Error Repair for Windows PCs

by Rod Dunne on December 16, 2010

in Articles, Performance, Registry Cleaners Articles, Tips and Tools

Error Repair For Windows PCs - Software and research approaches to help fix PC errors
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By using effective research and generally available utilities, it should be possible to fix PC errors on most occasions. Here, we’ll look at some Windows error repair techniques to help you resolve software application and operating system issues.

Error repair tool choices

Each Windows error repair tool on the market attempts to resolve different areas of your computers system files. Registry cleaners can repair faults due to the Windows registry file. These can work particularly well if you have experienced virus damage on a PC or have been installing/removing a lot of applications which can result in registry keys going missing or becoming incorrectly set.

Suggested registry repair tools:

Using research and Windows own utilities

While using a commercial error repair tool can automate the repairs, you should still first investigate and research solutions for yourself. With issues relating to applications, you should start by researching the manufacturers website looking for any mention of known issues, compatibility issues or patch updates which may already detail the issue you are experiencing. On some occasions, you may even find that simply updating to the latest patch will resolve the fault you are seeing.

There are some Windows error repair options also worth considering in relation to operating system programs and the registry. Start by using the Microsoft support website to research any codes or exceptions that are being displayed. These may indicate that the issue is related to a bug or has been fixed by one of the Windows updates (which you can then proceed to install).

One of the easiest to use free error repair software utilities provided by Microsoft is the System Restore tool (accessories/system tools). This application makes snapshots of system programs and the Windows registry file on a recurring basis (e.g. when new applications are installed). Therefore, if an error occurs on your PC relating to one of the system files then you can revert back to an earlier working version using this tool. In addition, this tool can be accessed during start-up (i.e. the last known good configuration) for those instances when a computer error causes your PC to not boot correctly.

Free error repair software

The market for free error repair software is large and constantly experiencing new entries to the market, so it is difficult to provide an up-to-date list of the current favorites. When looking for applications, you should first research customer reviews for any initial feedback. Go for applications which have a large user base and preferably have been through a number of iterations as this is always a good indication of the stability and reliability of the program. Auslogics is one software house producing some very useful and well-respected applications. In particular, their CCleaner application is very useful for cleaning registry files and third-party applications.

To Sum Up

These error repair techniques will primarily be of use with software faults. If you are experiencing hardware issues or component failures then you are more likely to be able to find the root cause of the problems via the Device Manager application. That said, some hardware faults will still be highlighted to you by pop-up messages or blue screen exceptions which can be researched using the above approach.

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