If you own a personal computer, then the odds are good that you have dealt with computer problems in the past. Most people simply accept that they are going to have computer problems due to errors, viruses and other issues, but this is a myth because computers are built to last ten years or more with proper care and maintenance.
So why do computers end up having problems? The biggest problem with the computer is simply that it has an owner, because 80 percent of all computer problems stem from the computer owner. If you neglect to perform the most basic maintenance tasks like cleaning out your registry, emptying out your cache files and updating your software and drivers, then yes, problems are likely to occur.
Here is a look at the top five common compute problems:
- The performance of the computer has slowed down.
- The computer locks up, freezes or experiences the “blue screen of death.”
- The computer turns itself off or reboots spontaneously.
- The computer makes strange noises or strange vibrations.
- Settings have been changed, such as the home page, web browser or default search engine without prompting.
There are numerous reasons for why these problems can happen, but in most cases, the fixes are simple if you are willing to learn how to properly care for and maintain your computer. A little bit of maintenance can have a profound impact on your ability to keep your computer running for many years without issue, so begin maintaining your computer properly today in order to turn things around. A professional computer repair professional will be able to help you get your computer back to running order now, and can give you some insight on how to prevent these problems from becoming a serious issue again in the future through proper maintenance and care of both the hardware and software on your computer.