Why don’t you become your own Computer Support specialist? Take a dip into this PC repair article, and fix Windows lock-up, crash or restart related issues in a quick and easy way.
Computer being an electronic machine is subject to issues and problems every now and then. These can be complex or simple. At times, barely restarting the machine could fix the problem, otherwise when the luck run bad then dismantling Windows Registry and diagnosing Event Viewer can land you nowhere. Even newly bought machine can mock you with blue-screen or lock up issues. Error messages like “Could not start print job” or “Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup” and others that make fun of your investment can be no less than a debacle.
Go through this PC repair article and try to fix issues related to Windows lock up, crash or restart without any external assistance. It’s not as tough as you assume it to be.
Usually, an error code is displayed whenever you encounter aforementioned issues. Running a computer diagnostic tool can fix the problem. Restart the system and wait for the manufacturer logo to appear. Press in case of Dell. At the “One Time Boot” menu, press the arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, then press to start with the tool (for Dell its- Preboot System Assessment). Likewise, the functional key may differ for other brands. Windows operating system does have the potential tools like System File Checker to verify the system files and folders on your computer. To run System File Checker, click Start. For Windows XP click “Run”… and then type “sfc /scannow” in the box provided and press “Enter”. For Windows Vista and Windows 7, type “sfc /scannow” in the “Start Search box” in the Start menu and press “Enter”. In many cases lockups can be caused by outdated drivers or BIOS settings. Be sure to regularly update your drivers to take full advantage of your hardware and software. Installing Windows Update can be a boon for you system. Visit the Windows Update website to be sure your computer is fully updated. In case the system is afflicted with multiple antivirus programs, then remove those additional from the Control Panel. At times, locks up or restart can be associated with a particular application. So better will be to uninstall the responsible one or update it to make it compatible.
Computer viruses and malware can also be the possible culprits. If you have any antivirus program already running, then navigate it and perform a system scan to check for those. Alternatively, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender to fix computer problems without spending bucks. Using “System Restore” is an easy-to-follow option, if you don’t know much about computer troubleshooting. A restore point is a representation of a stored state of your computer’s system files according to date, and is automatically created on weekly basis, especially when you make important changes to your system like install or configure any software or hardware products. You can select you a point when everything was running well.
However, if you are unable to get a breakthrough, then go for online computer technical support. Experts will remotely diagnose and troubleshoot your system under Safe-Mode to fix the Windows’ problems.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.