While tons of people get frustrated with their computers, the reality is, you cannot live without them. As such, here is a quick post about easy ways to fix some of the troubling error messages you get on your computer, specifically with Microsoft Windows.
First, it’s important to understand that your computer has a variety of files on it that are required for everything to function properly. These files come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types. Some of the most important files are EXE files. These are also called executable files. They are responsible for starting processes, programs, applications, installations, and a bunch of other things on your machine. Without these files, programs wouldn’t be able to boot correctly. For you to run Microsoft Word on your computer, the shortcut (probably on your desktop or in your quick start area), is triggering the Microsoft Word application EXE file to launch.
Why does that matter? Well, EXE files are some of the most common to get damaged or become corrupt and get errors. These can occur whether you have a virus scanning program installed or not. In fact, some of the virus scanning programs (like Symantec – parent company of Norton AntiVirus) can trigger or have these errors too.
In fact, one of the files associated with the Norton AntiVirus application, ccsvchst.exe, has been shown to cause errors for some users. On some forums and other PC help sites, users claim the ccsvchst.exe file is using upwards of 99% CPU and causing a number of other issues.
What experts suggest for users getting errors with this file is to first restart your system and run any necessary scan(s) you have. Even though this file is associated with Norton, it doesn’t mean you aren’t experiencing a virus or other malware.
One of the easiest and quickest way to fix MOST computer errors is to simply restart your system. For complex errors, this probably won’t do much, but for a lot of the errors, slowness, and other basic problems, a simple reboot can make a world of difference.
Instead of freaking out and worrying about your computer, save all your documents, restart your system, and see if that helps. Plus, this may also trigger updates to be downloaded and installed (which may have been the cause in the first place!)
Another uncommon fix for your computer errors is to make sure you keep it updated (as written above). So many people leave their computers on for days, weeks, and even months at a time. This doesn’t allow the files to properly install and sync with your registry. Be sure to reboot your computer frequently enough so RAM can be reset as well.
Hopefully these basic tricks will help you next time you run into a snag with any Windows errors.