What Are the Common Steps to Troubleshoot My PC?

People who say that technology is great when it works are absolutely correct. When your PC doesn’t work, you may be able to troubleshoot the problem on your own and get back on track with little to no downtime. Try these most commonly used steps to troubleshoot your PC.

Check that your power source is working and your PC is properly connected to it.

Make sure that your PC’s cables are properly connected to the power source and that the power source is properly receiving electricity. If you are using power strips, try plugging your PC directly into the wall to check that you are not simply experiencing a power strip failure.

Detach all of the external devices that are connected to your PC such as your printer, speakers, and scanners.

Any of these devices may have an issue that is compromising the way your PC functions.

Reboot your PC.

Your PC may simply need a refresh or updates so rebooting will often take care of issues.

Define the problem.

If none of the above steps have yielded a solution, try to zero in on the precise issue you are experiencing. Is it a hardware or a software issue? When you last used the PC, did anything unusual happen to its function during that time? Has your area experienced power outages or surges?

Use another device to run a Google search for the problem you are experiencing.

Chances are other people are experiencing the same as you. You can find a ton of helpful information on the Internet. In addition, you can Google Geeks on Site to find our website. We have a handful of topics, whether this article or more specific FAQs, to help walk you through

the most common PC issues our customers have.  Still not sure how to troubleshoot your PC or need additional help? Geeks on Site is available to fix your computer today. Just give us a call at (888) 360-4335. Our team of Geeks is ready to help!