Code Errors: Introduction

If you have worked on computers long enough, it is quite likely that you have been affected by troublesome computer errors. Computer errors may occur due to several reasons, some of which are quite small and displayed just to indicate that you are not doing things the right way, and some occur because something has gone wrong with the system. It is this second type of error that causes most of the problems.

Many computer errors display error messages on the screen when they occur. These error messages comprise error codes that help users in identifying the cause of the error and choose the appropriate method to deal with them. On a Windows PC, error codes may help you in identifying errors related to:

  • Problems with a hardware device or its device driver.
  • Problems with software programs and corrupt software files.
  • Invalid or incorrect user inputs.

For instance, code 10 error and code 39 error are driver errors that may occur due to problems with a hardware device connected to your PC. Similarly, run-time error 429 is a software error that is displayed to indicate problems with the automation server required by Microsoft Office applications to automate tasks usually performed from menus by opening these internal functions and COM objects.

At times, when a code-based stop error occurs on your PC, your system may perform a physical dump of the memory and display a blue screen—commonly referred to as the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD. This blue screen will comprise the error code and will provide you with some insight on the cause of the error. You must carefully note this message and use it to look for a resolution method on the Internet and fix the problems with your system. In fact, if you have the error code, you can start by looking up the Microsoft Support Website that is a large database of common Window-based problems encountered by users and their resolution methods.

Code Errors: Prevention

Do you know most computer errors can be easily prevented just by being a little vigilant and by performing some simple preventive maintenance tasks? Follow the tips listed here to ensure yourself an error-free high performance PC.

Tip 1: Do not open unsolicited Websites and e-mail attachments on the system—they may infect your PC with harmful malware.

Tip 2: Avoid downloading and installing freeware tools, games, and media files from unauthorized and unreliable sources.

Tip 3: Implement a firewall to block malicious external intrusions by hackers and spammers.

Tip 4: Install and regularly use antivirus and antispyware tools to prevent virus and spyware infections.

Tip 5: Use an efficient registry cleaner tool to perform regular registry scan and repair to maintain a problem-free optimized registry.

Tip 6: Use Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter tools to maintain an uncluttered and high performance hard disk.

Tip 7: Keep your system updated with the latest service packs, security releases and software patches.

Tip 8: Keep your work area and system—especially the internal hardware components—dust-free to prevent overheating and hardware damage.

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