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Error Codes Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Error Codes and wondering how to fix it?“ - Timothy K., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Error Codes

Every computer user hates to see error codes. These codes can crop up while you are doing anything on your computer, from when you are typing a paper to when you are on the Internet to when you are playing a game.

Error codes can mean many different things on your computer, which is why it is important to write down the error code that you are getting and what you are doing when you get the code.

Error codes are a warning message to you that a problem has already occurred. It is not warning you of a problem to come; it is instead letting you know of a code issue somewhere in your program or file. Some error messages will include how to repair or fix the issue, but most do not, which leaves users wondering what they need to do.

Because error codes indicate a current issue, they are not something to be ignored, as they can be the beginning of a bigger problem that can have many negative effects on the usability of your computer.

What Problems are Associated with Error Codes?

The effects of error codes can be many. Just as the error codes can indicate many different problems, so can the effects be. From shutting down a program, kicking you off the Internet, or causing your entire system to shut down, error codes indicate some sort of problem.

Leaving them and not doing something about them is when other problems crop up, whether gradual issues like download speed decreasing or sudden problems like a shutdown, you want to be sure that you pay attention to error codes.

If the error code is for operating system errors, you may not even be able to get your computer to boot up, which can be frustrating and it can be devastating if it cannot be repaired.

From having issues with programs to more serious issues that will cause you to not even be able to use your computer, error codes can be a big deal that can have a significant impact on how you use your computer and whether you are able to use it and the programs on it.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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