Smart Ways To Deal With Error Codes On Your Computer

Smart Ways To Deal With Error Codes On Your Computer

Posted on 09. Mar, 2011 by in computer repair, guest

In this tutorial, we discuss steps that will help you fix, as well as prevent Windows PC errors, such as error 1706 and error 1053.

Run a Malware Scan

Malware programs are found to be the root cause of innumerable computer errors. In case system errors have suddenly started appearing out-of-nowhere or your computer performance has become erratic, then immediately run a malware scan on your entire system using a reliable antimalware tool to rule out the possibility of malware infection. To ensure your antimalware tool is equipped to identify and remove the latest threats, update your protective software with the latest malware definitions and security updates before running the scan.

Uninstall and reinstall the software that is causing the error

In case the error occurs only when you try to launch a particular software then try reinstalling the software and see if it makes a difference. If the error persists, install the latest available software updates.

Reinstall the corrupt driver

Certain errors, such as code 10 error occur due to a poorly installed or corrupt drivers. You may receive an error message similar to the one below when this happens:

This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10)”

To resolve issues related to poorly installed or corrupt drivers, identify the culprit driver, and then uninstall and reinstall it. You can uninstall a faulty driver from the Device Manager – a Windows Control Panel applet that allows users to control the hardware attached to their PC. The steps below illustrate how to open the Device Manager and uninstall a faulty driver in Windows 7:

  1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and click the Enter key.
  2. Expand the device whose driver is corrupt.
  3. Right-click the faulty driver and click Unisntall.
  4. Restart Windows.

If the uninstalled driver was a built-in driver, then Windows will automatically install the driver from its driver database upon restart. Otherwise, you can install the driver using the CD/DVD that came with the hardware device.

Perform System Restore

Restore your System settings to the time before the error code started appearing and check if things work normally or not.

To perform a System Restore in Windows 7, follow the simple steps illustrated below:

  1. Click Start, type System Restore in the Start Search box, click System Restore under the Programs list.
  2. In the System Restore dialog box depending on your preference, select either Recommended restore or Choose a different restore point.

Note: When you select Choose a different restore point option, the next screen prompts you to select the date and time to which you wish your system to be restored back to.

  1. Click Next and then click Finish.
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One Response to “Smart Ways To Deal With Error Codes On Your Computer”

  1. Computer Repair Ventura

    09. May, 2011

    These are great suggestions. A lot of people don’t know to do this, even though it’s common knowledge in caring for and maintaining your computer. That is why so many people experience the same issues with their computers.

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