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Solving Common Computer Errors

Solving Common Computer Errors

It is quite common for computer users to encounter troublesome computer errors.  But it can be very frustrating if these errors occur while you are trying to finish important work. Errors can occur at any time and may force you to stop all your work and try to resolve them.

There are many kinds of computer errors. Quite of few of these errors are resolved when you restart your PC, however, there are some that require you to perform some steps to either work around the situation or resolve them. For example, error 1311 data1.cab may occur when you attempt to install Adobe Acrobat on your computer. This error usually occurs if there is a problem with your CD/DV disk or drive, the installation files of Acrobat software are compressed, or antivirus program on your computer is preventing the installation from completing. To resolve this problem, you may have to check your CD/DVD disk or drive for problems or decompress the installation files before performing the installation. You may also copy the setup folder on your hard disk and then perform the installation. If your antivirus software is preventing the installation from taking place, disable it, install the software, and then re-enable your antivirus tool.

Many times, computer errors occur if you have third-party firewalls such as ZoneAlarm (vsmon.exe) installed on your computer. These firewalls may prevent some essential services from starting up on the system and may also prevent essential Windows updates from downloading and installing themselves. In this case, to resolve the error, you may either have to disable or remove firewall to fix the problem.

If computer errors, such as runtime errors, and rundll errors, start appearing suddenly, it may indicate that your computer is infected with some kind of malware program, such as virus or Trojan. If this happens, you must immediately update your antivirus tool and perform a thorough full-system scan of your computer. You may also try to search on the Internet for the error message that is appearing. Doing this, may lead you to a tool that is specifically designed to remove the virus that has infected your computer. If you find a tool, you must download and run it to clean all malicious registry entries and files added by the virus. While doing this, you must be sure that you download the virus removal tool from a trusted Web site.

If your PC starts getting slower over time, it might indicate that the Windows registry and the system hard disk are cluttered and fragmented. To prevent problems in the registry, you need to regularly scan and clean all unwanted junk from it. Also, it is recommended that you defrag it on a regular basis to maintain a contagious and compact registry. Because the structure of the registry is complex, it is not very easy to perform these tasks using the Windows Registry Editor. This is the reason why, it is recommended that you use a user-friendly and trust-worthy, third-party registry repair tool for the purpose.

To clean up unwanted data accumulated on the hard disk, you may use the Disk Cleanup tool. This tool helps you perform tasks, such as compact old system files, clear temporary files, and delete unwanted program setup files. You may also use the Add or Remove Programs utility or a good third-party program uninstaller to uninstall unwanted programs. Lastly, you must use the Disk Defragmenter tool to consolidate all the fragmented files located on your hard disk and restore its contiguity.