Common Computer Errors And How To Fix Them
Troublesome computer errors may not only hamper your work, but may also cause physical damage to your system. There are many different types of errors that you may encounter while working on your PC. In this article, we are going to investigate some of the common computer errors, and the steps to fix these errors.
Code 10 Error and Code 39 Error
Code 10 error and Code 39 error usually occur when a driver is missing, corrupt, or incomplete. To fix these errors, you must update the driver of the device that is displaying the error. To do this, perform the following steps:
- Open the Start menu and select the Control Panel command.
- Select the Performance and Maintenance link and then select the System link.
- In the System Properties dialog box, on the Hardware tab, select the Device Manager button.
- Scroll down the installed hardware list in the Device Manager window and identify the faulty drivers depicted by a yellow triangle containing a black exclamation mark.
- Double-click on the device to open its properties tab.
- Here, on the Driver tab, select the Update Driver button and follow the screen instructions to complete the process.
All printing related tasks on your Windows PC are handled by the Spoolsv.exe file.
Spoolsv.exe errorusually occurs when many .SHD and .SPL files accumulate in the spool directory. These files are used by the Print Spooler to save the print spool data and job setting information of your print job. Therefore, to fix the error, you will have to delete these files from the spool folder. Perform the following steps to delete these files.
- From the Performance and Monitoring Control Panel window, select Administrative Tools, and the select Services.
- In the Services management console that opens, search for and right-click on the Print Spooler service and select the Stop command.
- Next, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:WindowsSystem32SpoolPrinters folder.
- Here, delete all the .SHD and .SPL files.
- Now, open the Temp folder and delete all files you do not require.
- Restart thePrint Spooler service from the Services management console.
If this does not work, use the Windows XP System Restore feature to rollback your computer to the time when your system was working fine.
DLLs are dynamic libraries used by Windows operating systems to save functions and codes that are loaded by the operating system and software installed on it to perform specific tasks.
DLL errors usually occur when:
- A DLL incompatible with your operating system is registered with your PC.
- A current version of DLL is overwritten by an older version. usually happens when you install a software application.
- A DLL required by an application is missing or corrupt – the DLL may get deleted when you uninstall an application using it, or may get corrupt by a faulty application or malware.
- One or more DLLs used by an application are not properly registered on the system.
- A hardware that is using the DLL generating the error is faulty or a there is problem in its driver.
- Registry entry for the malfunctioning DLL(s) is corrupt.
DLL errors are fixed according to their cause. To fix DLL errorsthat occur due to missing, corrupt, or outdated DLLs, you may need to restore the problematic DLL. To do this, search for and download the DLL from the Internet, and copy it to its original location on the computer.
If a DLL is overwritten, search on the application manufacturers website, to see if any updates for the product are available. If yes, then download and update the product to fix the DLL error.
To fix DLL errors due to hardware, first try to update the driver for the hardware. If this does not work, then check the hardware itself as it might be faulty. If it is, either repair or replace the hardware to fix the error.
90 percent of computer errors, including DLL errors, are usually caused by malware infection and registry problems. Therefore, you must take appropriate measures to keep your PC free from these problems. To prevent and remove malware, you may use reliable antivirus and antispyware utilities. You must regularly scan your PC with these tools to ensure that your PC is not infected, and also update them regularly to ensure that you are protected against the latest malware. Additionally, you must get yourself a dependable registry cleaner tool to regularly scan and remove errors and unwanted information from the registry.