. The other big disadvantage is that it will steal your personal information. If you have your credit-card information stored then it shall be stolen as well. Use anti-virus software to remove the virus from your PC.
Problem with Email Attachments
This is not a big issue as this happens when the required software is not available to open the type of file. You do not need to stress much about it as it is very easy to install the required software. All you have to do is find the type of file you wish to open and check what software is required to open. Once the software is downloaded install it and try to reopen the email attachment file.
Programs don’t work on my PC
This issue occurs especially when the computer is updated and the old software’s that are installed are not compatible with the updated version of the operating system. It can easily be resolved as software manufacturers update their software time to time. Look for the new version of the program, if you can’t find it the try other alternate software that to do the same work. Keeping out of date software can harm the PC on a long run. Therefore, it is best to update or replace them. If it is a game then you need to install up to date java plugins.
Security alerts while browsing
This is a very frustrating issue but a great part about it is it is easy to fix. This issue occurs mainly when the clock of the computer shows incorrect time and date or a different time zone. If it doesn’t still right-click on the clock and press “Change date and time settings”. This will allow you to manually set the date and time. Once done check if the issue still persists or not.
Above are basic problems that most face while using a PC. Most of the primary ones have been covered. You can comment if there any other problems that you need a solution for. Hope the above helps you resolve common PC errors.