In addition to the advice jgweed has provided, which I agree with BTW,
there is room for Trial & Error, too.
Best to keep track of what you do, or attempt to do.
Each step can be a clue.
If you succeed at any particular new trial,
then it gets easier to continue to test new ideas if you
have a habit of typing notes and filing them when you
set about trying out techniques.
If you fail, remember it's because it's a bleepingcomputer.
The steps that led up to the *gong* can be thought of as
signs pointing out what others need not do ...
or clues about what ultimately must be done that you can tell us about.
Chances are someone else set out to do that same thing or a similar one.
The exact message Windows/the program displayed?
A difference at booting up?
A new file in some location it wasn't in before?
Its how we learn.