Windows 11 23H2 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with many new AI features and improvements. Microsoft regularly drops Windows 11 updates to close Security vulnerabilities and bring the latest bug fixes. However, like any software, windows 11 still have some issues and bugs that may affect your user experience. You may encounter common issues that can range from frustrating blue screen errors to sluggish startups, windows 11 freezes, and unresponsive applications. These problems can be frustrating and affect your productivity and system performance. This article explorer how to fix some of the most common Windows 11 problems that users may encounter, such as:
– How to fix the Start menu not working
– How to fix the taskbar not showing icons
– How to fix the Wi-Fi not connecting
– How to fix the sound not working
– How to fix the screen flickering
Common Windows 11 problems and how to fix them
Some of the common Windows 11 problems include Blue Screen Errors. These sudden system crashes can be caused by various issues, including hardware conflicts or driver problems.
You may notice Windows 11 Freezes, Your system becomes unresponsive, leading to a frozen screen and halted operations. Some applications may stop responding, leaving you unable to perform necessary tasks.
Again Waiting for your computer to boot up can be frustrating, especially if it takes longer than usual. Problems with drivers for hardware components lead to malfunctions or instability.
Here are some straightforward troubleshooting steps you can apply to fix Windows 11 common problems after update.
First Create a Restore point
Before making any changes or apply troubleshooting steps, we recommend create a restore point first. This will be a good backup option and can be used to recover all your PC settings if anything goes wrong during the repair process.
- Press the Windows key + S, type create a restore point and select the best match results. Or you can Press the Windows key + R, type sysdm.cpl, and click ok to open the System Properties window.
- Navigate to the System Protection tab and select the drive where you want to store the restore points. Once selected, click on Configure.
- In the dialog box that appears, enable Turn on system protection. At the bottom, choose the amount of disk space you want to allocate for the restore point. Click on Apply and then on OK to save the changes.
- Now, click the Create button and assign a name to the restore point to easily identify it. Click the Create button again to initiate the creation of the restore point.
Use Windows 11 Troubleshooters
One of the easiest ways to fix common Windows 11 problems is to use the built-in troubleshooter. The troubleshooter can automatically detect and resolve various issues related to hardware, software, network, security, and more. Depending on your problem, you need to run the troubleshooter for it. For example, if you have problem with Windows update installation you need to run update troubleshooter, similarly, you can run Audio troubleshooter to fix sound problems or Network troubleshooter to fix internet or network connectivity problems.
The troubleshooter is a quick and automated way to identify and fix various system issues.
Press Windows key + I to open the settings app
Go to System then troubleshoot and click on Other troubleshooters.
- Here Choose the relevant troubleshooter based on the issue you’re facing, Click on Run and Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
Repair Windows 11 Files using SFC and DISM
System files play a crucial role in the proper functioning of Windows 11. They contain essential instructions and configurations that the operating system relies on for various tasks. If for some reason system files are corrupted or missing, can lead to various issues, including system crashes, application errors, and overall system instability. Built-in tools like System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Service and Management Tool (DISM) help repair system files and maintain a healthy and reliable operating system.
- Press the Windows key + S, type cmd and Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
- First Run sfc /scannow and wait for the scan to complete.
- Next, run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.
SFC checks and repairs corrupted system files, while DISM restores the Windows image, addressing issues that SFC alone may not fix.
In addition, run chkdsk /r C: to scan and fix disk drive errors and bad sectors.
Once the scanning is complete 100% restart your PC and check if this helps.
Update Windows 11
Windows updates often include patches and fixes for known issues, making your system more stable and secure. Microsoft regularly releases Windows updates bring the latest bug fixes, security patches, performance improvements, and new features for your PC.
- Open Settings and click on Windows Update.
- Click on Check for updates on the right pane.
- If there are any available updates, allow them to Download and install.
- Wait for the updates to download and install, Restart your PC when prompted.
Well if you are experiencing problems like system lag, crash, etc., after installing an update, you can roll back to the previous version or uninstall the latest update.
To uninstall the Windows 11 update:
- Open the control panel -> programs then Click the “View installed updates” option.
- Select the update to remove – for example, KB5029263 and Click the Uninstall button
Memory Diagnostic Tool
If you experience frequent blue screen errors, windows 11 freezing, or crashing issues, it may be due to faulty or incompatible memory modules. To check if your memory is working properly, you can use the Memory Diagnostic Tool. This tool can run a memory test and detect any errors or problems with your RAM.
The role of the Memory Diagnostic tool is to find & fix RAM related problems
- Open Start menu and type memory diagnostic.
- Click on Windows Memory Diagnostic from the search results.
- Choose either Restart now and check for problems or Check for problems the next time I start my computer.
- If you choose the first option, your PC will restart and run a memory test. If you choose the second option, your PC will run a memory test the next time you boot up.
- After the test is completed, you will see a report of any errors or problems with your memory.
Perform Startup Repair
If you are unable to boot into Windows 11 due to a startup problem, you can use the Startup Repair tool to fix it. The Startup Repair tool can automatically diagnose and repair common boot issues that may prevent Windows 11 from loading.
- Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Next to Advanced Startup, click Restart now.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair.
Startup Repair can fix issues preventing your computer from booting properly, such as corrupted boot files. It will attempt to resolve problems affecting the MBR and BCD stores.
Perform System Restore
If you encounter a problem with Windows 11 after installing a new program or making a system change, you can use System Restore to undo it. System Restore can restore your PC to a previous state when it was working fine. This can help you fix common Windows 11 problems without losing your files or data.
Restore points basically let you roll back Windows 11 to the date the restore point was created.
- Type “Create a restore point” in the Start menu and open the corresponding result.
- In the System Properties window, click on the System Restore button.
- Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and complete the process.
Reset windows using This PC feature
If none of the above methods work you should try factory reset Windows 11. Resetting your PC reinstalls Windows while letting you choose to keep or remove files, making it a comprehensive solution for persistent issues.
- Click on Windows 11 Search and select Settings.
- Go to System then Recovery and click Reset PC on the Reset this PC section.
- Choose whether to keep or remove your files and follow the on-screen instructions.
- That’s it! This is how you can repair Windows 11 by resetting your PC.
In addition, if you notice Wi-Fi not connecting, or disconnect frequently you should try to update the WiFi driver. Also, Open settings -> Network & Internet scroll down and click on Advanced network settings, and select Network reset.
To fix Flickering, blurry, or black Windows 11 screen you need to update or reinstall the Graphics driver on your PC.
No sound after Windows 11 update? Right-click the speaker icon on the bottom right and select ‘Open Volume Mixer.’ Here, make sure that the volume is raised high enough. Run the Windows 11 audio troubleshooter or update the audio driver.
If Windows 11 is slow or frequently freezes, Ensure the latest Windows updates are installed. Alternatively, open the Windows 11 Settings menu, select ‘Windows Update’, ‘Advanced Options’ and check for ‘Optional Updates’ there.
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