Friday, May 11, 2012

Why Does Your Computer Crash or Fail?

What are some reasons why computers crash and hard drives fail? There can be many reasons, some of which are outlined below.
1. Due to viruses.
This is one of the most common causes of computers crashing and data getting lost. Whenever you purchase a laptop or a computer, if the seller doesn't already install an antivirus for you, they usually will recommend that you purchase a good one. You also need to update this software to protect your computer and your data from hackers, who attempt to steal your personal data and use it to make illegal purchases or even worse. Viruses can take over your computer and steal your bandwidth.
2. Overheating.
Desktop computers and laptops usually have built-in electric fans to help keep the system and machine stay cool, avoiding overheating. However, there are instances that commonly happen where these electric fans malfunction, therefore, causing it not to function properly, that it may not even work anymore. Computers need cool air to run, this is essential. Make sure your computer case is well ventilated. Also, clean out the dust at least once a year from inside the case. This can help reduce heat and make sure your hardware is running in good operating condition.
3. Malicious software.
In the technology world, not only viruses exist. There are various kinds of software nowadays that contain not only viruses, but also Trojans, malware, worms, adware and so many more. Be careful what you download. These programs can cause hard drives to fail and data loss to occur. 

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