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Tutorial 5 Most Common PC Problem & How to Fix it.

Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by Jeanh, May 19, 2016.

  1. If you have a PC, then you have most likely suffered from computer problems. Most people have accepted that there PC will eventually crash due to a virus or some massive error. However this is a myth. Your PC is built to last more than a decade. However you must keep well tuned for it to make its third birthday. Nevertheless, most people would rather buy a shiny new PC rather than spend an hour trying to fix computer problems on there 2 year lap top or desktop. After another two year after their purchase lack of maintenance will cause their new PC to lose its performance speed. Whats next you guess, a thousand Pesos for Windows Vista or Windows 7 Ready PC. This is known as the consumer vicious cycle.

    Why have does your computer have problems?
    Well, the biggest problem that your computer has is its owner. More than 80% of computer problems stem from neglecting to perform simple maintenance task such as cleaning your registry, emptying your cache files and updating software regularly. If these task a perform diligently.
    So, lets take a look at the top five computer problems and how to avoid them.

    1. Computer has performance has slowed.
    This is the number one complaint from most users. There are several reason why this has occurred. However, most can attributed to lack of maintenance. Fragmented data, corrupted registry, spyware, and load of unnecessary programs and services running can all eat away at your PC speed and performance. Manage your programs and cleaning your registry would easily award you a 30% gain in performance speed.


    The 4 ways to speed up my computer

    1. Use a Registry Cleaner.
    This will free up resources show you how to increase PC speed with a few clicks. This is one of the best answers to "how to speed up PC performance?". These easy point and click programs also defrag your hard drive and remove spyware. All that with the push of a button weekly will keep your computer running at it’s original PC speed specs. There are dozens of different registry cleaners software and registry cleaner tools available for use with the registry, However only about 5 have really proven themselves based on user support. Please or Register to view links is one of the easiest and best. It’s easy to get scammed with inferior products so it’s best to choose a registry cleaner with an excellent record.

    2. Defrag your hard drive
    Over time, the data on your hard drive gets scattered. De-fragmenting your hard drive puts your data back into sequential order, making it easier for Windows to access it. As a result, the performance of your computer will improve. An excellent registry cleaner will allow show you how to speed up your PC using defrag techniques.
    How to defragment your computer hard drive in Windows

    In XP/Vista

    1. Open the Start Menu
    2. Click on My Computer
    3. Right Click your C: drive or your hard drive image.
    4. Scroll down to the "Properties" Click
    5. In the Properties Menus, Open the "Tools" menu.
    6. Choose Defragment Now.
    7. In the Disk Deframenter menu. Click on "Defragment"

    In Windows 7

    1. Click Start.
    2. Choose All Programs.
    3. Click Accessories then System Tools.
    4. Click Defragmenter

    The image displays a computer that is suffering from a large amount of fragmented data. This is demonstrated by the collection of broken bars. Each color indicates different data fields, files, and blocks of data. In "healthy" computer, one with little fragmentation, the disk defragmenter would display a collection of large continuous blocks consisting of one color. After you defrag a computer you should see these results

    Performing an "Analysis" after to to see to the overall improvement in organizing your data. Your PC speed should significantly improve. Learning how to defrag a computer is just one of the steps in speed up your PC.
    Remember that the hard drive is the cornerstone of your system. If it is in trouble your system can collapse.

    Tips to Speed Up Your Hard Drive

    STEP #1: Scan Your Hard Drive
    One of the major causes of a slow hard drive is errors. Some hard drives errors can be caused by the bumping your PC. This can actually cause physical damage to the hard drive. The damage is known as a bad sector. A very slow hard drive is usually the result of this phenomenon. Bad sector cause your hard drive to constantly try to read inaccessible information. Running Check Disk will help you determine if your hard drives has bad sectors.

    1. Click the Windows button and open the Computer folder.
    2. Find and Select your hard drive, right click the hard drive icon.
    3. Choose Properties from the drop down list.
    4. In the Local Disk Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
    5. Click the Check Now button.
    6. For maximum cleanup click "Automatically fix..." and "Scan for ..."
    7. If you see new dialog window, click Schedule disk check to start.

    Switch FAT to NTFS-- You can increase your hard drive speed by switching FAT to NTFS. The NTFS configurations provides increased security, file–by–file compression, quotas, and even encryption. The default setting for XP may be set to FAT which is slower system. However if you have Vista converted to the NTFS16 or NTFS32

    Unfortunately, current Windows version don't pack in a Registry Cleaner to check errors in your registry you have to hunt and seek them manually if you don't have a cleaner.

