One of my hobbies is photography. After I get a bunch of great pictures, I go to my computer and start editing them to see if I can touch them up to look even better. Most times, this is a great process and works wonders. However, sometimes I run into some snags…
As anybody who has used a computer for awhile knows, you can sometimes run into error messages at the most inopportune times. Well, that’s what I’m talking about with a snag!
I’m minding my own business doing some photo editing, and the next thing I know, my computer is locking up, slowing down, and freezing. Then I start noticing error windows showing and I have no idea why!
I had Photoshop open and a couple other programs, but nothing crazy. I know that having a lot of applications open at once can cause memory overload and slow down your computer. Anyways, the message I saw was related to dwm.exe, supposedly a system file that helps manage various windows so you can see what you’re doing.
After searching online a bit, I saw this video – it does a good job at quickly explaining more about the file so I don’t have to go into detail here
To give you a bit of an idea, though, the video explains that the Dwm file is probably safe and isn’t known to be a virus. If you want, this website is a great place to learn more about how to fix dwm.exe errors as well as a bunch of other helpful info.
The other important thing I learned today, is that you need to take care of these errors quickly. Since Microsoft Windows (or any operating system) is SO interconnected, any error on your computer can result in a variety of other errors. And THAT is a HUGE pain, especially when they keep causing additional errors. One of the other files I started getting errors with was the Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (csrss.exe). The csrss process (along with the dwm one) are some of the most important processes on your computer! These are responsible for a variety of functions allowing you to do a bunch of different tasks on your system. Without having these files functioning properly, you will definitely run into problems. If you encounter problems with the csrss.exe file, make sure you read how to fix csrss.exe errors too.
A lot of people talk about using a different operating system (instead of Microsoft Windows) to alleviate these problems. Other options you could use would be iOS or Linux systems. While Macintosh is known to be user-friendly, Linux systems are generally more user-intensive.
Hopefully I can get all these issues resolved so I can resume my hobbies and get back to photography, photo editing, and deal less with fixing computer issues.
With the great summer weather coming through the midwest, I’m excited to be outside and enjoying the weather instead of stuck inside working to fix my computer. Maybe it would be easier to just use a free image app on my phone to avoid these issues in the future. I’ll let you know what I decide.
Have a great day!