Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:18 PM
There are many causes of computer problems, but it is easy to point to some of the major ones.
First, there can be hardware problems; just like a car, for example, parts can wear out, or a newly installed part doesn't "fit" or doesn't work. Second, the software, both operating system and applications, that make the computer do what we want, is very complex and subject to varying amounts of instability over time with repeated usage, updating, and moving around. Thirdly, human error in correctly using the many complex applications, or not doing the kind of routine maintenance needed to keep the computer running properly (like a changing the oil in the car), is a major cause of problems. Lastly, problems will arise if the computer is unprotected from malware.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.