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4 Common PC Fixes

There are a number of things you can do to fix what might be heart-stopping PC problems, so don’t panic when things start to go wrong.

Here are some of the 4 of the most common fixes for simple problems:

1. Restart the computer

It’s the simplest yet most effective fix for all kinds of problems and you should definitely try it before you call in help. Restarting the computer can clear the memory, rerun basic processes and get the system running again.

2. Scan for viruses and malware

Even if you can’t see anything, it’s worth running a full malware scan as invasive software is getting better and better at burrowing into the system and can occasionally cause your system to run slowly or even trigger conflicts deep in the operating system. Run your antivirus software and occasionally run a program like MalwareBytes, in addition to your usual protection, as this can pick up malicious bugs that others miss.

3. Clear your cache

If it’s an internet problem, clearing the browser’s cache can work. This contains copies of your recently visited web pages, which is designed to save time when you surf the web. Sometimes clearing the cache can fix a problem with a website, but this is becoming less useful as web browsers get more advanced.

4. Reinstall a problem program

Occasionally, a program simply won’t start up smoothly and will repeatedly crash. It might seem like a headache, but a simple corrupted string can be the culprit and reinstalling the software will prevent this happening again. So do it once, do it properly and all your problems could disappear.

If these ideas do not work, then we are only a free phone call away. For more information on how we can help you keep your computer in great shape, or for advice on how to fix it if your computer is already in need of repair, call us at Goldmine IT Support Ltd today 0203 583 2650 or 07951 337 336.

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