Computer Problem Solving Tips

Windows computers are easy-to-use and thus are quite popular among many computer users. However, when you start facing PC errors, you may find yourself spending lots of money just to get your computer back to a normal working condition.

In this article, we will discuss some of the most common computer-problem solving tips that you can use to get rid of and prevent PC errors.

One of the most common errors that users face are missing file errors, such as:

Msvcr71.dll cannot be found.

And

rundll32.exe - Unable To Locate ComponentThis application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

These errors usually occur if the existing files on your computer are either removed from the computer or are overwritten by their older versions. To prevent these problems, you must follow the correct procedure while installing and uninstalling programs from your computer. Moreover, when prompted that an existing file is being overwritten during a program installation, you must choose to retain the existing file if it is a more current version. Similarly, during program removal if you are prompted about a file being removed, you must be sure NOT remove the file if it is shared with and required by other programs running on your PC.

Malware programs, such as viruses, spyware and adware are also a major cause of computer errors. Virus programs quickly replicate on the system and copy several malicious files on it. They also infect your existing applications, and prevent them from working normally. Spyware programs have emerged as major threats because they stealthily infiltrate and install on your computer. Once in, these malicious programs steal your personal and confidential information and trade it with external sources that usually use this information for advertising purposes. Adware programs such as AdRotator (adspipe.dll) drastically slow down your computer and hamper your work by displaying unwanted popup ads on the PC. To get rid of and prevent these malicious programs from infecting your PC, you need reliable and efficient antivirus and antispyware tools. You must keep these tools updated with the latest virus definitions and run regular full system scans to eliminate any malicious data from the PC.

All software and hardware on your Windows computer are controlled by a central database known as the Windows Registry. In this database, configuration information of your PC is saved in a hierarchal structure comprising keys, subkeys and their zero or more values. Computer problems due to the registry start occurring when the registry gets filled up with loads of unwanted and obsolete data, causing it to bloat up to a very large size. This eventually causes registry damage and fragmentation. Several DLL, EXE and other PC errors occur due to existence of incorrect or damaged registry entries. In order to prevent and fix these problems, it is important for you to regularly clean up and fix registry errors. You can do this easily with the help of a registry cleaner tool. Using this tool, you can perform a thorough scan of the registry and remove all unwanted information from it. The tool also helps you fix invalid registry entries and defrag the registry files to compress and reindex them. Regular registry maintenance not only helps you fix several computer errors, but also enables you to speed up your computer.