    STEP #2: Clean Up Your Hard Drive
    Each file on your computer is stored in more than one place. A slow hard drive has useless and abandoned files stored in multiple places on your computer. This is similar to having a very messy room. When you are in a rush and need to find your keys. It will take forever to find them. Same goes for finding files in your hard drive.

    1. Click the Windows button and open the Computer folder.
    2. Find and Select your hard drive, right click the hard drive icon.
    3. Choose Properties from the drop down list.
    4. In the Local Disk Properties dialog box, click the Disk Cleanup tab.
    5. Choose Files from all users on this computer.
    6. Click OK after the check box for all the files you want to delete.

    Choosing More Options will give you the chance clean up your slow hard drive from programs and shadow copies. Note that shadow copies are used as system of back up that can save your files once deleted. This makes data recovery easier but causes slow hard drive problems. So, proceed with caution.

    The Registry is your hard drives largest filing system. Any errors or corrupted files can cause everything from hard drive problems to sluggish startup and shutdowns. Slow hard drive problems occur because the CPU will constantly access the hard drive for information that has to be immediately delivered. If the registry is fragmented and unorganized your CPU will stall and your hard drive constantly cycles through your registry system. The new answer to this hard drive problem is using registry cleaners

    STEP#3. Scan for Adware/Spyware and Viruses
    These nasty little worms can wreak havoc on your PC speed. Detecting and cleaning viruses is an excellent way to improve your system's performance and increase PC speed. Registry cleaners will help to remove these buggers also.

    The Best Spyware Removal Programs

    Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security
    • Spyware Removal.........8
    • Spyware Blocking.........8.5
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    • Magazine Average.......8
    • Ease of use.............8..5
    • Anti-virus bundled......yes
    • Overall.................8.5

    Norton Internet Security Suite
    • Spyware Removal.........9
    • Spyware Blocking.........9
    • këÿlôggêr Removal.......9
    • këÿlôggêr Blocking......7.9
    • Magazine Average........9
    • Ease of use.............8
    • Anti-virus bundled......yes
    • Overall.................8.8

    Microsoft Security Essentials
    • Spyware Removal.........8.8
    • Spyware Blocking.........8
    • këÿlôggêr Removal........8
    • këÿlôggêr Blocking......8.8
    • Magazine Average........8.9
    • Ease of use.............8.0
    • Anti-virus bundled......yes
    • Overall.................8.6

    Warning -- Some Free Antispyware has been proven to attract spyware. This software is often easy to ©râck and can not keep up with current technology because of spyware producers due to lack of financing. Its a real gamble to use freeware in this category. However, AVG Free and Microsoft Security Essentials.

    STEP#4. Adjust your computer’s Visual effects
    Windows provides a number of resource hogging and interesting visual effects like animated windows and fading menus. These effects, however, can slow down your computer and kill your PC speed. By Altering your preferences and performance needs you can learn how to increase PC Speed in seconds. This is one of Microsoft's tips on how to increase PC speed and performance.

    Here’s How:
    1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2.Click System.
    3.Find the Advanced tab and Click
    4.Under Performance, Click Settings
    5.Under Visuals Effects, you may choose from a list of options such asAdjust for best performance or custom. If you choose Adjust for best performance all the features will be unchecked.

    I recommend choosing the Adjust for best performance option.
    However if you feel Windows is missing some flare, choose Custom. Then you can individually add whatever features you like to jazz up your Windows appearance.

    Manage Your Startups

    By managing your Windows startup programs and services you can free of vital CPU resources that can re-allocated your PC performance. This is a quick and easy tweak learn how to speed up PC CPU access time.
    1. Open your Start menu.
    2. Click Run
    3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
    4. In the "system configuration utility",
    click either "service" or "startup" tab
    5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
    6. Click "OK"

    Here is a list of programs and services you dont need unless your are running a network. They are safe to remove from your startup configuration. The removal of these features will speed up your PC during the startup

    Unnecessary for Startup

    Computer Browser
    Fast User Switching
    Human Interface Access Devices
    Indexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)
    Net Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)
    Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
    Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
    Remote Procedure Call Locater
    Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
    Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
    SSDP Discovery Service (this is for the utterly pointless
    "Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Telnet (disabled for extra security)
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host
    Upload Manager
    Windows Time
    Wireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)

    Clean Windows Temp Files

    Your Windows Temp files can swell to enormous sizes. This will eat up free space that could be allocated for applications you would like to use.
    Disk Cleanup--This tool allows you to clean up compressed and unnecessary files collected during Windows operations. Windows has deemed these files safe to delete. This files can be anything from your temporary internet files to programs no longer in use.

