Explore some homespun solutions for fixing computer programs, including restarting the PC and other tried-and-true methods, plus one method you definitely want to avoid.
- [Instructor] Everyone has a quick remedy…for a common ailment,…whether it's breathing into a paper bag…to stop the hiccups or opening a stuck lid on a jar…by tapping it with a knife handle.…These homespun solutions are tried and true…because they work.…To address technology problems,…a similar set of homespun wisdom exists.…These solutions are popular because they work.…They are restarting and running a troubleshooter.…The most common quick-fix for technology trouble…is to restart.…Turn off the gizmo, wait, turn it on again.…
The wait step is necessary to avoid a quick on/off cycle,…which could potentially damage the electronics.…So it's best to pause, count to 10 or higher,…and then turn on the device.…For example, you can unplug a stubborn peripheral,…wait, then connect it again.…That may fix the problem.…Turn the monitor off, then on.…Turn off the printer, then turn it on.…If the device is USB-powered,…disconnect the USB cable, wait,…then plug it in again.…The only time I don't recommend this solution…is for an external hard drive or any removable storage.…
- Diagnosing the causes of PC issues
- Troubleshooting hardware and software
- Performing startup and system restore steps
- Accessing the Task Manager
- Using the Registry Editor
- Fixing Windows
- Checking and freeing storage
- Fixing common printer issues
- Troubleshooting audio
- Restoring network connectivity
Skill Level Beginner
What you should know1m 3s
1. PC Trouble
2. Startup and Shutdown Issues
3. Problems and Solutions: Windows
4. Problems and Solutions: Mass Storage
5. Problems and Solutions: Printer
6. Problems and Solutions: Monitors and Graphics
Troubleshooting the monitor3m 54s
7. Problems and Solutions: Peripherals
8. Problems and Solutions: Networking
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