Troubleshoot Your PC

Having a PC is so good not until you start having issues with it due to how much of use it is to you. In this article, I'll be giving you a step-wise guide on how to troubleshoot your PC when issues arise.

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Make your RAM free by closing other apps

For every software used in a computer system, it makes use of random access memory. This affects you when much software is being used at a time, all-consuming the RAM space. Funny enough your PC might not have enough RAM for the kind of software being run so this could slow down your computer system. So free up your RAM space first of all.

Restarting the program

In a computer system programs could conflict with other programs in the system and can lead to slower processing. It is advisable to restart programs in cases like this.

Switch off your PC and reboot

If restarting a program doesn't work as stated earlier, then you should try shutting down the computer and rebooting the system.

Make good use of the internet to find help.

Irrespective of how tough the software problem might be, rush down to the internet and find solutions to it. There's definitely going to be something interesting to see, so you can fix your PC.

Reinstalling programs after uninstalling

In most cases, your software might stop working or not work due to the fact that important files have been lost or at some point, there was no regular update on the software. So it's best to uninstall and reinstall the program.

Try accessing patched software

Most times, issues are fixed by getting patches. It's very essential. Even if you've updated your system, there could still be patches that are up to date that you could get.

Regularly check for viruses

Why should you have a PC and not regularly check for viruses or malware? No matter how super your computer might be, it could still be vulnerable to malicious attacks. So check regularly for viruses.

Observe firewall conflict.

Sometimes these organizations tend to install personal firewalls on their PC's and then ignorantly you might install another firewall. Those could cause a firewall conflict, thereby slowing down your system. Check regularly for this.

Boot your system in safe mode.

If your operating system is not set well, it could cause slowing down of your system or malfunctioning so it's advisable to boot up your PC in safe mode.

Reshaping your hard drive.

As a final troubleshooting step, reshaping your hard drive can help your system work more efficiently. It takes off every form of slow work. Note that reshaping your hard drive can only be applicable to systems with Windows operating system.


If the above-listed guide has not been able to solve or fix your bug, then it's the right time to seek tech assistance and it is also advisable to let them know the steps you have taken so as to give them quick insights on what to do.