Ultimate Guide to Fix the most common Computer Problems

Any computer user must have in one way or the other at some point encountered some level of technical difficulties using his computer system often leading to some level of frustration and un-comfortability.

True, some of these technical problems requires some technical help, but some of these difficulties can be solved by even the most novice users from the comfort of their home.

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Problems ranging from a slow computer system, slow internet speed and a restarting computer system; these all help make our computer life a bit hectic any day. These issues may arise due to certain hardware clogging together or absence of a particular driver altogether.

The ultimate first aid you need to carry out when determining the problem facing your computer system is to run a troubleshoot of the computer. Before you troubleshot your computer, endeavour to first reboot/restart it - you will be surprised at how much problems rebooting a computer system solves.

Some of the other features we should look out for in our computer system after reboot include: -
  • Make sure that the Operating system is up to date as some times, problems may arise due to the use of an old version of the OS. You can carry out the update in a matter of minutes.
  • Make sure that the WindowsSystem Update feature is updated too and active as it helps remove bugs thereby improving the computer performance.
  • Try turning off and on again any peripheral device (eg USB sticks, thumb that'ss) that's misbehaving or switching it to a new USB port altogether.
Now having done the above, let's now delve in into the troubleshooting proper and in the process correct most of our computer system sickness.

A Slow Computer


If your computer is slow or proving to be slow when opening/ installing g programs, hangs while in use of the internet or takes lots of time to load the entire computer system whenever you turn it on, then you're having a really slow computer problem in your hands.

Firstly, you need to understand that - your videos or websites taking much h time to load does not have anything to do with you having a slow computer system. 

Sometimes you may also experience an unresponsive tab in your Chrome or Mozilla browser like mine, all these does not necessarily mean a slow computer.

Hard drive interface
Once you have come to terms that your computer system is the one slow, you then have to check the resultant causes - Usually an almost filled up Hard Drive (HDD) like the one above or too many processes being executed in the computer background.

In a situation where the Hard Drive that holds all your Operating System usually (C:) is full or showing the RED COLOR, the computer OS ultimately slows down and cannot write and read programs as quickly as before as it goes on a long journey of searching for space to allocate to that particulars process.

This search-and-allocate-space process takes very long time leading to the slowness of your computer system and its entire performance.

Read Also: - Reason your Computer System is Slowing Down


Steps to take:- 
  • Delete unneeded files such as movies, photos and videos or perhaps move them to another folder altogether, you are not going to miss them at all compared to when your entire computer system crashes.
  • Use a program like Visipics to remove duplicated images or files which are occupying large spaces in the computer.
  • Uninstall entirely programs you are not using anymore or perhaps some big files like games et al.
  • You can also check out our guide to partitioning your computer system.
Startup Menu

Having many processes running in the background may prove to be the ultimate cause of having a slow computer - because of the computing power they require and the RAM.

Try eliminating some of the processes by going to the "Startup tab" like in the image above. Now, you don't want to uncheck any process that is not a Microsoft process. Look out for names like - Google update, AdobeAAMUpdater, Spotify etc. Uncheck these ones and check the next result after rebooting.

Having a Slow Internet


This is another computer problem altogether. When you feel like downloading, browsing, streaming a giving program or event and its taking long time to load. All you have to do is to check if the slowness is network-related or not before you proceed further.

You can check your network speed by visiting Speedtest.net and running a speed test to check if you are getting the required internet speed possible.


Speedtest Check

Minimum internet speeds are usually 50% of the required internet speed but if yours do not correspond to that figure then something is hogging your bandwidth, try doing the following:- 

Read Also: - Amazing Tips to Increase your Computer Speed

  • Check to see that there are no torrent clients running in the background. Most of them minimise to the tray or task bar and continue downloading and uploading files leading to a reduction in bandwidth.
  • Another resultant cause might be your network card drivers being out of date. It's very much appropriate to update your Operating System now.
  • Next now is to try turning your modem Off/On or unplugging it entirely and then plugging it back.

Computer System Keeps Restarting


There are several causes or situations  that may lead to a constant rebooting computer system, which may include: -

  • Series of some Windows updates which most times requires rebooting of the system.
  • Is your computer system usually hot? Most times when the system fan stops working, this might lead to overheating of the computer system thereby rebooting the system entirely.

Continous Disconnection from a Wifi


It is worthy to take note that, Wireless problems can occur due to many reasons - the router in use, your ISP and sometimes your computer system.

Also, weak wifi signals can get disconnected often from the connected device, so make sure to have or make use of a wifi signal with strong strength and reception. 

You computers wireless adapter card might also be a cause if it is expired. Try checking if it is up to date or call your ISP for help.

Read Also: - Different ways Public Hotspots Harm you

Constant "Security" issues while Browsing


Are you browsing and you keep on getting security alerts while browsing? this might be very annoying but quite easy to fix. First, check to see if the computer clock is accurate - a very major cause.

If the computer clock is wrong, just right click and make the necessary corrections.


Email Attachments refusing to Open


Quite a minor problem. If you're finding it difficult to open email attachment sent to you, then it just boils down to not having the right software to open the designated file type you are struggling with. 

You can always check out for the type of file extension you want to open by searching GOOGLE or using this site here to check out the type of file it is.

We recently made a concise post on the different file extension types to be aware of here below:-

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Conclusion


Those were quite simple troubleshooting computer problems any newbie would carry out conveniently without much stress. Are you not skilled enough to undertake the above strategies? endeavour to check out a professional.

Youtube videos are another place to consult as they relate specifically to your problem. Should you encounter any difficulty with the above steps or the technician you consulted? feel free to reach out to us using the comments section

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4 comments:

  1. Great tips Buddy. more grace to your elbow Bro.

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  2. very good tips. Delete temp files and useless files.

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks for your comment, but I have this worrying question for some time now. Would you advise a system user to delete the "System32" folder considering the myths surrounding it?
      Awaiting your reply.

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