The world as we know it has changed a lot. From education to transportation, everything is now interconnected and streamlined. And it’s all thanks to the little-known human miracle called technology.
Starting from the Technological Revolution back in the early 19th century, the world has progressed a lot faster thanks to all the great minds, their contributions, and innovations that stemmed from their contributions to “technology” as we know it today.
At this current day and age, one name among many keeps coming on top as a technological giant – Microsoft. Since its founding, Microsoft has revolutionized the growth and progression of technology and is continuing to do so.
Because of Microsoft, we now know our day-to-day commodities, our personal PCs. Because of Microsoft’s revolutionary operating system products, we now have the world in our palms. Microsoft’s OS’s have proven to be a game-changer for humanity.
From day-to-day home tasks to grinding editorial work to education, Microsoft’s Windows lineup of operating systems are proving their worth with great impact. But everything is not fun and games as the Windows-based systems are pledged with the Blue Screen of Death.
At the surface, these might look like terrifying issues that can cause permanent damage, loss of data, and so on to your PC. But deep down, these are minor errors that can be easily dealt with a few simple troubleshooting practices.
Here are some of the most recommended troubleshooting steps by IT professionals:
Step 1 Terminate Problematic Programs
A lot of Windows-related error codes derive from poor software installation practices by their users. A program might be infected by malicious actors, be backdated, bug-prone, or maybe the user downloaded the said program from an unreliable source.
Users should immediately identify and uninstall such programs asap, and only install programs from official websites and reputable marketplaces.
Step 2 Disk Cleanup
A lot of commonly known issues can be caused by temp files or junk files! It is a good practice to clean your hard disk once a month. For this Windows has a built-in tool called Disk Cleanup.
Step 3 Drivers
Windows error codes can also derive from the graphics driver. A faulty driver can cause a lot of headaches for Windows users as the OS and relevant programs rely on such drivers to work properly.
IT experts recommend keeping drivers up-to-date. To check whether your drivers are up-to-date or not, head over to Windows > Search > Device Manager.
Step 4 Virus/Malware
Virus and malware attacks can cause various errors. An antivirus program can be of great assistance in preventing such issues. Therefore, choosing a good antivirus is a necessity for most people.
In addition, updating these types of programs regularly is essential.
Step 5 Up to date OS
Updating your OS will keep your computer running smoothly, problem-free, and clean. In addition to resolving many issues, updating the operating system will bring about a lot of improvements.
You will also be able to access the latest features and program upgrades. The result will be more productivity and quality of life improvements on your system.
To sum it up, some commonly known best practices can help you avoid a lot of issues and keep your productivity/workflow up and running.