A majority of the computer users have realized their computer is going to be an integral part of their work, as well as their personal life. This means that their dependence on their PCs has increased over time and will continue to do so. This dependence makes it critical that your computer remains in good health for as long as possible.
It has been found that good care of your PC can reduce its problems by up to 70%. While no computer is ever going to be completely error free, you can ensure that your computer is less error-prone. Also, you can learn to tackle a few common errors that you may come across more frequently. This would require a basic understanding of various kinds of problems that your computer can encounter and knowledge of steps required to resolve them.
Although error messages displayed in Windows are usually difficult to interpret, you can use them to search for a solution on the Internet. Microsoft Knowledgebase and several third-party message forums and help sites provide ample of information on tackling different types of errors that may occur on your PC. Most of the times, you get a solution to your issue, which you can implement to resolve your problems.
As the saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure’, it is always recommended that you perform preventive PC maintenance to prevent PC errors.
The first task of PC maintenance is to make your PC secure by preventing malware infiltration. For this, you must first implement a firewall that will help you block all unauthorized external access to your PC. The preinstalled Windows firewall is usually enough for most of the home users. However, if your PC carries more critical data, you may opt for better and more efficient third-party firewall. Next, you need virus scanner and spy scanner tools that you can use to scan and remove malware from your PC. While choosing malware scanner tools, it is always a good idea to go for tools that provide real-time protection. This helps in keeping you PC protected at all times. You must also update your tools on regular basis to ensure that you are ready to deal with latest threats.
Program conflicts and high CPU usage by processes, such as ccsvchst.exe and startup.exe may occur if you fail to update the related products or if you try to launch more than one instances of the same process. To fix program conflicts, you must first use the Task Manager to stop the currently running process and then run your new process. To fix ccsvshst.exe high CPU usage problem, you will have to update your Norton product that uses it. In other words, to prevent PC slow and other related issues, it is essential for you to update your software on regular basis.
You may encounter runtime, driver, DLL, and EXE error messages if your Windows registry is damaged. To repair registry problems, you need to scan it for error entries and repair them. Many Windows experts recommend and use a good third-party registry tool to perform registry maintenance.