Common Error Messages

do it your self - how to fix pcFix a Problem With Your Computer

Is your computer locking up? Are you getting a weird error message that you can't figure out? Are you having trouble even starting your computer? No matter what kind of problem you're having, big or small, you've come to the right place in your search to find the solution!

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned computer professional, a fix-it novice, or somewhere in between - these resources will help you get your computer back up and running in no time.

Common Error Messages
Reverse Damages and Mistakes
Repairing & Reinstalling Windows
Working Inside Your Computer
Testing Hardware & Software

How To Troubleshoot a Computer That Shows No Sign of Power

do it your self - how to fix pcAmong the many ways that a computer won't turn on, a complete loss of power is rarely the worst case scenario. There is the chance that your PC isn't receiving power because of a serious issue but it's unlikely.

There are several reasons that your computer won't power on so it's very important that you step through a complete troubleshooting procedure like the one I've outlined below.

Important: If it appears that your computer is in fact receiving power (you see lights on the computer case, fans are running, etc.), see my How To Troubleshoot a Computer That Won't Turn On guide for a more applicable guide.

Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Anywhere from minutes to hours depending on why the computer isn't receiving power

You're a dirty, dirty, dusty PC

do it your self - how to fix pcIf you’ve had your PC for more than a few months, it’s probably lousy with dust, dirt, and worse. It’s time to do some spring cleaning on your PC—and I’m talking about the actual hardware here, not your operating system or data files.

Dirt buildup can affect PC performance
Plenty of physical hardware problems crop up on computers after extended use. Dust, dirt, hair, and other debris can build up on fans and heatsinks. Components can come loose or become unseated. Thermal paste can break down and becomes ineffective.

With a little cleaning and basic maintenance—and perhaps a bit of elbow grease—getting your PC back in top condition is easy. Just don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. You may be surprised at the amount of gunk that accumulates in a PC whose hygiene has been neglected for a while.

How can you fix computer hang easily?

If you are a frequent computer user, you may have encountered computer hang. This is one of the common issues that are faced by computer users sooner or later and can take place any time and even sometimes when you are not working with your computer. You may face a computer hang with a single computer program or even with the whole system. If your computer stops responding suddenly, you are possibly dealing with a computer hang. In such situations your computer is unable to perform the task given to it.

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