Troubleshooting 6 Common Windows 10 Errors That Can Happen on Your PC

Windows 10 may be a relatively steady operating system or OS for your computer, yet it can still give you head fumes because of the errors that suddenly appear on your screen. These errors can significantly affect the computer’s performance and even hinder accomplishing your tasks. It’s even frustrating that you can’t find the accurate source of these issues.

Good thing that most of these errors are fixable without the assistance of technicians. This article can help you fix these six common errors that you may encounter on your Windows 10 OS computer to have a smooth working time with your PC finally.

Blue Screen of Death

Indeed the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD can be a very frustrating error. It usually happens when the OS encounters a STOP error, resulting in a forced restart of the system to prevent further problems.

BSOD is identified with a blue background on your screen with a ūüôĀ emoticon and Your PC ran into a problem‚Ķ with a STOP error code displayed. It causes your system to crash or freeze, but not all freezes can lead to BSOD. You can search about what to do when your computer freezes randomly if it happens without going BSOD.

The usual thing is that the most recent changes made right before the error happens might be the mastermind. To possibly fix this blue screen, you reboot your PC by its last right configuration through System Restore, or try rolling back the device driver.

You may also consider updating your OS and drivers to their latest updates to replace the old drivers and fill the missing crucial updates for your PC to work well. However, some Windows updates may seem buggy that can lead to blue screens. Uninstall these recent updates to get rid of the bugs. These options are under Advanced Options.

Black Screen

Black screen is annoying since you won’t see the codes or the messages on the screen that can help you start fixing. This can be due to the graphic drivers’ issues, compatibility problems during installing feature updates, a buggy Windows update, or a hardware-related problem.

Fixing this error varies. You can try restoring the Explorer by opening Task Manager > File > Run New Task > type explorer.exe. If it fails, run regedit > paste Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon to the address bar > set value to Shell and type explorer.exe.

For advanced fixing, set your PC to Safe Mode with Networking. Open Device Manager > expand Display adapters > right click and choose either Update driver if outdated or Uninstall driver if updates are buggy > Search automatically… or Browse my computer… if wrong drivers are installed and select the right drivers.

Other options are still possible. By going Safe Mode, open Apps and Features and uninstall the program included when sorting the apps into Install date. If it doesn’t work, open Advanced Options in Safe Mode > Go back to the previous version or System Restore.

Update Errors

Errors appearing on your PC frequently pop up while Windows Updates is running. Codes appear out of nowhere. Restarting your system can rid these error messages off, but that’s not always the case.

Troubleshooting update errors depends on different scenarios. But in general, you can try fixing it by opening Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update > Run troubleshooter. If it fails, repeat a few times or manually change the software distribution folder using Command Prompt, which can be strange for you. Please be guided and research.

Runtime Errors

Although runtime errors have numerous possible causes (an incompatibility of software, memory problems, malicious malware, or bugs), this can be pretty easy to fix. Open Task Manager > Processes > sort to Username > end the processes manually. If the error doesn’t reappear, update the incompatible program you’ve discovered.

Missing DLL files

DLL files are vital in opening the programs, containing numerous codes for the system to operate without conflicts even when multiple programs are running. Because Windows 10 works differently from the previous Windows OS, DLL file errors may start appearing.

Of course, DLL errors are fixable. Open System File Checker tool to replace the corrupted system files. You can also run DISM to fix the system image. If the error only appears to certain installed software, reinstall it. You may try copying DLL files from other systems and register those to your PC. But a safe option is to download the Windows 10 files from Microsoft.

Apps Don’t Work After Updating

There are times that problems in opening newly installed apps after updating your system happen. To get this fixed, re-download the apps from Windows Store by deleting the damaged apps and reinstall them with new ones.


There are still more, and some may be complicated errors that can appear on your Windows 10 PC. The thing is, when you encounter these, consider taking your intensive research on fixing those. If everything is complicated, you must call technicians for assistance to prevent further damage to your PC.