Windows, despite its widespread usage and robustness, is not immune to occasional glitches and issues. Here are some of the most common problems encountered by Windows users, along with their respective solutions at

  • Slow Performance: If your Windows PC is running sluggishly, it could be due to various reasons such as too many startup programs, insufficient RAM, or malware. To resolve this, try disabling unnecessary startup programs, upgrading your RAM if possible, and running a thorough antivirus scan to remove any malware at
  • Blue Screen of Death (BSOD): The infamous BSOD can occur due to hardware or software issues. To troubleshoot, note down the error message displayed on the blue screen and search online for solutions specific to that error code. Common fixes include updating device drivers, checking for hardware issues like faulty RAM or hard drive, and performing a system restore.
  • Windows Updates Fail to Install: Sometimes, Windows updates may fail to install, leaving your system vulnerable to security threats. To address this, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, ensuring that your internet connection is stable, and manually downloading and installing the updates from the Microsoft website if necessary.
  • Programs Not Responding: When programs freeze or become unresponsive, it can be frustrating. To tackle this, try closing the unresponsive program using the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), updating the software to the latest version, or reinstalling the program if the issue persists.
  • Internet Connection Problems: If you’re facing issues with your internet connection on Windows, start by troubleshooting your network hardware such as routers and modems. Restart your router, check network cables, and ensure that your Wi-Fi adapter drivers are up to date. You can also try resetting the TCP/IP stack or running the Network Troubleshooter in Windows.
  • File Explorer Crashes: File Explorer crashing frequently can disrupt your workflow. To fix this, try restarting Windows Explorer by opening the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), locating “Windows Explorer” under the Processes tab, and selecting “Restart.” Additionally, clearing the File Explorer history and disabling third-party shell extensions might help.
  • Disk Errors and Fragmentation: Over time, your hard drive may develop errors or become fragmented, leading to performance degradation. Use the built-in Disk Cleanup tool to remove unnecessary files and defragment your hard drive using the Disk Defragmenter utility or third-party software like Defraggler.
  • Audio or Sound Issues: If you’re experiencing sound problems on Windows, ensure that your speakers or headphones are properly connected and not muted. Update your audio drivers via Device Manager or the manufacturer’s website, and run the Windows Audio Troubleshooter to identify and fix common audio issues.