Common Windows 10 Problems – How to Fix Them

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

True, Microsoft works hard to make this happen the fewest times, but it is not 100% spared. One of the main reasons in the huge number of different PCs you have to deal with. And we must know that there are hundreds of millions of computers with different combinations of hardware of greater or lesser draft. That is why this firm, present in the vast majority of them, has certain operating problems at times.

In fact, it could be said that it is even logical and normal that they produce some failures or errors when working with Windows 10 in our team. Along these same lines, we are going to talk to you precisely about the most common and common problems that you are going to encounter on a day-to-day basis with Windows 10. These are the ones with the highest number of reports you have from users over the years operating system life.

The installation of the operating system

There are some users who already encounter problems from the first moment, that is, during the installation of the operating system. Therefore we can say that there are those who begin to glimpse failures here even before starting the equipment. In fact, these problems that we are talking about are found by those who have to update a one from an installed version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.

This is generally done this way so as not to lose the data on the PC, but it doesn’t always work well. We can try to do it from a physical support or a pen drive. Many stores also give us only the license number that accredits us as legal users of Windows 10. Therefore, to install it, we can download the ISO of the system from the Microsoft website. Then we can activate that copy with the license we have purchased, all with the media creation tool that you access from here.

Windows 10 startup failures

If we have managed to install the system without any problem, another problem that we can find is when starting the software as such. It is true that Windows 10 has a much more optimized boot system than Windows 7 and earlier versions, but it is not without potential problems either. Therefore, if the system boot does not finish or takes longer than normal, something is not working.

Remove programs from Start

This, despite its severity, is more common than it should be, and one of the possible causes could be that you have too many programs that start alongside the system. So some of these like antivirus or drivers are unavoidable, but others are completely unnecessary here. Therefore, one of the solutions that we propose in this case is to deactivate the programs that run at startup. We achieve this from the Task Manager, which we access with the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

administrator home

Here we go to the Start tab and keep only the necessary programs active. To deactivate the ones we don’t want, right-click on each of them and select Disable. This does not imply that they stop working, they will when we run them later and when we really need them.

Delays certain services

Many are also loaded at Windows startup system services, some basic ones that Windows won’t work without. But secondary services are also loaded that do not need to be active at all times. Therefore we can delay its execution for a few seconds, until the PC boots up completely.

This will make your computer take less time to start and avoid problems. To do this, use the Windows + X key combination and go to Computer Management. In the new window we display Services and applications and click on Services. In the Startup type section, we see those that start automatically with the system, so we right-click to customize its operation.

Windows Services

We right-click on one of the ones we want to delay and click on Properties. Now we can change its start-up and set it to Automatic (Delayed Start).

PC hangs or starts up

Even more serious is the possible failure of the computer to freeze, restart unexpectedly, or that when starting it shows a blue screen or BSOD. Here we must start the computer in safe mode to, on the screen that appears, select the Repair computer option.

Next, on the Choose an option screen, we opt for the proposal that is shown and that says Fix problems. Then we click on Home Repair.

safe start

With everything and with this, in this safe mode we also find some other useful utilities of interest for when we have problems with windows. We can uninstall the latest updates, open a command prompt window to run commands, or restore the system.

Problems with Windows updates

This is one of the biggest handicaps that Microsoft has encountered almost since the beginning of Windows 10, updates. No matter how many efforts the Redmond firm has been employing in this regard over the years, it cannot completely alleviate them. And it is something logical, as we discussed earlier.

As we told you, one of the most common bugs in Microsoft’s system is caused by Windows Update. This is the system Windows 10 updates and it usually occurs when trying to update the operating system. This is something that we will not be able to carry out, and as a result we will find a multitude of error codes. One of the possible solutions with the updates is found by opening the File Explorer. Here, in the window that appears, we go to the following path:


Here we can remove all files and folders containing that particular folder. After that we use the Win + X key combination and open a Command Prompt window with administrator permissions. Once we have it on the screen, we write the following commands pressing Enter after each one:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
rd /s /q %windir%SoftwareDistributionDownload
net start wuauserv
net start bits
wuauclt.exe /updatenow

Once we have done all this, we can try the update again to see if there are no problems now.