    HOW TO:

    1. Click Start
    2. Programs
    3. Accessories
    4. System Tools
    5. Click Disk Cleanup.

    Under the More Options tab, you can clear data under three categories. This is highly recommended if you want to free up more space for performance speed. With just a few clicks you can learn how to clean up a slow computer in multiple areas.

    Windows Registry--This is a store house of data that your computer has collected via normal operations. Your windows registry keeps a log of all updates, installation, de-installation on your computer. The registry can grow to a massive size. You can manually eliminate these files by typingregedit into the Run command line. However, this can be highly dangerous for your system if a mistake is made in deletion. Its better to get a good registry cleaner to do the job for you.
    Just search in google there are too many register cleaner.
    Internet Files/ Cookies/ and Temp Files-- Surfing the net can cause our PC to collect a lot of useless data. This information needs to be flushed out regularly for normal operations and RAM to be used efficiently.

    Empty Out RAM-- Cleaning up your RAM is vital to your computer's speed. RAM is the life blood of your PC. The less RAM used by your computer the faster. Using less programs and applications means that you have more RAM for a single application.

    Tidy Up Your Desktop-- If you have a massive collection icons, folders, and documents littered across your desktop, you will experience a slow down during start up and a reduction in overall performance. Each one of those precious items requires your resources.

    A dirty desktop is going to slow your computer down considerably.

    You will have much more free RAM and your computer will load faster with a clean desktop.

    2. Lockup, freezes, and blue screens of death.
    This is a another common computer problem. However, this particular issue is a bit more serious; therefore, it needs a few diagnostic steps. In most cases this problems are caused by spyware. To avoid this problem update your anti-spyware program daily. Having the most up to date signatures will help you avoid having a serious spyware problem. However, if you have concluded that your PC is spyware free. You should update your hardware drivers. The computer cannot communicate with various hardware components without an up to date driver. When it cannot find a driver, the CPU locks up. Also, increasing your virtual memory can also help to avoid freezes. Virtual Memory will allow to you get more use out your computer's RAM. Check the resource box for more info on the subject.

    3. The computer spontaneously reboots or turn itself off.
    This computer problem can be usually attributed to a hardware issue. Usually its the power supply is dying or in most cases a dirty or defective cooling fan. The computer trying to cool itself by automatically switching off. So, if you feel a bit of extra heat coming out the computer. Clean the fan and make sure it running properly. If your fan is functional, check your power supply. Also, you will be surprised how many people fail to make sure the cables are attached tightly. This be the cause of this particular computer problem.

    4. Strange noises and vibrations.
    This is almost totally a hardware issue. You computer is made up of thousands of parts. Its not unheard of that one of them can become unhinged. Overheating can cause expansion of wires and melt some sensitive. High pitch noises such as squealing or whining sounds can be cause electronic components. Whatever the reason, you conduct a small investigation. Remove the case and run the computer to discover the origin of the computer problem. If its not a simple matter such as a loose wire or fan issue, it may be time to call a computer tech.

    5. Your home page, default search engine, or web browser has changed itself.
    This is also known as "high-jacking". Spyware has been installed on your computer via social networking or from email link. This action has allowed spyware to install a java script into your web browser. The spyware then sends a message to your browser to change your user settings. For example change your home page to another web page.
    As you have discovered from reading the article, the most common computer problems can be handle quite easily by simple maintenance of your PC. Net time you are suffering from computer problems. Take a few minutes to run some diagnostic test before rushing out to computer technical center claiming your PC is broken. When all you need to do was just make sure it was plugged in.

  2. Nice thread Miss Jeanh (y) Matry nga lagi ng lagging ang laptop ko (n)
  3. welcome po
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  4. mags074

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    Nice info. Thanks
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    thanks sa info TS
  6. Welcome po bossing
  7. very useful! thanks!
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    salamat sa info pa bm po ;)
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