If you’re like most Windows users, you can’t stand it when your computer slows down or stops working altogether without warning. The good news is that Microsoft has included an easy-to-use troubleshooter in Windows 10 that can help solve some of the most common problems that occur on computers today. I’ll walk you through the steps to use this tool to fix issues with your computer so that it works as well as it did the day you bought it.
Does my computer have enough RAM?
One of the most common questions we get asked is Does my computer have enough RAM?. The answer, unfortunately, is not always a simple one. It depends on what you use your computer for and how much you use it. If you only use your computer for basic tasks like email and web browsing, then you can probably get away with 4GB of RAM. However, if you use your computer for more demanding tasks like video editing or gaming, then you will need more RAM.
If you are unsure, download this program called How Much RAM Do I Need? which calculates how much RAM you need based on your needs. Just enter in some information about what kind of work you do and what programs you use most often and it will calculate an estimate for how much memory (RAM) your computer should have. We also recommend installing a few trial versions of high-end software and opening them up to see how they perform. If they start running slow, that might be a sign that you need more RAM.
Once you know how much RAM you need, visit Newegg or Amazon and purchase some new memory for your computer. You can either buy additional sticks of RAM from the same manufacturer as your current ones or go with new technology from another company.
No matter what type of ram you choose to buy, make sure that it is compatible with your motherboard before purchasing! Your computer will run a lot smoother when all of its components are matching. After installation, restart your machine and open up one of those software programs again to test out the difference.
Is there an issue with my hard drive?
If you’re having issues with your hard drive, the first thing you should do is run a disk check. To do this, go to My Computer, right-click on your hard drive, and select Properties. Under the Tools tab, click Check now. It will ask if you want to scan for errors. Click Yes, and it will automatically repair any errors it finds.
In addition, if there are specific problems that occur when trying to open programs or files that appear related to the issue you’re experiencing with your hard drive, then it’s possible that those programs or files have become corrupted. You can use Disk Utility (located in Applications > Utilities) to fix them by going through each one of them individually. But if you don’t know what might be causing the problem, then using Disk Utility won’t help much.
However, once again we recommend running a disk check as well as checking to see if your antivirus software has an update available. Another great tool for fixing almost any problem on your computer is Microsoft’s free troubleshooting app called FixIt! One last option worth mentioning would be to perform a System Restore. The steps involved vary depending on which version of Windows you’re using, so make sure to follow our step-by-step guide. We also have another guide that provides some general tips for speeding up your PC.
In order to start resolving your issues with the built-in troubleshooters, open the Control Panel by pressing Win+X and selecting Control Panel from the menu that pops up. On the left side of the Control Panel, locate Troubleshooting and click it. On the top right side of the Troubleshooters window, type in your problem and press Enter on your keyboard.
Why are my games so slow?
Windows 10 has a great built-in tool to help you troubleshoot and fix just about any problems you might be having with your computer. To use it, simply search for troubleshooting in the Start Menu and select the Troubleshoot option. Next, click View all at the top of the window that pops up, and then click on Games from the list of categories. From there, Windows will list possible fixes for games that are running slowly or not working properly – including instructions on how to try them out. If you’re still having trouble after trying these steps, post back here with details so we can continue to help!