The Most Common Computer Problems
Almost every computer user in the world has experienced computer problems in the past. There are many parts inside a computer, and a lot of hardware like the PSU, Motherboard, RAM and CPU can stop working and only one of those parts needs to fail and it will be impossible to run the computer. There are spare parts available and you can replace damaged hardware, so instead of throwing away the whole computer, you can buy a new part and save a lot of money.
The most common computer problems:
1. Windows Won’t boot.
The computer powers up ok but Windows won’t start. Then you need to use your Windows installation disc to recover your system, or if you don’t have any installation disc, you can download a recovery disc from Systemdiscs.com. They charge $9,75 because Windows won’t let them give it away for free.
2. My Computer is Slow.
If your computer is becoming slower than it used to be, you need to check and defrag your hard disks and remove unwanted files and programs. If you use an external hard disk, you can store most of your files there and it will help your computer to run faster. Viruses and other harmful malware can also slow down your computer, so make sure you got a good anti-virus program installed and updated with the latest functions.
3. The Screen is Frozen.
If the screen freezes and you lose unsaved work, you need to check your computer’s graphic and video card settings. You need to go to the graphic card supplier’s website and get the latest updates. To find out which graphics card your computer uses: Click Start – Control Panel – Appearance and Personalization – Display – Change Display Settings – Advanced Settings – Adapter, and you will see which graphic card manufacture your computer is using. You can also clean up your system with a registry repair tool, to prevent frozen screens in the future.
4. My Computer Crashes.
If your computer crashes on a regular basis, you need to take immediate action and backup all your files and programs. Then run the Windows system restore tool to restore your settings to a previous point in time. If that doesn’t help, you can scan your system with a registry fixer and then repair broken sectors in your system. The last thing to do is to check your hardware, if you got a hardware failure you need to backup all your files and then reinstall Windows on a fresh hard disk.
5. No Internet Connection.
Problems with your internet connection is very frustrating, but before you call your ISP and give them a hard time, check your modem or network card. You can often solve the problem by unplugging the network cable or restarting your modem or router but if that doesn’t help, you need to check if you got a problem with the driver. Viruses can also cause serious problem to your internet connection, so always use a premium anti-virus program to prevent virus and malware attacks.
There are other problems that can cause your computer system to run havoc, like incompatible softwares and outdated drivers. Make sure you update your programs and backup your files, and you will save yourself from a lot of trouble in the future.