Common Windows pc problems and how to resolve them

Common windows pc problems and how to solve them
Common windows pc problems and how to solve them
Common windows pc problems and how to solve them

Common windows pc problems and how to solve them: It is most obvious that If any issue detected in any PC, first we everyone think, is there any inbuilt process to trouble shoot this particular issue? The issue might be a system update failure, any particular office suit stopped working suddenly or more power consumption. And this list also includes audio device setup issues or network set-up issues. If you have come across such issue with your windows PC, there is an inbuilt Microsoft trouble shoot option to auto find and resolve issues. Yes, before going to third-party tools or searching on web for resolution, you can use this option.

Common Windows pc problems with windows updates:

If you see any issue with windows updates on your PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same.

Control Panel how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Fix problems with Windows Update in section System and Security

Run the tool with an administrator login to give exact results. Once tool completed searching for issues and find any, it displays option to take forward like whether you are ok to fix the detected issue or to skip. And many minor issues, it will detect and auto fix without asking your consent.

How to Troubleshoot Windows PC
how to troubleshoot windows pc

Below screen shot you can see the last page to display results of the test and applied fix details. And you can also get the trouble shoot reports which include all the issues detected and fixes in detail.

Windows Update Troubleshoot Report
how to troubleshoot windows pc

To find unused files & shortcuts and fix:

If you wish to clean all the unwanted unused file shortcuts and run maintenance tasks to clean your Windows PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same.

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Run maintenance tasks in section System and Security

System Maintanance how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

To find if any issues with power usage:

if you wish to find any issue with power consumption like displaying start screen taking much time on Windows PC or waking up from sleep mode, taking more time than usual on a Windows PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same. This way we can improve battery life by removing unwanted lags or settings, which leads poor battery life.

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Improve Power usage in section System and Security

This option will also display the end results with all the details of issues detected and fixed items, even in in-detailed report.

Power issues Final results how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

want to learn how to fix desktop or laptop slowness issue? click here

Windows 10 most useful keyboard shortcuts

Windows 10 most useful keyboard shortcuts
Windows 10 most useful keyboard shortcuts:

There are many keyboard shortcuts available in windows and here I have listed some of them which bind with windows key. These are mostly used in day to day work on computer. Use keyboard shortcuts by which you can save time when working with keyboard. And as a result by using keyboard shortcut keys will pull down the use of mouse clicks.

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Windows key:  By using this, you can open or close Start Menu.

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Windows key + A:  This is to open Action center. Access action center to do some quick actions and see notifications.

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Windows key + D: This keyboard shortcut helps you to see and\or hide the desktop.

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Windows key + E: This will open File Explorer.

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Windows key + H: To open the Share charm.

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Windows key + I: You can use this shortcut option to quickly open Settings page.

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Windows key + L: To lock PC or to switch accounts.

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Windows key + M: To minimize all windows.

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Windows key + R: To open Run dialog box.

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Windows key + S: To open Search.

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Windows key + X: To open Quick Link menu.

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Windows key + Number: To open up the apps pinned to the taskbar in the position directed by the number.

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Windows key + Left arrow key: To snap the active app windows left.

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Windows key + Right arrow key: To snap the active app right.

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Windows key + Up arrow key: To maximize active app windows.

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Windows key + Down arrow key: To minimize active app windows.

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Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow: To switch between virtual desktops.

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Windows key + Enter: To open Narrator.

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Windows key + Home: This is to minimize all except the active desktop window.

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Windows key + Tab: To open up the Task view.

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Windows key +

  1.         “+” key: To zooming in using the magnifier.
  2.         “-” key: To zooming out using the magnifier.

You can also refer to my another post related to gmail key board shortcuts

How to stop background apps running in windows 10

How to stop background apps running in windows 10
How to stop background apps running in windows 10
How to stop background apps running in windows 10

How to stop background apps running in windows 10: Undoubtedly Windows 10 is fast and till now no performance issues faced even when more number of desktop apps installed on it.

Naturally when we install more number of apps and use; which consumes valuable system resources of other windows which must run background processes.

You can configure which apps can run in the background for receiving update info, sending notifications, and to stay up-to-date, even when you’re not using them.

As we can’t stop must run windows 10 background process, we can turn-on/off other apps which runs in the background based on use.

Turning off those unwanted programs running in the background can free up system resources for your other programs on your computer.

Process to follow:

Below step by step details on how we can turn OFF or ON unnecessary background apps running on Windows 10.

1. Goto-→Start-→Click on Settings

2. Privacy-→Background apps

3. toggle the button to OFF for the apps you don’t want to be run in background or you use them very often.

How to stop background apps running in windows 10
How to stop running the apps in background in windows 10

Note: To run in the background to receive updates info, sending error notifications, there are some specific apps on windows. Be cautious when you are turning off such apps to not to run them in the background.

Some windows apps set to auto start along with system booting which also drains system resources. Do you want to stop/disable auto starting of apps which are not required? there is an option for the same. For full details follow How to manage startup programs in windows 10

Resolve “Search the web and Windows” option issue in search windows 10

Issue with search windows 10: “Search the web and Windows” option offer us a quick and easy way to search the PC for any files or app. It even search the entered search string in web and shows the best matched results.

can’t imagine searching windows 10 for any app or system program with out this option until if we knew all the keyboard shortcuts. Like to open Run program press windows key + R.

Last week suddenly this option “Search the web and Windows” stopped working on my PC. I didn’t even remember what wrong I did which resulted this option disable. After much web search and R&D, I found below option which resolved my problem easily.

There are other two options which also can resolve this issue but I tried below option first to settle the issue.

Option 1: by using troubleshooter option for “Search and indexing” service

1. Go to Control Panel

To go to Control Panel, either press windows key + X and select “Control Panel” option or press windows key + R and type “control” and press enter to open Control Panel.

2. Click on troubleshooting.

4. Click on view all on the left pane.

5. Right click on Search and Indexing.

6. Select “Run as Administrator”.

How to resolve “Search the web and Windows” option issue in windows 10
Search the web and Windows

7. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

 

 

 

 

Once completed that process, close the window and restart. Check option “Search the web and Windows” after re-login.

Still no luck then try with below options one by one and see.

Option 2: Check windows search service status

1. Go to services

Press Windows key + R keys on the keyboard and type Services.msc and press “Enter” OR

you can also open services from Task Manager, in More details option go to Services tab

3. In the services window, search for the Windows Search service

4. Check if the service is started, if not click on Start else stop & start it again.

5. And better we set the Startup Type as Automatic for this service.

6. restart and try option “Search the web and Windows”.How to resolve “Search the web and Windows” option issue in windows 10 taskmgr services

Hope “Search the web and Windows” in windows 10 PC resolved after trying either of above options.