When we release a computer or perform a formatting and installation from scratch Windows 7 everything goes smoothly, however, as time passes and we are installing new applications, changing settings or making changes to the configuration, problems begin to emerge. Some may be easy to solve, but others may not be easy to diagnose.
It is true that this perception can change according to the experience and knowledge of each user, but in any case, in certain situations and problems, many people end up taking the computer somewhere to have it repaired. Well, then we are going to show some tools that we can use in this type of situation and that can help us to diagnose the problem and avoid having to take the equipment to repair unless it is the only solution.
Programs to diagnose problems in Windows
CPU-Z: It is a small program that scans our system to check the hardware configuration internally. Very useful to avoid compatibilities problems if at some point we think about updating some of the components of our PC.
Undoubtedly, it’s a tool with which it is possible to make a quick and easy diagnosis of all the hardware of our team to know the health of all its components.
But it is also a very useful tool to know what hardware is exactly using our equipment, especially if we have built our computer by pieces and do not remember the components used, as well as to verify the hardware that a second-hand equipment has.
As in previous versions, Windows 10 also has a performance monitor, the only thing that is now available as an application. To access it, we just have to type in the search box of the Performance Monitor taskbar and launch the application.
This will open a window where we can see the percentage of use of the processor or the amount of CPU used, but you can add more counters such as the use of the disk, the energy used, the size of the paging file, the size of the index search and many others. Undoubtedly, it’s a tool that will help us diagnose any problem that is causing excessive consumption of resources and without the need to install any software.
Another tool that has been accompanying Windows from its Windows 7 – Vista version and that many users are unaware of its existence. To access it, we must go to the Control Panel – Security and maintenance and display the options within the Maintenance section. There will appear a link to see reliability history that when clicking on it will show us the Reliability Monitor.
There, we can see for a certain period of time the hardware and software problems that are affecting our system. It is possible to see a history of our team, estimate the stability of the system or even look for solutions to the problems reported.