If you rely on your PC to get most of your work done, then you understand how frustrating even the slightest computer issues can be. One of the best ways of ensuring that your computer performance is efficient and reliable is by at least learning to solve common problems. There are a number of Windows PC problems that can easily be solved getting you back into enjoyable performance and they include the following:
Slow computer – It is one of the commonest problems among Windows users. Before considering replacing your PC consider the reasons behind the slowdown. Some of the reasons behind it include corrupted registry, unnecessary programs, spyware and fragmented data. You can easily get your speeds back by removing programs you never use or shutting them down when you are done using them. You can also get Windows applications to clean registry and run disk defragmenter.
Computer freezes – Viruses are usually behind this issue. Malware infections are on the rise, leading to the freezes. Computer hardware can also lead to the problem. Be careful when clicking links you are not familiar with or suspicious looking links to prevent viruses. Install anti-spyware and antivirus and ensure it is always updated. It is also helpful to check hardware drivers for updated versions and uninstalling components recently installed if you suspect the problem is hardware related.
Unexpected turn offs – If you keep experiencing unexpected computer, turn offs, you could have bad cable connections, inadequate power supply or defective battery. When your PC overheats, it is also likely to shut down so it can cool. Beat the problem by ensuring cables are connected properly and checking the fan regularly so you can dust and clean as appropriate. If you are using a laptop, you may want to check the battery; deterioration over time is inevitable and it may be time to have it replaced.
Web printing fails – You may be faced with a need to print documents from the web only to find that your computer won’t print. It could be because the document you are trying to print is password protected hence making it not printable or it could be that you have turned on pop-up blocker. It would be a good idea to allow temporary pop-ups and you can also find legitimate programs to break codes in documents that are protected.
Strange noises – They could be vibration or buzzes. They usually are as a result of failed or failing hardware. Electrical component problems may cause whining noises whereas lack of ventilation can cause the buzzing noises. Consider cleaning the fan and filter off any dust and ensure the air inlets are free. In some cases, you may need to uninstall and reinstall sound drivers or replace sound card.
Problems getting online – Network misconfigurations, software and hardware router errors, incorrect IP address, service provider latency and firewall application can all be responsible for this. Check all elements that matter, including your network connection status so you can reboot the router where necessary or call your ISP.