Microsoft has benevolently added Windows repair and diagnostics tools under the Control Panel. Correlate system errors and symptoms, and take the right decision to troubleshoot your machine.
Windows operating system is synonymous to computing. Whether the discussion is regarding home, business, small office or enterprise level computing, it is always on the front. It provides the basic platform to allow other applications to run, and holds the centralized position in the service-list of every computer technical support provider. It can be counted in every aspect right from the computer setup to network and troubleshooting, repair and maintenance to optimization, data backup to file sharing and more. It has been equipped with all sorts of features that are required to keep software and hardware components in a sync.
Objective of this PC help article is to address some important aspects of computing related to the Windows OS. Let’s discuss one-by-one (We will restrict ourselves with Windows 7):
System Restore or Reinstall Windows 7
System Restore is a Microsoft Windows tool, designed to protect and repair the OS. For whatever reason the system plunges into system software related issues, and loses the control on the machine, System Restore can return it to working condition without a full reinstallation i.e. your documents, pictures, or other data won’t be affected. Some manufacturers do provide a hidden partition on your hard drive that contains an exact copy of your computer’s original factory software. The ultimate solution to fix computer issue is to reinstall the Windows directly from the CD or DVD. Remember, to take a backup of your data and other important settings as it would obliterate those. Afterwards, install drivers, configure the OS, install critical and recommended updates, and install applications and restore backed up data files.
Windows 7 Automated Fixes
Action Center, the built-in Windows 7 tool offers a quick and easy way to fix frequent system issues. Navigate the tool direct into the Control Panel. Click Troubleshooting near the bottom of the window. Make sure to keep your troubleshooter always up-to-date. To search for specific troubleshooters, click the Search Troubleshooting box in the upper right corner of the window.
Networking (wired, wireless, and Bluetooth) issues
These problems usually arise due to incorrect network connection settings, corrupted or incompatible drivers and missing updates. Checking physical connectivity should be the priority. For laptop make sure that the network adapter switch on your laptop is turned on, indicator light blinks, etc. for wired connection check the cables. Loose or disconnected Ethernet cables, DSL or cable connections, telephone cords, USB cables, or power cables can cause network or Internet connection issues. Launch the Network troubleshooter to locate and fix related issues. In case, problems erupt after upgrading Windows, or power outages, viruses, or other computer problems then analyze the status of the network adapter driver. It may be corrupted or outdated; get the updated one through Windows Update or the adapter manufacturer website.
Forgetting password can be troublesome but it’s frequent, so you must have an instant and effective remedy. You can create a password reset disk to create a new one. Windows offers a quick way to do so through the User Accounts and Family Safety option available under the Control Panel.
Thus, Windows OS provides a rich set of PC repair and troubleshooting tools that are easy to implement. All you need is to have patience to correlate system errors and symptoms, and take the right decision.
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.