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Identify & Resolve Issues In Windows


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If you are finding you have some issues in Windows like slow startUp/slow shut down/error's/generally running slow/driver's not working correctly/corrupt files/ etc.... then take a look at the brief list of things below to try and resolve any issues;

This is just a brief discription of how to run these tools that are built into the windows system.

Event Viewer = Start >Type in Search Box > eventvwr.msc Hit enter

This will show you the Event Viewer log, you can view the scan results of Check Disk scan and in Windows 7 and Vista and also show applications & services logs too.

Performance Report = Start >Type in Search Box > perfmon /report Hit enter

This report will include a whole load of things about how your system is running and show any issues, here are just a few of them:

Diagnostic Results Warnings, Performance, Software Configuration, OS Checks, Security Center Information, System Services, Startup Programs

Disk, Hot files, Disk breakdown, Physical disk, NTFS Performance, CPU, Process, Service, Services, System, Hardware Configuration, Disk Checks, Systems, Desktop Rating, BIOS, Devices

Memory, Processes, Counters,Network

Device Manager = Start >Type in Search Box > devmgmt.msc Hit enter

If you are experiencing driver issues of some sort and/or not working properly you can go to the Device Manager to look for any discrepancies by looking for Yellow Exclamation marks next to the driver info.

System File Checker = Open Command Prompt As Administrator & Type sfc /scannow Hit enter

The System File Checker will look for any system files/.dll file's that are corrupt and will attempt to fix these normally following a re start of your computer.

This can also be run in safemode too by selecting Safemode with command prompt privilage.

Microsoft System Configuration Utility = Start > Type in Search Box > msconfig Hit enter

msconfig allows you to disable some of the unnecessary programs that automatically load on startup, disabling these programs will help your computer boot faster and crash less and help in identifying any issues.

Windows Memory Diagnostics = Start > Type in Search Box > memory Hit enter

The windows memory diagnostics includes a set of memory tests so if you are experiencing problems while running Windows you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as Ram or evn the memory system of your motherboard.

Check Disk = Start > Type in Search Box > chkdsk Hit enter

Chkdsk analyzes the physical structure of a disk to make sure that it is healthy and It can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, and directory errors.

These types of problems can be caused in many different ways ie. System crashes or freezes, power glitches, incorrectly turning off a computer can also cause corruption in the system files etc..

Hope You Found This Useful!

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