The business environment today is much different than it was twenty years ago. Most businesses rely on multiple forms of technology to manage their day to day tasks. While technology can be a great asset that allows for exponential growth in a short period of time, it also comes along with some digital problems. There are six common IT problems that you’ll likely experience. It’s a good idea to know how to fix these issues so you can get back on track as soon as possible when they occur.
Not Enough Computer Memory
Your computer stores a lot of memory for the tasks that you do. Much of this memory is utilized for storing temporary data for the programs that you’re running. In the event that your computer memory is over-utilized, you may notice that your computer applications are running slowly. It’s a great idea to clear up some of that computer memory on a regular basis. This can be as simple as selecting a disk cleanup or remembering to delete files you no longer need. If you consistently run into this problem and have deleted as much memory as you possibly can, you may want to consider increasing the RAM for your computer.
Connectivity Issues For The Internet
One of the most annoying problems that you may face is the loss of connectivity to the internet. This tends to happen at the worst times and can be frustrating. There are many aspects that stand between you and the internet that could’ve failed. These include your local computer, router, network software, DNS servers, and your internet service provider. However, by using the built-in connectivity tool for Windows, you can easily scan your system to see where the connection problem is at.
Applications Won’t Install
When you’re trying to install some new applications for your computer, you may run into an error. Many times this is simply because there’s not enough hard drive space for the program installation to be installed. This usually requires a simple fix of freeing up some of your hard drive space. Do this by deleting large files you’re not using, temporary files, and duplicate files. Try to reinstall the application once you’ve cleaned up the hard drive.
The Blue Screen Of Death
Nothing seems worse than when you’re working on your computer and, all of a sudden, a blue screen pops up. It sports a lot of white text that usually doesn’t make a lot of sense to anyone that doesn’t know computer code. However, it’s not worth panicking over. This blue screen of death tends to occur for a number of issues, such as corrupt DLL files, failing hardware and damaged software. Simply reboot your computer system manually and it should take care of the issue.
Although it tends to happen less these days, it’s still an issue that you’ll likely have to deal with at one time or another. A frozen screen is when your computer simply freezes up and won’t allow the cursor to move or applications to work. There are typically two remedies to this problem. The first is to open your task manager by hitting CTRL, ALT, and DEL at the same time. Force close out of all the applications that are frozen. If that doesn’t work, then you’ll need to manually restart your entire computer via the physical button on it.
Data Backup Issues
Backing up the data on all your software systems is a must. This way if there is any sort of threat, glitch, or other malfunction, you still have the vital data available. The more often you back up the better. For example, it’s much easier to deal with missing a day of data from your business than it is to miss out on a month of data due to lack of back-up frequency. Make sure to get on board with regular automation of backing-up your files. It only takes one time to set this program up and then you don’t have to worry about it again. It’s never a good idea to rely on yourself to remember to do the backup every day or month. Always go for automation.