While it is a truism that computers cannot be completely immune to risks and vulnerabilities as there are no absolutely foolproof concepts, most probable problems can be sufficiently prevented or effectively resolved in some cases. These problems can be caused by a wide-range of issues such as;
- Computer virus and/or malware attacks
- Electrical-related challenges
- Harsh environmental-inflicted complications
- Defective external hardware and peripherals such as computer keyboards and mice
- Faulty software and program applications
- Careless/ inappropriate usage by the computer operator
Thankfully however, not all of these foregoing issues are unresolvable. Interestingly, there are lots of simple, effective and uncomplicated DIY techniques that can be harnessed in the attempt of fixing most computer operation-related challenges.
Knowledge of these fundamental computer operation-based “First-Aid’ approaches and/ or simple troubleshooting techniques is highly beneficial given the fact that a lot of resources can be saved and the smooth-running of an operation sustained.
The proficient ability to comprehend these fixing tips as well as the efficient practice of these troubleshooting techniques if and when due help sin significantly resolving some issues on the spot that would rather have hitherto been referred to computer repair personnel which may consequently imply additional incurring of expenses and the attendant time wastage.
Some straightforward techniques that can be utilized in fixing some of the most common computer issues are addressed as follows.
- Update Computer Operating System And Software
This solution can be very helpful in situations whereby the overall operation of the computer system seems lethargic and non-optimized. Most system and software applications are constantly reviewed and improved upon. Updating both the computer OS and programs can be a very easy but efficient method of enhancing the performances of computers.
- Restart The Computer
As basic and rudimentary as this suggestion sounds, it has been proven to be very effective for fixing a wide-range of problems such as computer freezing, slow running of the computer OS, Blue Screen of Death errors, as well as internet or Wi-Fi connection problems. Restarting/ rebooting of a computer ensures that the Random Access Memory (RAM) is optimized and the system operation is refreshed and/or rejuvenated.
- Run Antivirus/ Antimalware System Tools
Before rushing off to Tech Support, it is advisable to carry out an extensive diagnostic and corrective measure. Armed with a highly effective antivirus software/ system security application such as Norton Antivirus and Avast Antivirus, a complete system scan of the computer can be carried out. The purpose of this is to identify the root cause of the problem and resolve accordingly. This is a very simple and relatively cost-effective method that is hugely capable of achieving appreciable resolutions
- Clear Cached Data And Web History
If the problem being encountered is internet-related in nature, such as slow internet connectivity and the freezing of web pages, then clearing the cached data, web cookies, media licenses and general browsing history can free up system resources in order to promote more efficient computer processing and/or operations.
- Run Maintenance And System Utility Programs
Most computer Operating Systems are produced with a couple of inbuilt maintenance and utility tools that come in handy when attempting to carry out simple fixes. Such utility tools include Disk Defragmenter as well as Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. Using these programs can help to reorganize data spaces and thereby improve computer performances.