Computer Repair Orlando
A Few Common Computer
Computer errors can pop up when least expected, they can
cause the entire system to suddenly shut down, and they can inadvertently
corrupt data to the point where it can't be deciphered. Although they can't
always be avoided, it's important to remember that computer errors can be
corrected. The key is to understand what computer errors are, understand what
they mean when they show up, and understand how to minimize their occurrence in
the first place.
Basically, computer errors are the result of a number of
things that may or may not have anything to do with the way the computer is
used. They "operate" whenever there's a conflict among commands. Remember that
computers essentially run off of a series of commands and it's usually a smooth
process. But when one command conflicts with another command - or when one
command asks for a process or information that isn't available, the computer
returns results that aren't useable. That's an error.
A prime example of this kind of error is when users
attempt to use software that isn't applicable for their system. Almost all
software accompanies a list of system requirements which dictates what a
computer needs to have in order for the software to work properly. To minimize
errors of this sort, always verify that your computer has the required
components. A project management program that you're interested in may require a
specific operating system, like Windows XP for example. And although this
program may install just fine on a Windows 98 machine, it will generate a
multitude of errors once its started.
Insufficient memory will cause errors as well. That's why
software programs include minimum memory requirements. A program that needs 14MB
of memory will generate errors on a computer that only has 4MB of memory if it
runs at all. The same goes for disk space, monitor color depth and resolution.
In these situations, problems occur the moment that a piece of software attempts
to access the things (hardware, memory, space, resolution, etc.) that it cannot
Because some programs share common files, errors can also
occur when these shared files are not up to date. For instance, let's say that
Program A is already installed on a computer and it's working just fine. Then
let's say that the user of that computer downloads and installs Program B.
Program B uses a file that Program A installed much earlier, but when Program B
is run, errors popup. Those errors are the result of Program B attempting to use
an outdated (shared) file that was installed by Program A. In order to fix that
problem, the user would have to download an updated version of the shared file
(which to say the least - is not an easy thing to find or do).