Now, when you are using your laptop for doing something important and it gives an error message, no need to panic. All you got to do is to write down the error message, which also should include any code numbers. Next, you need to write down as much as you remember about what you were doing on the computer just before the message appears. Now, if you have just loaded or executed a particular command, this may cause the issue. Another thing you need to focus on is the number of programs running at the moment. Before you call Windows tech support for answers, try troubleshooting yourself.
First, you need to look for an indication of the source of the message. Now, do you really see the name of a particular piece of software or software maker in the note? Then, is the note just informational.
The operating system displays some error messages that can provide some assistance for repairing the problem. In case you have a laptop that is connected to the internet, you can click on the button that takes you to a web page offering some suggestions for fixing the issue.
If the laptop has stopped, you may have one tipoff that is the dreaded fatal error message. You can try restarting the laptop by clicking a button in the message or you can force a power-off or a restart by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del simultaneously and then select Shut Down, these should work. If all these solutions don’t work, you can just turn off the power to the laptop, which is obviously a last resort.
In case the laptop restarts and works for a while, and then you will see the message reappears. You can consult your notes and see whether this was a recurrence of the same sequence of events that caused the failure before.
You can sign on to the internet — on another laptop in case necessary — and get the Windows support. In case of third-party software problem, you can go to the support section of that manufacturer’s web site and then look for a solution.
In case you need to narrow down the cause of the issue to a particular program, you can consider uninstalling or updating the program as a solution. Most times the above solutions work. If none of the attempts of rectifying the problem was successful, you can call Windows tech support, you will get the answer for sure. Try the steps mentioned in the article.