Computer Problems?

“Did you try turning it off and on again?” – The IT Crowd

Did you uninstall and reinstall the offending program?

Clear Cache

Bless Device

Caress Device

Shutdown and Power Off Device

Do the Dance of the Backward Bits

Cross Every Finger

Stroke Your Lucky talisman

Stand on One Foot and Rub Your Belly

Swing a rubber chicken over your head 3 times

Turn on Device

Uncross and then Recross Every Finger

Say : Good Computer, Nice Computer, Please Help Me Wondrous Machine

Try it again

Really folks, blow the dust out, try a different cable, try a different computer, reboot, unplug it, try a few simple things first.

Windows 10 fix a mis behaving program or app.

If I don’t say turn it off and on, clear browser cache and run disk cleanup, the computer gods will turn on me, next.

1) Always good to do a quick virus and malware scan

2) Scan the app giving problem (Custom scan pick the install directory)

3) SFC – System File Check is next

This is official page, but, it appears to be wrong

Skip this

Enter DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (note the space before each “/”). (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to run and complete.)

Do this

Usually, right click start, command prompt(admin) sfc / scannow


4) if the above does not fix it, uninstall and reinstall app

5) if that does not fix it, replace app with similar app

6) if that does not fix it, go to bank, get 10 million, give to gary, he will fix it

7) if having other problems on this machine, full malware and virus scan

8) If no still no luck, Restore to a prior version

How To Ask Good Questions

Before you even ask a question, first try to find the answer by:

  1. Reading the documentation
  2. Reading the FAQ (the list of Frequently Asked Questions)
  3. Searching the archives of the forum you plan to post to
  4. Searching the Web
  5. Experimenting
  6. Asking a skilled friend
  7. Reading the source code (if you are a programmer)

Take your time, and consider each item on this list. You may not get a polite response if you ask a question which could have been answered by doing one of these things.

When asking a question, consider the following when preparing the post. If you don’t understand why something is on this list, do it anyway. For further explanation and discussion from the original document, click the “more…” links.

  1. Make sure you are asking in the right place (more…)
  2. Start a new thread or discussion for your question (more…)
  3. Use a meaningful, specific Subject line (more…)
  4. Send questions in plain text (more…)
  5. Write in clear, grammatical, correctly-spelled English (to the best of your ability) (more…)
  6. Say what you are trying to achieve before describing what you did (more…)
  7. Describe how your problem shows itself clearly and concisely (more…)
  8. Describe what goes wrong, not your guesses at the cause (more…)
  9. Say how you have already tried to find a solution – see section 1 (more…)
  10. Be explicit about what your question is (more…)
  11. Don’t say your question is “urgent”, even if it is urgent for you (more…)
  12. Don’t ask people to reply by private email (more…)

If you manage to solve the problem, post a follow-up message describing exactly what the problem turned out to be, and how you solved it. You will be grateful for people who post such messages when you are searching for solutions in the future.

Windows Update Fixes

Elevated command prompt

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth   (fast)

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth  (takes a while)

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess  Where “X” is the drive letter where the ISO is located.  Simply change the “X” to the correct drive letter

You can use a running Windows installation as a source to restore optional features by sharing the c:\Windows folder on your network.

You can use a Windows side-by-side folder from a network share or from a removable media, such as the Windows DVD, as the source of the files. For example, z:\sources\SxS.

Try the steps here:

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