In 2019, a simple computer malfunction can put a halt to the entire office. After all, the majority of office work, nowadays, takes place in a virtual environment. Without a functional computer, all of the tools and data that your team has amassed for work will be completely useless. Moreover, there’s a chance that the file that you’re currently working on might get corrupted or lost, which results in hours of lost effort. Fortunately, the majority of these malfunctions are fairly simple and, as such, have simple (if not expedient) solutions. Here are five of them.
Blue screen of death
There are several reasons why a appears, one of them is a problem with your computer’s hardware. This is why if this becomes a common occurrence, you might want to have someone look into it. Other than this, a blue screen of death may also happen due to a problem with the driver controlling that particular piece of hardware. This is why proper diagnosis of the problem may save you from a particularly expensive part replacement process. Either way, try having someone look into it as soon as possible.
When it comes to a slow-booting OS, this is really more of a nuisance than a malfunction. For some people, it might take minutes for the computer to become fully usable (from the moment they turn it on). There are so many ways to diagnose and solve this problem but the simplest one is to just invest in an SSD drive and keep your system installed on it. Even a small SSD drive, holding nothing else but the system and some essential tools, while the rest of your data is stored on an HDD, can make all the difference.
Strange sound issues
One of the problems with strange sound issues is not just the fact that they’re distracting (even aggravating). It’s the fact that they might be an early sign of a faulty cooling system, a faulty power supply or a problem with your CPU. Each of these malfunctions can lead to a serious problem. When this occurs, however, you need some professional help to figure it out. The same goes with any other hardware-related issues, which is why you need to have a on speed dial. The diagnostics and the solution are crucial in the effectiveness of this effort.
Applications won’t install
A problem that a lot of people are experiencing is the scenario where the application simply won’t install. First of all, you need to check if you have enough space for the application in question. Second, you might want to check if the file itself is damaged. If not, you might have a system issue. In this scenario, you should resort to tools like Windows Fix tool or Windows Update Troubleshooter or their equivalent for Mac. One more thing that might help is turning off the User Account Control. This is truly a common problem but the above-listed solutions usually make it go away.
When it comes to slow internet, a lot of people see it as merely a connectivity issue; however, it might be up to your computer. For instance, if you’re trying to watch a video in a resolution that your computer’s GPU has trouble dealing with, you might assume that the speed of the internet is the problem. In reality, your hardware is just inadequate for the job. Not to mention the fact that your OS might be so corrupted by viruses, which can be the cause of all your problems.
You should always look for early symptoms because you can’t allow things to escalate and cause some expensive office downtime. Instead, you need to find a way to fight through these issues in the best possible manner. Taking care of your computer every day is essential, which means regularly updating, dusting its surroundings and making sure that there are no unnecessary “incidents” that involve it. With all of this in mind, you shouldn’t have too much trouble keeping your work computer malfunction-free.