top 10 most common computer problems

Most of the common computer problems can be solved easily by the user without having to involve an external while some of the computer issues needs a computer technician or any person that is knowledgeable and knows how to solve it without the PC developing a residual problem.

We are going to list the basic, common computer problems that can be fixed if you are not tech savvy and show you how to fix the faults.

10 common computer problems with solutions

Try to restart or reboot your computer

I understand it does sound too simple, however this can fix most common computer problems and it only requires you to restart Windows or hard reset the PC or Laptop.

Always Update your Windows system

This is the most basic thing to do, all you have to do is go to the system and do a Windows Update and download and install all the latest Microsoft updated for your pc system. Believe it or not this keeps your PC system up to date and more compatible drivers and software.

Slow Computer

A super easy solution to this is download Piriform Ccleaner and this program will clean your system very effectively as well as give it a decent tune-up. This is the best cleaning program to keep your system running smooth, it will not remove viruses but keep Windows at optimal speed and settings.

Disable unnecessary programs from starting

The built-in tool called Microsoft System Configuration tool can be lunched by opening command prompt with Windows Key on your keyboard and while holding down this button press R which stands for run and type in msconfig then enter or just lunch it from task manager. Sort most start-up Programs and disable those that are not frequently used.

Internet and network too slow

Do a speed test with Google speed test to analyze your internet connection. If it turns out to be slower than what your actual ISP provider speed should be, then try updating your network interface drivers usually from your motherboard’s manufacturer.

Computer keeps restarting

This is a sign of a faulty hardware bad driver or a malware-virus. This is more complicated and logs should be checked if possible. You will have to contact professional services to fix this type of computer issues with your computer.

Pop Up ads and fake antivirus programs

These are known to be very popular adware and viruses, a free scan from Antivirus software can tell you if your computer has been infected by one of these super bad malware. You most likely should restart the computer in Safe-Mode and run an updated version of your favorite Malware removal program to get rid of these nasty virus software’s.

Registry tuneup

Like we mentioned earlier if you downloaded Ccleaner then open the software back up and you will see system tuneup and it will automatically optimize your registry which is very important for Windows to work properly.

Websites show the certificate is not valid

This is usually a sign your Time and date is not set right on your computer, it is a common problem after a power failure, most websites will say it’s not secure the certificate of this site has expired. This should be an easy fix.


Printer will not print

Most printer problems are either driver related or the print spooler is stuck in a loop. First try to delete all print jobs in the Que and then restart the PC, if that does not help re-install the printer.

These are basic Computer problems that occur most of the time and we see it almost every day. These common PC problems can be solved whether you’re a tech guru or not.


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