How to diagnose PC

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Many computers begin to suffer from stability malfunctions with continued use, although to a different degree that may depend on different factors. Reduced stability that manifests itself in various PC malfunctions may be caused by a wide array of issues.
The first step to repairing a malfunctioning PC is proper diagnostics, which helps to pinpoint the causes of PC malfunctions and suggests a working strategy to fix them.
An efficient way to diagnose a PC is with the help of special software that performs a comprehensive scan of the system and detects the issues that may be behind various PC malfunctions.

The article provides details on the reasons for and role of proper PC diagnostics, as well as ways to diagnose a computer.

Reasons for PC diagnostics

Signs that a PC needs to be diagnosed include application or system freezes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to mouse clicks or any other user actions for a brief period of time, but later returns to normal operation), application or system crashes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to user actions and nothing can bring it back to normal operation; application has to be terminated or a PC reboot is required), random computer reboots that are not initiated by the user, various warning messages or BSOD ("blue screen of death" or the "STOP warning"), as well as connectivity issues that result in lower internet connection speeds.

Role of proper PC diagnostics

Since the same PC issues may sometimes have different causes, it may be challenging to repair a PC and resolve its malfunctions without proper diagnostics. A user may presume that an issue is caused by a certain condition or misconfigured setting, and try repairing the issue, but it may not produce the desired result in terms of improved performance. This may often be due to the fact that the presumed cause of the malfunction was not the actual cause, and therefore the repair had no effect. Scanning a PC with the proper tools is recommended to detect the causes of computer malfunctions and other issues, providing a comprehensive diagnosis that gives enough information for executing effective repair.

Ways to diagnose a PC

Advanced PC users may be able to find the causes of some computer issues by manually exploring different possibilities. However, if a wrong or outdated entry in system elements or system files is detected as a possible cause and gets deleted, it may result in more issues and may even carry the risk of rendering the operating system unbootable. Whenever a user is in any doubt of their technical skills or knowledge, they may use a special software that is meant to diagnose a PC without requiring any special skills.

The following steps may diagnose a PC:

  • Download the PC scan application
  • Install and launch the application
  • Click the Scan Now button to detect issues and abnormalities

The same application can be used to repair the detected issues, as well as run preventative measures to reduce the chance of computer malfunctions appearing in the future.