There are few things more annoying than running into a bug or a glitch while using your PC. Working away steadily and then bam, bluescreen of death. And that is only one of the more extreme issues that can occur while using a PC or laptop.
No technical system in the world is immune to the occasional error. They can come about from a human fault or simply a random occurrence. And they can be extremely aggravating. There is the temptation to shout or hit the machine to try to get it to work. Or to simply give up and walk away.
So today we are going to look at some of the more common tech errors you will encounter while using a PC and how to fix them.
The Bluescreen of Death
The most infamous error on the planet. Named for the luminous blue screen it displays right before it completely shuts down your computer system and forces a restart. The bluescreen of death only appears after a fatal systems error, so there are no one-size-fits for why it appeared.
Chances are when the system restarts you will have the option to identify the error code and look up the specific error that took place. But in terms of fixing it, usually, the restart should be enough to have fixed the issue. You only need to worry if the error occurs on a regular basis or every time you try to do something specific.
If you continually get the bluescreen of death we suggest you seek professional help from firms such as sphereit or compuluix, firms that offer IT support London which is one of the tech capitals of the world so they know what they’re talking about.
People like to joke that lag is the leading cause of anger issues in gamers today. And to be honest they wouldn’t be far off. Lag is the term for when your system suddenly slows down. The cursor might jitter about. Things might freeze and unfreeze sporadically. It can make working impossible.
There are a few reasons this could be happening. One issue could be memory usage. To check this you need to open up task manager using ctrl+shift+esc and check how much of the CPU is being used by various programs. It could be worth shutting some down.
Or your hard drive might need defragging, which is when all the stored up junk and data is defragmented to make it all more neatly stored and should speed up your PC by a fair bit. If neither of these work then it could be a hardware issue with the CPU and you may need to bring in a specialist.
Junk on the Desktop
Have you ever had random adverts or programs open themself up on your desktop without any interaction from you? Maybe it’s for a product or service or trying to sell you a new program. Chances are you have gotten a virus.
Malware is all too easy to catch these days. Emails, dodgy websites, file sharing. There are thousands of ways for malware to make it into your system. And sometimes it can cause massive issues. Other times it is just a nuisance.
The easiest way to fix this is to download good anti-virus software. Once you have you will want to run a complete system scan. The program should locate the malware and purge it from your system completely. We highly recommend you always have an anti-virus software program running in the background and run regular full systems checks.
The Bluescreen of death isn’t the only thing that can cause a complete shutdown of a system. You might find you were working away and then your screen goes dark and your unit shuts off.
To fix this you may need to retrace your steps to see what caused the issue. How many programs were open? What were the programs? How much memory was being used at the time?
One of the main reasons for a random shutdown is overheating. When a PC is being pushed to its limits the fans need to work in overdrive to keep it all cool. This is why you need to retrace your steps. It could be the program you were running set the CPU to maximum causing the fans to work in overdrive, so listen out for them. A PC is designed to shut itself off when too hot to avoid any serious damage or fire.
The issue might be as simple as clearing up your PC. Or it may be an issue with the fans not working properly.
To that end, we also recommend you regularly open up your PC and get inside to clean it. Dust can accumulate over a long period of time and is great at trapping heat or reducing function. Do NOT use water to clean your PC though. Instead, you should buy a can of compressed air. The thing nozzle can get into the little areas and remove all the dust.
Speaking to an Expert
Technical systems are complex by nature. Not everyone is a computer whiz. And even fewer people are trained engineers. So never be ashamed to seek expert help when confronted with a worrying technical issue.