It is understandable that computers are quite complex and even succeed in intimidating people who do not understand how they operate.
While the computer can be used for a variety of functions, it only responds to user instructions and does not perform any operations on its own.
The most common operating system used by people across the globe is Microsoft Windows.
If you ever browse the main drive on which the operating system is installed, you will find a folder called Windows. Inside this folder are the files required for regular functioning on your computer. One of the most important components is the System32 folder – the heart of the computer.
The System32 folder, as the name indicates, contains critical system files which when deleted could hamper the normal operations of the computer. Either when the system files are deleted or when they are corrupted, the system may stop working and even responding to user key presses, generating System32 errors.
If you do not know your way around computers, it is better not to interfere with the System32 folder. Typically, any changes you make to different applications in your computer like installing a new application, uninstalling applications or even downloading files, these changes are reflected in the System32 folder.
Since every change in the system results in a change in the System32 folder, it is necessary to safeguard your system from viruses and malware. If any of the files in the critical folders are corrupted, it will definitely result in a System32 error which may necessitate anything from a mere full virus scan schedule to a complete reinstallation of the operating system.
If, at any point of time, you find that Windows is running slower than usual and processes are taking more time to respond, you should execute a system performance check. Further, it is always best to have critical system files hidden so that you do not accidentally make changes to a file or delete one.
If you are bothered by the constant blue screens and popup windows saying “System32 error”, you should restart the system and press F8 during computer boot. This takes you to a boot menu from where you can select “Boot with Last known good configuration”.
It should take care of minor problems and changes made to single or multiple files in the System32 folder. If this does not work, you might need the Windows CD or a System Repair software kit to restore your computer to working condition.