Computers have a significant part in our lives, no doubt on that, we use them for our work, at school, or just for fun. Everything is perfect just until the moment when you start experiencing all kinds of problems and glitches.

It'll take several weeks or months until you experience your first problem, whether it is related to your PC's hardware or to one of your software components – usually Windows. OK, with hardware problems, there isn't really much you can do, but take your PC to a repair shop and/or repair the defective parts. When it comes to your Windows, then this can be quite different.

I mean, whenever you experience any Windows error, for example a runtime error, which is a popular Windows error, then there are several ways to fix runtime errors. The easiest way is of course calling a PC repair expert, but it'll most probably be quite expensive, another way is asking for help from someone among your friends or family who "knows" how to repair these problems, and the last option is being able to handle Windows errors on your own.

Now, how can you tackle these problems on your own? The easiest way is of course searching the Web for information about the specific error that you experience. I would recommend visiting reputable forums – in many cases you'll be able to find solutions written by other (experienced) users, or alternatively you can post a quick question describing the problem(s) that you are having with your Windows. It is almost certain that within hours to several days that someone will be so kind to help you out and provide an answer to your question.

So, before you even think of calling a repair service, or asking for favors from friends, I warmly advise you to conduct a little research via the Web and try to pinpoint the source of your problem so you can later be able to fix it yourself.

However…at the same time be careful with what you are doing, unless you fully understand what you need to do, for example, if you need to "mess" with your Windows registry system in order to solve a problem, I would advise you not to do that – it can be risky and cause you even more damage. Bottom line – handle a problem when you fully understand exactly what is involved and what you need to do. Also, always keep a backup before you make a move, so if something goes wrong, you can always go one step back.