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Computer Problems, And Ways To Prevent And Fix These

Jun 19, 2008
Everyone who has ever used a personal computer has experienced computer problems at some point, and these PC problems can cause frustration. There are some steps you can take which will repair any problems you have, while preventing new problems from occurring. There are many things that can cause your PC to have problems, varying from corrupt files or too many programs installed all the way to hardware or electrical problems. Computer problems can be varied, but you can stop them.

Some Causes Of Computer Problems

Computer slowdown is a big problem for many users, but is it any wonder computers slow down? A lot of people cram games, music, videos, photos, and other assorted things on their computer and then wonder why it gets sluggish. If there are programs, applications, and games that are installed which are not used, wanted, or needed, then get rid of them. Games which you do not play regularly should be removed, and odds are the installation disk is still in your home, so if you do ever want to play the game again you can simply install it again.

Spyware can also be a major cause of computer problems. These programs are secretly installed on your system, usually without your knowledge or consent, and then they run in the background, using up a lot of system resources. Removing these programs will get rid of many error messages and help increase both the speed and performance of your computer. An anti spyware program can detect and remove these programs so that your PC is secure and stable, without system crashes, error messages, or a slow PC.

Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that can help increase both the stability and speed of your computer. Over time, programs can be fragmented on the disk, and this makes it harder on the computer. When a program is started, if the files are fragmented it may take longer for the computer to open up the program because your PC has to search and find every fragment. Disk Defragmenter goes through the entire disk and ensures that file fragments are grouped close together to ensure easy searching and quick operation. This will stop many computer problems.

Cleaning the registry of your system will prevent many common computer problems from happening. The registry contains keys and entries for all vital and critical programs, including the operating system, as well as all other programs and applications installed. The registry also contains user preferences and settings. When programs are removed, fragments can still be left in the registry, creating problems and causing error messages. A registry cleaner will eliminate the build up of useless fragments in the registry and clean it out, stopping computer problems and errors before they start.

Manual editing of the registry is not recommended, because this can lead to severe problems and is very risky. If the wrong key or entry is removed, your system can crash and never start again, and no one wants this to happen. Using registry cleaner software provides a way to clean the registry with no risks in a very small amount of time, usually taking just minutes. This will prevent almost all possible computer problems quickly and easily.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit Optimize-Your-PC.com.
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