Top 3 Common Windows Errors And How To Troubleshoot (IT Toolbox Blogs)

Microsoft’s Windows is one of the most popular operating systems for computers, alongside the Linux and Apple’s Mac OS. It has been downloaded and activated on million devices, including desktop and laptop.

 

This operating system offers a lot of handy features, which help users to do work better, faster and more efficient. However, users reported they often encounter a few annoying issues when using their Windows PCs, such as blue screen errors, high resource usages or incompatibility.

 

Here are three common Windows errors and ways you can use to diagnose and troubleshoot.

 

1. Blue Screen of Death

 

Blue screen of death, (or also called as blue screen error or BSOD) is the most common and irritating Windows errors. The reason is that in most cases, users can’t access their PCs due to corruptions in Windows, which leads to failing to load.

 

BSOD errors happen in Windows because of corrupted system files, critical drivers, or even hardware failure. To fix this error, users have to start to diagnose and check all causes one by one. After finding the real reason, take an appropriate method to troubleshoot.

 

For example, if a corrupted Windows driver caused the blue screen error you are confronting, then the best way to get rid of it is to reinstall the driver. You can also upgrade your driver to the latest version to resolve the issue.

 

There are two handy tools you can use to find out the cause of blue screen errors: WhoCrashed and BlueScreenView. These tools will help you analyze and figure out why the BSOD occurs on your Windows computer. However, you need to do all these things from Safe Mode as your PC is inaccessible in regular mode.

 

Using Windows 10 and don’t know how to access Safe Mode? Here are a few methods you can use to boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode quickly.

 

2. High Computer Resource Usage Issues

 

Alongside the blue screen errors, Windows users also often encounter several high resource usage errors, which caused by some particular system processes, such as WMI Host Provider process.

 

These issues occur because of some system files are corrupted, which make Windows features and apps don’t work properly and cause high resource usage errors. When these errors occur, your Windows computer will be slow down due to the resources are running out, taking up by those hungry system processes.

 

The best solution to resolve these errors is to use System File Checker tool, which helps to scan for corrupted files in Windows and replace them if necessary. By using this tool, all corrupted system files on your Windows PC will be found and fixed in purpose to get rid of those high resource usage issues. Besides, you need to update your PC regularly to fix bugs and improve the stability of your computer.

 

3. Incompatibility Issues

 

Have you ever encountered any incompatibility issue on your Windows PC before?

 

Many users reported that they couldn’t use some specific apps in Windows, the Windows 10, in particular. Incompatibility issues could be caused by a conflict between two apps on your computer, or even your app and the built-in Windows feature.

 

There is no solution to fix this type of problems in Windows, except waiting for fixes from developers. Therefore, if you are getting an incompatible issue, you should better uninstall that application out of your PC and search for an alternative. Otherwise, your Windows PC won’t be worked properly.

 
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Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ May 4, 2017 at 06:06PM

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