Basic computer troubleshooting

Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
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Below is a listing of commonly asked computer questions and answers, and basic troubleshooting steps for operating systems, software, and computer hardware. Remember that this is a select few of the thousands of questions and answers in our database.

See our troubleshoot definition for a general overview of the steps that should be taken while troubleshooting a computer. If you're confused on where to start, try our free online Mr. Hope utility or using our search engine at the top of any page.

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Basic software troubleshooting

Basic hardware troubleshooting