7 Common Computer Problems: Hardware or Software Related ?

You’re right in the middle of something and your computer just stuck or hanged. Is it the software you’re working in or your device that’s the problem or the hardware? Some Common computer problems and their reason of occurrence are listed.

Most problems are software problems. Some are definitely hardware problems. And some can be caused by one or the other. Here is the list of 10 most common computer problems related to hardware and software. Knowing where to start troubleshooting can save you lots of time. As the time is money–

Some Common Computer Problems

1. Computer is Slow

It probably due to the malware or too many startup software or due to huge data pile of temporary files. To get rid of this problem try to delete the temporary file or disabling the start-up application.

If this problem still not resolved then its a hardware thing for sure. The hard drive is fragmented or not enough RAM or maybe an old CPU.

2. Computer keeps restarting

These problems are generally due to some hardware malfunction, maybe there is a problem in graphics driver slot. Maybe RAM is not properly attached in its slot. If it still not fixed then you can check for some OS Update issue.

3. Keyboard, mouse or other peripherals aren’t working properly

It’s most probably peripheral’s driver issue. If not then it could be computer port issues or peripheral component issues.

4. Internet is slow

It is generally due to a software/app in background is consuming the bandwidth. If not related to software then network adapter hardware is faulty. Still unable to surf fast then get in touch with your ISP.

5. Computer freezes

These are most common and most of the time, related to software due to the running of incompatible software running on your system. If not these are most of the time are the cooling issue in hardware.

6. PC blue screen of death

Hardware is the one and only thing related to this issue.  Although it could be your drivers.

7. Sudden shut-off…or sudden anything weird

This one is also related to the hardware of your system or laptop. These are easily resolved by just cleaning up your system frequently and cleaning the dust from the port.

If you’re lucky, your problem is a software problem that can be easily resolved by running a repair utility or uninstalling and reinstalling if it’s a desktop app or logging off and on again if it’s a cloud app. To keep problems away, keep your software updated.

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