Five ways to fix windows 10
Why is Windows 10 hated and criticised by most people?
Windows 10, as prestigiously declared by Microsoft, is the best out of all the Windows operating systems they have created. But even after two years of its release and even after providing major updates, most users are still dissatisfied and disappointed with this OS. The main reasons for such frustration are the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors, pathetic RAM management, high disk drive usage, slow boot-up time, spying, and anonymously collecting private data. Internet bandwidth sucked up by Windows Update, computer not starting up after an update, registry and DLL missing errors, and so on. But what can we do about all these time-consuming and infuriating errors?
Well, you have come to the right place for this. This page is an important source of all your solutions. In this article, I am going to show you the top 5 easy ways in which you can fix most of these errors in Windows 10 and also prevent further errors from happening:
1. Using the in-built Windows Troubleshooter:
Windows 10 uses a built-in troubleshooter to fix small problems such as problems with playing audio, Windows Update showing error code, internet connection, blue screen, Hardware and Devices, Bluetooth connections, and slow start-up. This troubleshooter fixes most of the easier problems without much hassle, but it proves to be useless in some scenarios. Let’s see how to use it.
- In order to fire up the troubleshooter, go to START
- Type in Troubleshoot Settings and press Enter
- Select the type of troubleshooting you want to do
- After analysing data, it can either fix the problems or prompt you to search for other methods
2. Ways to fix the BSOD errors:
BSOD or Blue Screen of Death is the most annoying and critical of all errors as faced by most Windows 10 users. It is a random blue screen that can pop up anytime, during start-up, having a meeting or playing games, and it might be fixed after restarting, or it might continue through an entire loop. While there is an uncountable number of reasons for this blue madness to show up, starting from hardware errors to an error caused by a start-up item or a driver, Windows provides an easy and effective way to fix this.
When the Blue Screen comes up, there is a QR code in the bottom left corner, which can be scanned, and a Microsoft website pops up showing the necessary fixes. Or there is a line at the side describing the error, such as INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION, etc., and followed by an error code. You can search for this error on google, or you can post the error in Microsoft support forums to find the necessary fix.
3. Fix for Windows Update taking up Internet bandwidth:
You all might have noticed that when Windows Update is updating the OS, it keeps on draining the Internet even if the update has finished downloading. Ever wonder why such a thing happens? It’s because Windows has a hidden feature known as ad Delivery Optimization that is enabled by default. Windows describes this feature as something that could help update multiple PCs by sharing the local network’s data. This feature is beneficial for multiple PC setup in an organisation. Still, for those who have a single PC, this feature takes up bandwidth trying to upload the update to the Internet, and this thing can be disabled safely. Let’s see how:
- Click on Start
- Type “Check for Updates” and click on the first option
- After a window pops up, click on Delivery Optimization on the left side of it
- On the right-side bottom, turn to Allow download from PCs to off by toggling the button
4. Fix for 100% Disk Usage in Task Manager:
Daily computer users might have faced the application not opening up when an icon is clicked, or the UI is unresponsive, and everything is lagging. You curiously open up the Task Manager, and to your surprise, the disk usage is at a continuous 100%, with no sign of it coming down even after hours. There can be many reasons for it, such as virus infection, slow fragmented HDD, error in the superfetch service. From my experience, it’s mostly due to fragmentation in the hard disk, and I will show how to defragment it. WARNING!! Do not use this method if you are on an SSD.
- Click on Start, type defragment, and click on Defragment and Optimize Drives
- Select the drive where Windows is installed (in most cases, C:\ Drive)
- Click on Optimize
- Sit back and relax for the process to complete, and after that, restart.
5. Reinstalling Windows 10 (Final and most effective):
Despite our hopeless attempts to turn our lives around and become someone new, we end up following the same toxic cycle every day. But it is not the same with Windows 10, as we have the option of reinstalling Windows and kill most bugs in one clean sweep, and this is how it is done:
- First, make a necessary backup of files in the computer
- Click Start, type in Reset this PC and click on the first option
- Select Get Started under Reset this PC
- There are 2 options -> i. Keep my files ii. Remove everything. The first makes the installation fully new, and the second keeps personal items intact, but system files are renewed.
- Select Local installation, click Next and click Reset
- Wait for some time, and after half an hour, the PC is new and ready for your productivity.