Control Panel Tool
The next tool is in the "Control Panel." Open it by Navigating to "Control Panel," then "System and Security," and selecting “Troubleshoot common computer problems" under the "Action Center" heading.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in this window, click the "View all" option from the left pane.
The screenshot to the right displays all of the options available from within Windows.
Alongside these built-in tools are the usual preventative measures that any computer user should be undertaking. Installing antivirus software is essential for all users without exception. There are many subscription and free options out there that run perfectly well with Windows 7 so there is no excuse! Firewall software is also a requisite for any PC that is online, even for a few minutes at a time. The built-in firewall is adequate but it would be folly to put all your eggs in one basket. Again, there are plenty of options available, paid and free.
Ensuring your device drivers are fully up to date is the last troubleshooting tip we are going to cover here. Windows includes as many default drivers as it can. They won’t all be the perfect drivers for your hardware, but will generally allow them some basic functionality. Discrepancies between the hardware and drivers are a major source of problems with any PC. Ensuring you have the correct driver versions for each piece of hardware is a big step in the direction of hassle free PC use. Keeping these drivers up to date will reduce the amount of problems you experience and ensure you get the most out of your computer system.