How To Diagnose PC Problems
To fix PC problems fast is important these days because many people around the world are making a living using their PC’s. To know where to start and how to diagnose a PC can sometimes be difficult and confusing. But to call a computer technician to fix PC problems is often a waste of money, because they charge a lot of money for small problems you can easily fix on your own. If your PC is too hot, the speed is slow, a virus has infected your system or other system errors occur regularly, you can fix these problems on your own with the right tools.
How To Diagnose A Slow PC!
If you have used your PC for some time, I am sure you have noticed a slow down in the startup speed and how fast applications run. These small changes in speed are something we can live with, but if the PC is getting very slow, it’s important to find out why. The first thing you should look for is viruses and other malware. A virus can use too much CPU and memory resources which will have a bad impact on other programs. If you suspect that your PC is infected but your current antivirus program can’t detect or remove the virus, you can contact the antivirus company and complain, change antivirus provider or upgrade if you are using a free alternative.
If a new PC is getting slow, it’s most likely a virus that is the problem. But an older PC is often slow due to the lack of maintenance. Temporary files, program installations, system updates and undefraged hard disks can make your PC slow and that’s why you should do maintenance on a regular basis. You could remove temporary and unneeded files, stop startup processes and organize files manually, but to do it on your own on a regular basis is unrealistic. Using a software can be a better and faster way to do PC maintenance. A tool like PC Health Boost can help you with this task.
How To Diagnose And Fix System Errors!
If the screen freezes, program crashes or your PC is performing badly, usually it’s got something to do the Windows registry. When programs are installed and settings are changed, pretty much everything you do in Windows is recorded in the registry. Over time the registry is getting cluttered with data but Windows don’t cleanup unneeded and invalid registry entries and that’s why errors occur and your PC is having a poor performance. To clean the registry manually is a bad idea if you don’t have enough skills, the best way to fix registry errors is to use a tool like RegCure Pro.
DLL errors happen when a DLL file is missing or corrupted. A DLL file is used by executable programs (EXE) to communicate with devices such as printers and scanners. It can also contain codes to perform specific functions in your system. Many programs can use the same DLL file so a missing DLL file can have a big impact. You will usually get a DLL error message on the screen, so write down the missing DLL file name and go to Dll-files and use their online database to locate and download the missing DLL file. You can install it manually or try the DLL-files fixer software if you don’t want to mess with system files.
How To Diagnose Computer Hardware!
To test your hard drive is a good idea if it’s making strange noises or crashes randomly. You can use the built-in error checking feature in Windows, go to My Computer and right click on the problematic hard drive and click on Properties and then on the Tools tab. Hit the Check Now button. There are other free hard drive diagnostic tools available and the one I am using is SeaTools for Windows developed by Seagate. Other hard drive manufacturer’s got free tools too but I like SeaTools for Windows and it works with hard drives from any manufacturer.
Another hardware related problem is too much heat. You can check the CPU temperature inside BIOS but it’s much easier to use a tool than to restart your PC every time you want to check the temperature. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free tool that you can use to check CPU, graphic card and other hardware temperature’s. If your PC is too hot, it can damage hardware, make your PC slow and decrease its lifetime, so make sure you replace a bad CPU fan if that’s needed.
The best way to prevent PC problems is to do maintenance. It’s boring to do it but it will help you maintain a good PC performance. You can use a PC optimizer to automatically on schedule run a maintenance process, which can help you eliminate the chance to forget and take away the boring part of doing it manually. You can almost fix every PC problem on your own, and to call a computer technician should only be your last resort.