High consumption of RAM and CPU

There are still many users who, despite the years that Windows 10 has been with us, refuse to migrate from previous versions. For example Windows 7 no longer even receives support from the firm, but it has millions of users. One of the main reasons explained in this sense is the high consumption of RAM and of CPU. This is something that is especially evident on somewhat old or limited-spec PCs.

Well, if this happens, it can cause the computer to run much slower, affecting all installed applications. As you can imagine, in this regard we can make several decisions to try to alleviate the problem. First of all, if we have an old PC, we must try to avoid certain high-performance programs that take all the resources. Here we refer to certain latest generation games, video editing programs, design with photos in High Definition, etc.

In the same way, we recommend that you thoroughly scan the PC in search of any possible malware. And is that many of these viruses and malicious codes seriously affect the consumption of computer resources, negatively, of course. That is why right off the bat we can find, for no apparent reason, that Windows 10 is consuming 100% of the computer’s RAM and CPU. This is something that we can solve by using Windows Defender, for example, the antivirus of the system. With everything and with this, we can also use any other third-party security solution.

Windows defender general

Windows 10 does not come out of hibernation

It is very possible that many of you already know with the passage of time and use of Windows, that the hibernation state is an excellent solution. This allows us to save a good amount of time as well as battery if we are not going to use your equipment for a while. In the event that we intend to use it again later after that time and at the same point where we left it, the hibernation it is perfect.

In addition, this exit from the hibernation state occurs almost instantaneously, just move the mouse a little or press any key on the keyboard. But sometimes, as has been known many times, the hardware of some older computers can have problems here. These occur when we want to wake up the computer after using this hibernation method, forcing the user to press the power button. This causes us to lose all the files that we had not previously saved.

As a general rule, this is a problem that is usually related to the hardware of the equipment itself. At this point, one of the solutions that we can use in this regard, we can try to update the BIOS from the PC. This is something that we can also do with the motherboard drivers. But if we can’t solve it, another of the solutions that we can use is disabling hibernation in Windows 10. This is something we can do from the section of the power plans.

Power plan

Certain peripherals and components stop working

The PC as such is made up of a good number of hardware elements, some more important than others. It is evident that there are basic ones for the operation of the computer, such as the CPU, the GPU, the RAM memory, or the disk drives. But we cannot ignore others such as the screen, the keyboard, the mouse, the network card, the Bluetooth, etc.

But of course, whatever we talk about, problems start when any of these suddenly stop working. This is something that also occurs on more occasions than we would really like, so we must try to solve it as soon as possible. One of the most common reasons why these failures can occur with certain components is due to the drivers.

These are small pieces of software that make communication between hardware and Windows possible. Therefore, if any of them is damaged or has not been updated, it fails, which affects the device. Therefore, for to update these elements, we can use the Device Manager. We access this by right-clicking on the Start menu. Then we look for the input of the component with problems and click with the right mouse button to update the corresponding drivers.

Update driver

How to avoid problems in Windows 10

These are some of the most common Windows problems, but the truth is that we can find many more. The list would be almost endless, but what we can do is take certain precautions to help us in this regard. To say that some of these problems are unavoidable as they are Windows 10 bugs that appear unexpectedly.

But whatever kind they are, we have the possibility to reduce their appearance with some basic steps in Windows maintenance and thus avoid problems. One of the most important measures, although some are somewhat reluctant, is to keep Windows 10 always up to date. This can avoid a multitude of failures and problems of all kinds. You have to know that if after an update the computer suffers a failure, it is likely that your solution arrived in the same way, with another update.

We can also tell you that this is something that is extended to controllers or drivers that we talked about before. In the same way, it is interesting to keep all installed programs updated, both from their websites, and from the Microsoft Store. Likewise, it will never hurt to keep Windows Defender, or the antivirus that we use, up to date and scan the computer from time to time.