What to do when errors and blue screens appear with Windows?

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My PC often has bugs, but I have a hard time knowing where it comes from, because they happen randomly. It happens to me sometimes even without me doing anything in particular or intense.

I can’t find what element is at fault. What to do in this case?

Small everyday bugs that come up randomly are usually more difficult to diagnose. It is then much more complicated to eradicate them, because they can find their source in many components.

That said, two come up fairly quickly in random, non-task-targeted cases: RAM and hard drive.

And due, they are with the processor the elements which are always used, even if one does nothing particular on the PC.

Diagnose memory

Within Windows 10, a utility is present to evaluate the various problems inherent in your RAM.

In the search bar, type Windows memory diagnostic, then launch the app. Your computer will then restart to launch the tool outside the system.

You will then have several choices of analysis between Standard, de Base or Extended. We recommend the latter which will be the most intense test for your memory and above all the most likely to find problems. In addition, do not hesitate to multiply the passes in order to make the exercise the most complete.

Then press F10 to start the task and let it be. If everything is normal, you get a message telling you that everything is fine.

If one of your memory modules is faulty, the following message is displayed: ” hardware problems have been detected ».

You will then have to redo the test with your bars individually to find the fault. It will then suffice to replace it.

Test your storage

If the RAM is not in question, let’s turn to the hard disk or the SSD disk.

The first thing to do is to use a feature CheckDisk of Windows which allows a first analysis of the problems of the storage part.

Right click on the logo Windows then go into Disk Management.

Then click on the disk or SSD you want to diagnose and then click on Properties then Tools. Finally click on Check then Analyze drive and then let the machine do its thing.

On an SSD, the scan is very fast, however it will take some time on a hard drive, depending on its size.

At the end of the cycle, if all goes well, you will have nothing to do. If a message asks you to correct the errors then all you have to do is start the repair.

Defrag your hard drive

After making corrections to your hard drive, you can then run a defragmentation, which will limit the scanning of heads within your hard drive to find data.

Follow the various previous steps, but instead of checking, click on To optimise.