Computers crashing can be one of the most frustrating things off to see the blue screen of death may be faced with undue delay and may be worse. Prevention is certainly better than cure will discover how to prevent crashes happening in the first place which may save you a lot of time and frustration.
1) Make sure you keep a note of how much memory have or RAM and you know exactly how big your hard drive is. The system actually uses some hard drive space as memory. Basically don’t want too many programs at once will system can overload and crashes start to take place. One way to make sure you aren’t using too much memory or CPU is by hitting ctrl-alt-delete and the
same time. This starts “Task Manager”. You can then decide how many simultaneous processes you can run, based on the amount of physical memory you have available.
2) Make sure you check your disk space and you have enough left. Sometimes if your screen freezes it may be an indication that you are running out of disk space. If you go to computer on your desktop and click on your C: Drive it will tell you how much space on your hard drive. You need at least 500 meg storage space free on your hard drive for your computer to run without
3) Make sure you have anti-virus software on your computer and make sure it is updated regularly there is plenty of free anti-virus that’s some software you have to pay a subscription usually a year. Virus threats change on a daily basis so make sure the virus definition updated daily.
4) On a side note you should always back up your files are software such as partition Magic ghost where you can copy files onto other partition or copy the entire image of your hard drive onto another harddrive. Backups should
occur at least once a month. When working on important documents make sure that you have the program set on automatic save. You can set some programs to save every 10 mins like Word or Excel. So if the computer suddenly crashes you can quickly recover files on reboot.
5) It is very common operating systems need upgrading once in a while so for instance Microsoft will allow you to download patches to make the running of your computer smoother and prevent crashes.
6) Make sure you’re using the proper security settings for your PC. You need to ensure that nobody can access system settings or the registry apart from the administrator. This is because if some system settings are accidentally tampered with or hacked into, this can cause major problems.
7) Make sure you keep the drivers like the sound driver or the graphics drivers updated.
8) Make sure you keep your computer dust free especially around the CPU fan. You can prevent overheating by adding a hard drive fan or a chipset fan. Sometimes laptops can overheat therefore you can purchase laptop coolers that will prevent crashes if the laptop is switched on for a long period of time.
Author’s resource box: Bob is a freelance writer and software developer for http://www.qiqisoft.com.