How many Windows bugs did you see last week? It is very painful to see a message when a dialogue appears unexpectedly, as it is often vague and offers no concrete solution.
Every time a new version of Windows is released, there are some errors that occur in connection with the upgrade. But some PC errors are timeless, and we want to give them a good overview. The next time Windows asks you to "contact your system administrator", you will know how to fix these common bugs.
The acronym DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library; it is a common record that many programs can use to perform an activity. For example, the Comdlg32 DLL is used to perform functions related to dialog boxes.
You must have experienced this kind of error when trying to open a program. DLL errors are quite common when trying to run large games. The error is displayed in a dialog box with the message "The program cannot be started for reasons ABC.dll is missing on your computer. Try reinstalling the program to solve this problem.
The dialog box proposes a new installation of the file. This solution works in many cases, but there are also situations where this solution simply does not work.
A general rule of thumb followed by most users is to go to the Internet and download the specific missing.DLL file and place it in the software database. But this method is not safe and does not guarantee a solution. In addition, downloading.DLL from a suspicious website can cause serious operating system problems. There is also no guarantee that the DLL.DLL will no longer generate errors.
If a device has recently stopped working, this may be due to malfunctions in its driver module. To find out what's wrong with this device, go to the Device Manager. To access it, click on the Start menu and enter devmgmt.msc. Now find the device, right-click on it and access its properties. Click on the'Update driver' button. If the driver update does not solve your problem, click on the device status, you will find an error code. Browse this code on the web and you will find links to a variety of forums, including the Microsoft support page that explains and provides the solution to your problem.
Error when installing Windows
Endless automatic error repair and loop restart - You can boot from the installation media or recovery drive to correct errors and make Windows 10 usable again.
Behavior can also be an indicator that Windows 10 has no drivers required for a hard disk controller. You can then enter the BIOS/UEFI and set your disk controller mode (alias SATA mode, RAID mode or Intel SRT) to Standard (alias Standard IDE or SATA, Legacy) instead of AHCI or RAID (note the original setting first!). This often ensures that Windows knows which drivers to use to boot from the system drive.
If you have multiple hard drives or SSDs in your desktop or laptop, turn it off and unplug the power cord (and battery in the case of a laptop). Then, disconnect the drive cables from all drives except the one where Windows is installed. Reconnect the power cord, turn on the power, and check if it helps Windows start properly.
Blue screen of death
First steps after a blue screen
Try to remember exactly what you were doing on the PC just before you saw the blue screen. Have you played a game or simply edited a document? Have you watched a video or were you in the middle of a video conference? The answer can serve as a good indication of the cause of your blue screen. Write down your last action as best you can. Ideally, you even know which programs were open.
Check the temperature of your PC. If it is abnormally hot, it may not be properly ventilated. Maybe it's because there's not enough space to circulate the air enough. Contamination, for example by dust, also has a considerable influence on the temperature of the system and its performance and can therefore lead to material damage. In this case, a blue screen is not unusual as a "precautionary measure".
Remove all unnecessary equipment such as external hard drives, headphones, cameras, USB sticks, etc. Sometimes, blue screens are triggered by defective devices or operators.
If your PC does not restart automatically, wait a few minutes before restarting it manually.