A common feeling with computer problem is that people consider it hard to fix it or to deal it by themselves or are not interested in spending time in fixing even the simplest issues. In fact, it is best to consider fixing your computer issues, before calling for tech support or running to a computer repair shop. Try something; there are simple things that are overlooked. If you get hands on these simple things, you will save dollars in hundreds and also equal amount of frustration.
First, restart your computer. This can be done by pressing the power button. In fact, the truth is that many users have to be taught to restart their computers, so it is not worth overlooking this simple step. Restarting your computer is mandatory at least once prior to scheduling a computer repair.
Second, clear the browsers cache. This has the image of removing key on a keyboard. This is no joke and so clearing the browsers cache is essential as it has the recently visited pages saved to the hard drive of your computer and this may be the real fix. Of course, clearing cache alone does not fix a broken website or problems related to the internet, but it is really helpful. It is easy to clear cache, if you have internet related issue, particularly with certain pages, clear the cache prior to giving your computer for service.
Tip: Most browsers refer it as cache, while the Internet Explorer refers these saved pages as Temporary Internet Files. Clearing cache retrieves new copy and this happens automatically. Clearing cache is recommended even for issues such as 404 or 502 issues.
Third, scan for malware and viruses. Scanning for virus is important. Most problems do not relate to infection. Often virus caused problems may cause sluggishness in the computer; there may be frozen windows, random error messages, and so on. Run a full malware scan.
Fourth, reinstall the program. Computer issues may be software specific and if it happens while using, starting or even while stopping a specific program, consider reinstalling. These problems may make the computer to fall apart, particularly on using an offending program, but it is a simple solution. Reinstalling is about uninstalling it and again installing. Each program removes itself as an automated process and if you believe the problem is software specific, download the program from original installation disc and reinstall it.
Fifth, delete the cookies from your browser. If you are experiencing problems with logging into websites and you come across several error messages, it is time to clear the cookies from the browser. Cookies get created as you visit websites and they ensure easy online experience. Some are created on visiting sites and it will show in the address bar, while some sites such as images or ads that you visit may create cookies.
These are simple steps to resolve computer issues based on their symptoms. These can be done by yourself, before you pay someone for the same computer services.