Even though Windows is the most popular operating system all over the world, it encounters many errors like Blue screen, missing DLL files etc. It is more likely that when an issue occurs Windows recognize the problem and give you an error message but sometimes it's really hard to cope with these type of errors. Hence, in this post I will focus on the 5 most common Windows errors with their solutions.
Every once in a while Windows users face an error message called 'not a valid Win32 Application'. This Windows OS issue occurs when users try to open a program or file having .exe extension. There may be many reasons for occurrence of the error like trying to open a 64-bit program on 32-bit Windows version, one of the program's file is missing, Virus/malware infection, or file is not compatible with the installed Windows operating system. In such case, users are required to run System File Checker to recover missing system files.
In many instances Windows operating system displays BSOD (Blue screen of death) with blue screen error codes. This blue screen occurs when Windows OS encounters critical error which forces Windows to stop so as to avoid crash to the system. This blue screen requires restart since it is the only option users are left with. The main cause for BSOD is hardware/ driver issue and this common Windows problem can be resolved by analyzing the BSOD error codes. Besides, users can run Check Disk utility to repair disk related errors which in turn resolve the most common windows errors BSOD.
One of the most common Windows errors is DLL missing or DLL not found while starting an application, the error prevents you from running a particular program. Dynamic link libraries (DLL) contains code that can be used by other programs at the same time. This Windows OS issue is caused by various reasons including corrupt DLL file, malware injection, or hardware malfunction. This error can be resolved by running System File Checker (sfc.exe) in command prompt which will repair all system files.
Every user is familiar with unresponsive Windows which halts system in the middle and make users wait until it becomes responsive again. This is another most common Windows errors that causes non responding application and freezing of the system for a while. There can be many reasons behind the issue that includes virus infection, hardware or driver malfunction. Unresponsive programs can be resolved by removing the program from task manager (open task manager via Ctrl+Shift+Esc).
While upgrading Windows to its higher version, it is more likely that it will require reinstalling and restoring previous version over and over again. There may be several causes that lead to the upgrading issues like disk space is insufficient, upgrading to 64-bit version from 32-bit, or corrupt installation media. To resolve the problem when upgrading Windows 10 or any higher version users make sure that system has minimum required disk space and while installing verify the .ISO file.
However, all these common windows errors can cause data loss even if errors have been resolved. Most of the Windows problem occur because of corrupt hard disk. Some data are so highly damaged that even Windows inbuilt utility Check disk fails to repair them. Besides, if files and folders have been permanently deleted then backup is the only option to get back lost data. The solution to recover lost/deleted/corrupt files is using Windows data recovery tool which quickly restore all lost data.