The first name that comes to mind whenever someone takes up operating systems is undoubtedly Microsoft Windows. Even after being old, no one can dispute that Windows is still the most popular, even more than Apple’s iOS Operating System. It has loads of functionalities, amazing features, a great user interface, and is simple yet smooth. As revolutionary as it is, the system quite often faces issues either due to its complex programming or sometimes just because of the negligence of a simple code of conduct. Errors are completely normal occurrences that indicate that something is wrong with your computer or your operating system. It could be a malfunctioning driver, a device, or a recently installed app that isn’t working well with the other modules. In this article, we talk about the most Common Windows errors that users have faced and the ways in which you can solve them.
Nowadays, our books have completely transferred to e-books and work from the office has changed its state to work from home. Most of the work we do indeed involves the use of computers. While working on the various applications and web on Windows, we are likely to bump into fairly common errors. Machines are ultimately man-made, and machines counter errors from time to time.
When the screen blacks out, the cursor stops moving, or worse, the PC does not start. A very common issue with Windows PCs is that WLDcore.dll is a Missing Error. See this guide that outlines the ways in which you can fix WLDcore.dll is Missing Error. Don’t worry! We heard you and are here with some useful tips and tricks to solve Common Windows errors that are quite easy to implement. Now that you know the tips to fix the WLDcore.dll Missing Error, let us move on to read about the Common Windows Errors which a user comes across, and also the tips to solve them.
1. Windows update is not working.
After long hours of waiting while the update downloads and installs, what you finally get is an error. One of the solutions is quite simple and requires you to download and run the Windows update troubleshooter. After doing this, reboot and try to update again.
If the problem persists, move forward, check that System Restore is configured, and create a restore point. Then press the Win+X key, select the Command Prompt (Admin), type ‘net stop wuauserv’ (without the quotes), and press Enter, followed by ‘net stop bits’ and then Enter. You will now see messages on the screen that each service was either stopped or wasn’t running. Now, go to Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete its contents, including any subfolders you find. Now reboot and try to update again.
2. Blue Screen of Death (BSoD)
Yes, that one frustrating error we were talking about a while ago. ‘The Blue Screen of Death‘- The name given to this error itself sends a shiver down the spine, and it lives by its name too. This Common Windows error is such that you cannot just press ESC and get rid of it. Even the iconic Ctrl + Alt + Del fails to work here. The BSOD error usually occurs because of recent hardware or software changes you might have made on the computer. Try to restart after unplugging any new device that you might have attached. If you recently downloaded new software, then try uninstalling it and then reboot your PC.
3. Device stopped working
Whenever a device stops working, it could be because of some problems in its driver module. First of all, you’ll need to find out what is wrong with that device, and for this, any user will need to go to the Device Manager. For this, click on the start menu and type devmgmt.msc. Now try to locate the device. Please right-click on the device and attend to its properties. Click on the ‘Update Driver’ button. If updating the device driver of your particular device does not resolve the problem, then click on the Device Status, and you will find an error code by any chance. Now, this is an important step. Search that code on the internet, and you will find links to several sites, including Microsoft’s support website, explaining and providing the solution for your problem.
4. Can’t find DLL files
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and is a shared file record that many programs can use to execute certain tasks and activities. There are times when you open or launch a program. A DLL error may appear. This is a fairly popular Windows error. This frequent Windows Error is most common while running heavy programs such as games that often need several DLLs to execute a wide range of graphical and mathematical processes.
The easiest solution is to download the specific missing DLL file and place it within the software’s installation directory. If you find this method risky, fearing fake files from hackers, you can try restarting your computer and recover the DLL file. Then restore the system to an earlier state and run a virus scan. Afterward, update all the hardware drivers and run SFC /scannow command in the command prompt. Reinstall the program and update device drivers manually. This will help you get to the missing DLL.
5. Mouse Cursor is moving on its own
It might seem funny to hear and even imagine, but it is equally frustrating if you have an important task to finish and this problem arises. Relax, we got you covered. The very first advice would be to remove your mouse and reconnect it. Many times this resolves the issue. If it doesn’t, then go to the Control panel and click on Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter. Update the mouse and then press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc, and hit Enter. Click on Mice and other pointing device drivers. Go to the driver of your mouse, and update it.
These were the most common problems that you might face while working on Windows. While some of the usual Windows errors require a small act of removing and replugging devices, updating software, rebooting, or restarting the system, there are also some Common Windows Errors that require a lengthy and time-consuming process to be resolved.
Even though in today’s time, there are a lot of resources available on the internet which might help you resolve your issue within minutes or even seconds, there remain a lot of problems and everyday Windows Errors that are complex and require an in-depth procedure to be analyzed and solved. For this, always try to reach out to a system technician for help.
Synthia Wright started caring deeply about technology at a young age after her mother purchased her a GameBoy Color and Nintendo 64, and she’s been an enormous techie ever since. Gaming aside, in her spare time, she also enjoys fishing, kayaking across the Potomac River, as well as helping her family and friends make smart purchases on the latest technology.