Tips for Windows beginners to troubleshoot and fix their PCs.–PC Pitstop
8 Basic Windows Troubleshooting Tips
Anand Khanse for The Windows Club
I felt the need to write this post covering some general tips for beginners, since many a times I receive mail, asking for help, to which the answer in most cases involves carrying out some basic troubleshooting. This article therefore touches upon some common steps a Windows user may take in order to try to fix or repair his/her Windows 8 computer.
OK, so something has gone wrong or something is not working the way you want it to – and you want to fix it!
Run System Restore
The first thing to do is to try to restore your Windows computer to a prior good point. To do so, open Start Menu > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Or else, simply type rstrui.exe in your start search and hit Enter.
This will open System Restore. Here select a prior good point, where you know that you were not facing this problem and try to restore your computer to this point by clicking on the Next > Finish button. Once Windows completes the restoration process and restarts, check if your problem has gone away.