Apr 21, 2009

Troubleshooting Windows PC Errors

 Virus Detection: How to Troubleshoot PC Errors at Computer Tech Links at http://pcsourcepoint.blogspot.com/2009/04/troubleshooting-windows-pc-errors.htmlA large number of computer owners are amateur users who are not so technically inclined and have little idea of how to solve computer errors on their own. In offices, you may have an IT person who takes care of such problems or the job may be outsourced to an external IT company. However, a home or a small business Windows PC user does not have such a luxury and is mostly dependent on a knowledgeable friend whenever computer errors occur. Sometimes, after a few futile attempts to troubleshoot the error, a home PC user is forced to make the decision to seek help from a computer technician. Image of Virus Detection by woodsy at SXC.

However, with the amount of information that can be found on the internet today, such as discussion forums and online help sites, computer users have somewhere else to turn to solve their PC issues. With a little research, the common computer user may be able to resolve PC errors themselves.

So, as soon as you receive an error message, such as aacenter.exe has stopped working or you find that processes, such as consent.exe and tscd_win32.exe are slowing down your PC, try to search for a solution over the Internet. Most of the time, you are not the first one to receive that particular error message. So, it is quite likely that if you perform a search by using the error message displayed or with the name of the file or process that is generating the error, you will find a solution to it online. Once you find a solution, you must implement it to resolve your error.

You may also perform the steps below to ensure that no other issue is behind the error:

  • Update your antivirus and antispyware tools and perform a full system scan to detect and remove any malware infections. For better protection, you must use the latest versions of these tools, and try to opt for tools with real-time protection to ensure security for your PC at all times.
  • Next, use a good registry tool to scan and clean your registry.
  • Update your software and drivers, especially the software that generated the error.
  • If you recently installed a new software, uninstall it to see if the error goes away.
  • Use a reliable PC diagnostics utility to run a check on your hardware—if you find a faulty hardware, you may need to get this component replaced or repaired.
  • If you frequently download and install programs from the Internet then you must be sure of the following:
    • Download only from reliable sources, especially if you are downloading freeware and shareware programs—many of these programs are known to be bundled with spyware and adware.
    • Download over a fast Internet connection because a slow connection may interfere with the download and generate errors when you attempt to use the downloaded files.
  • Be very careful while opening email attachments. Open only those attachments about which you are sure- even if they come from known sources.

PC errors may occur due to a number of reasons. To prevent them, you as a user are required to be vigilant and perform regular maintenance.


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