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Fixing Common Windows Errors

Windows is one of the world's most popular Operating System but it doesn't meant it's perfect. Ever worked on a Windows PC and came across errors like 'Access denied' when you tried to edit or delete files from your PC or USB disk? Or an error message saying you are missing a 'xycodexz.dll' file? If yes, then you are on the right page, here I'll show you how to solve common errors in Windows PCs.


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These errors could have been caused by faulty drivers, or a device, or recently installed apps that are not working properly in tandem to the applications that you have already installed on your PC (Like 2 anti-virus software conflict with each other).


Note that these errors as long as the error code matches with the error codes mentioned in this guide, most of them will be solved with the methods that we are going to guide you through. Though as we all know there is no one common fix for all errors but this guide sure will help you how to fix most of them.


All of that said lets have a look at the common and frustrating errors that we face while we are using our Windows PC and what you can do about them: (other than trying that automatic Windows trouble shooter of course)

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD):

If you are Windows user I am pretty sure you must have come across this error at least once since you started using Windows. Unlike other errors there is no real-time escape from this error, you cannot just press ESC or hit Alt+Ctrl+Del and use task manager as your saviour. This error usually occurs after you have made a change to the hardware or something has made a the software change on the PC that you were using.  Once you restart you should unplug any device that you plugged into your PC or uninstall the software that you installed before the Blue Screen of Death. Booting into safe mode is recommended if it is a software that caused the BSOD.


Access is Denied:

You will sometimes see this error when you're trying to access or modify or delete a folder which is on your own computer which probably makes it look a bit silly. This often happens when you don't have the right owner setup whether its because you're trying to access a system folder containing critical windows files or whatever other reason. To fix this issue first make sure your user account has administrator rights (which you should if you're working on your own personal computer) by going to Control panel --> User Accounts --> Change Account Type.
Then right click the folder that you're trying to open then click Properties --> Security --> Advanced --> Click 'Change' beside the owner field and new box will pop up, punch in your username and click Check Names to ensure that you have typed it in correctly. Click OK if it tags the name of the PC on the user name. 

Then check the box at the bottom of the previous window which says 'Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object.' (This will make sure you have access to all sub-folders) then click OK all windows and you should be good to go.

Missing DLL Files:

It is a pretty common to come across a missing DLL (Dynamic-link library) message. This error occurs when you try starting a program and one of the required files (.dll file in this case) is missing. You can most probably fix this error by reinstalling the software but the method is personally use and suggest is to download the copy of the exact same .dll file that is named in the error message. Make sure you download it from a trusted website.
System Error Codes:

Whenever there is an error, the error message usually displays an error code like '404 Not Found'. You can note that error code and go to Microsoft's support site and look at things that can cause the error, and once you know what caused the error then you can fix it yourself. For example, Error code "2 (0x2)" indicates that the system cannot find the file you were trying to access. Whereas the error code "5 (0x5)" indicates that the system administrator has denied you access to the contents of the said file or folder or program.

Note that if you corrupt your PC while trying to do these steps, then we at PC Seekers do not take any responsibility.


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