The Most common Windows Error Codes and their fixes

The Most common Windows Error Codes and their fixes
The Most common Windows Error Codes and their fixes

Windows error codes can be frustrating to trace and repair. The Microsoft Windows operating system runs nearly 98% of all the world’s computers.

And every year, it has become a routine that when a new version of windows gets on the market, it comes with its share of glitches and errors that need fixing.

Most of these error codes have patches that come with easy to follow explanations on how to fix them. However, some are very technical and require a visit to the computer store.

Below are some of the most common Windows error codes and their repair solutions.

1. Blue Screen of death (BSoD)

For many Windows users, you may experience the blue screen of death at least once or twice in your computers lifetime. The usual culprit for this error is recent hardware or software misconfiguration.  The most common fix is unplugging any new hardware then restarting the computer to see if there is a resolution. For software updates, start windows in safe mode and try to uninstall the new software.

2. Windows Update Error 0x80070057

This will typically occur when there is a problem during the windows automatic update. Usually, the update will fail, and or Windows will refuse to install updates, and the error pops up.

The most common solutions will be, renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder, editing Registry files, and replacing the damaged files.

3. DLL errors

A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) happens to be a shared file, which many programs use to perform certain functions. These files can sometimes fail to work because they have not been updated or don’t play well with others. The easiest solution to a DLL error is to try and update windows first. Updating will allow for all the software upgrades at once.

4. Security Certificate Errors

Security certificates are what keeps your computer secure when you visit websites on the internet. The security certificates are in a folder in your browser files.

If you visit a website that does not have an up to date security certificate, then you will receive an error that it is not secure.

The most common culprit is a time and date that is wildly off on your computer.

Before troubleshooting anything else, check to make sure you have the correct date and time showing on your computer.

5. Folder access denied errors

Sometimes you may try to click on a folder, and you get the error about denied permission. This error usually occurs when you are visiting windows core system files, and it is a precautionary measure.  Fixes include logging in as an administrator or asking the computer owner to give you administrator access if you are in as a guest.