Software errors show up in many ways. It may just be simply a program not working, the system crashing when a program is used, the system failing to start or the a Stop Error (nicknamed a BSoD or Blue Screen of Death).
Software errors have a number of causes:-
• A virus infection
• A Windows Operating System error
• An Application Program which has become corrupt
• A Registry Corruption
• A Start Up Utility error
• A hardware problem
Hardware problems are usually highlighted by the machine not working at all, running very slowly or an Application Program not working properly.
Hardware problems have a number of common causes:-
• A Hard Disk failing
• The Main Memory failing
• Components damaged by a voltage surge
• Components damaged by overheating
• A corrupt BIOS (may be caused by the battery failing)
• Power Supply failure
• Motherboard failure
Most Application Software have a range of parameters associated with them. This can range from measurements in inches or centimetres, the default language / dictionary used through to the way the application starts and the first screen displayed. It may well be that the program was working correctly until an update; trying to get back to the original settings have just make the situation worse.
This type of problem may not stop a program from working but getting it to work the way you want can be difficult without knowing where to look and the terminology used by each software vendor. FITEC Consultants can help with our extensive knowledge of application software and the way various manufacturers identify the various parameters.
GET THE SOFTWARE WORKING YOUR WAY ---
--- NOT THE WAY THE MANUFACTURERS THINK YOU SHOULD WORK