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Best Techniques for Computer Troubleshooting

The worst thing that could happen to you is when in the middle of saving your encoded file, the computer suddenly turns off. There are other problems that your PC can have, like sudden muting of the music, freezing of the browser window and many more. As a computer user, you must be familiar about the basic and best techniques for computer troubleshooting, so that even in the absence of computer experts, you can find a way on your own.

For people who are not familiar with technical terms, computer troubleshooting is solving a PC problem. It involves assessing and diagnosing the source of the setback so that immediate action can be performed and the processes will be functional again. The computer is a complex system; the failure could come from anywhere in the computer. It could come from the cords, devices, cables, computer parts such as the CPU or the monitor. The reason could possibly be your installed computer programs or software.

In case there is a system error or failure, you can now carry out particular interventions that are very basic. These are your primary steps to restore total function of your computer before you seek advice or help from the experts.

1. Examine the Cables and Connections

The usual computer dilemmas are associated with errors in the computer connections or cables. It pays to check the cables if they are plugged firmly, or if there are loose connections. People often complain that the computer suddenly blacks out, or the computer has no power, then after checking the connections, they realize that the wires were loose and detached. After re-plugging the cords, the system is restored.

2. Reboot your Computer

There are two kinds of PC rebooting, the soft reboot and the hard reboot. Rebooting your computer is the common first step remedy for PC dysfunction especially when the cause is unknown. By rebooting your computer, you can restore the computer’s software and hardware default settings. This can be done when a certain software or program is working slow or is not working properly. You can simple close the program then open it again, or do soft reboot which is done by turning off the PC and turning it on again.

3. Isolate the Error

By determining the source of the error, you can easily solve the problem. This can be done by isolating the problem, say for example, if there is a problem with the music, if you are done checking the Master Volume if it is muted or the sound settings, then examine your speakers. It could be unplugged, or there is a problem with the cord. If you suspect this, try to find another speaker and replace it temporarily to confirm if the problem is really from the speakers or in the computer.

4. Run a Virus Scan

The problems might be caused by viruses and worms, which is why it is good to run a virus scan using an effective antivirus program. Some antivirus software does not only detect the culprits or the viruses, they also remove them from the system.

5. Check the Internet for Similar Problems and Management.

There are many people across the globe that might have experienced the same problem and have found strategies to solve them. Make sure that the site you will visit is credible and gives you effective solutions, not just some random site that gives you trash answers.

Author Bio: John Clarkson is a Marketing Lead at Velocity Technology Partners (http://vtechpartners.com/). Velocity Technology Partners are leading Computer and IT Consultants. Services provided are Outsourcing IT, Healthcare IT support, Computer Networking, Managed IT Support, Cloud Based Services and Virtualization.

{ 1 comment… add one }
  • Christopher | SparkWiz.com

    June 17, 2012, 6:26 pm

    Having an updated anti-virus will solve most of the probs in computer!
    Thanks for the share

    -Christopher, SparkWiz.com


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