Many businesses are looking for ways to be more productive and having a smooth running computer is a great way to increase productivity. This requires a little computer maintenance Conway to be done on a regular basis.
Simple computer maintenance tips
Unless your computer completely freezes up and you have no other choice, don’t turn off your computer by unplugging it while programs are still running. Severing the power supply to your computer can easily result in damage to the hard drive and a loss of your data.
An easy to do computer maintenance tip is to always have your computer plugged into an uninterrupted power supply (UPS.) A good UPS will ensure that you have time to properly shut down your computer in the event of a power outage. It can also protect your computer from fluctuations in voltage.
If you do have a system crash and your computer freezes up, try pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys at the same time. This will often reboot your computer and save the hard drive.
Conway computer maintenance should include the storage of your data. You should have an off-site copy of your computer that can easily be restored in the event of data loss. This is something you don’t want to put off for later. We have customers bring in their computers every day for repair they do not have a backup. They are sick when they learn that valuable information has been lost.
At least once a month you should run a defrag and a scan disk program. These are programs that come standard on your computer and will help to keep your hard drive clean of fragmented files. There are programs that will run these operations every time you turn on your computer. Give us a call for help in this area.
Never pull the plug out of your computer for a peripheral such as a printer will it is turned on and connected with the system. This can short out the motherboard.
Periodically blow out the inside of your computer to make sure that dust is not covering up the fan in the back of the computer. Dust will cause the computer to run hotter and cause components to wear out faster.
Always make sure your antivirus program is up to date. There are always new viruses that will attack your system no matter how careful you try to be.
To increase the speed of your computer try and keep as few programs as possible running at one time. Check what programs are set to run on startup and make sure they are really necessary.
No matter how careful you try to be there will come a time when you need your computer repaired. Give PcRx a call for all your service and repair needs.
408 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526