What to do if your computer gives you trouble? -Part 2

Often we face trouble with our computer and it’s accessories. What if we can fix this computer trouble by ourselves without having to call an expert? Yes, we can fix our computer easily with some troubleshooting steps that you can perform on your computers and secondary devices.  You can refer to the computer and monitor’s troubleshooting steps separately here.

What to do if the mouse is working intermittently?

  1. Users who have an optical-mechanical mouse experience intermittent issues with the mouse most of the time. This behavior is caused if the mouse is not clean or is dirty. If you’ve cleaned the mouse and continue to encounter issues and this mouse has worked in the past fine unfortunately your mouse is likely defective.
  2. One additional test that can be done is by connecting the mouse to another computer. Otherwise, we suggest replacing the mouse.

What to do if the wheels on the mouse aren’t working properly?

  1. If you’re running any version of Microsoft Windows and are encountering issues with the mouse wheel, first attempt to adjust the mouse settings through the Mouse Properties window.
  2. The mouse setting window can be accessed by opening the Control Panel and double-clicking the Mouse icon.

How to fix a slow computer?

  1. Uninstall unused programs.
  2. Delete temporary files.
  3. Install a solid-state drive.
  4. Increase the hard drive storage
  5. Stop unnecessary startups
  6. Increase RAM
  7. Run a disk defragmentation
  8. Run a disk clean-up

What to do if the touchpad is not working?

  1. If your touchpad isn’t working, it may be a result of a missing or out-of-date driver.
  2. On Start, search for Device Manager, and select it from the list of results. Under Mice and other pointing devices, select your touchpad, open it, select the Driver tab, and select Update Driver. If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, look for one on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions.
  3. If those steps didn’t work, try uninstalling your touchpad driver: open Device Manager, right-click (or press and hold) the touchpad driver, and select Uninstall. Restart your device and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.

What to do if the cd drive is not working on the laptop?

  1. If the CD-ROM works in Safe Mode but not in normal Windows, a running program is causing the issue, or the drivers are corrupt. Open Device Manager, highlight and remove the CD-ROM by pressing the delete key. After deleting the CD-ROM, reboot the computer. Windows should then detect the CD-ROM and reinstall it.

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