Category: Computers

The nightmare scenario is familiar to many people: You are sitting at your computer surfing the Internet or working on a document, when out of know where, your computer blue screen crashes and leaves you out in the cold. At first, you worry about losing all of your data files, documents, photos and so on. If this type of issue becomes a reoccurring problem at some point you may begin to wonder if your PC is too “old" to continue to fix and economics are playing in . Is it time to take the plunge and get new hardware?


Symptoms to look for

There are several signs that could spell trouble for your equipment: Your computer is running very slowly and it takes forever to boot, open files, send emails and there are strange sounds coming from it. If your computer is overheating the result could be severe problems that may cause permanent damage to your computer. Be wary of spyware, malware and viruses, which can considerably slow down your computer and make it malfunction. If you are getting persistent operating system errors. Sudden power outages or brown outs can also cause damage.

Steps to take

We recommend steps to resolve your computer glitches. First, contact us so we can run a system scan on your computer. It may be that your computer is running fine but just can’t handle what you’re trying to do. Adding memory resources to the computer can help. Even if you meet minimum requirements for the software you are running, your computer will still run slowly if you don’t meet the recommended requirements. If you are too behind in technology, it may be time to invest in to new equipment. Software advances rapidly while hardware can stay the same for years. The software requires more resources the hardware cannot provide therefore your computer performs poorly while it struggles to multitask. We advise you to watch out for unusual noises coming from your computer. Frequently, this spells trouble for a hard drive, at which time you may want to consider having us to back-up your computers data if it isn't involved with a automated back-up process already. The average lifespan of a computer is approximately 4 years.

Precautionary measures

By taking precautionary measures, you can keep your computer healthy for a long time to come. First, you can prevent spyware, malware and viruses from infecting your computer by investing in a good anti-virus program and having it continuously updated. The greatest danger that viruses and malware cause is usually the ability to steal your identity or other pertinent information. Second, updates and maintenance on your computer operating system should be performed regularly by a AuthorITy technician and if you are not already on a AuthorITy Care Maintenance Plan inquire to us for more information on how our care plans protect your investment and save you money in the long run. Third, stay clear of clicking on suspicious links you may see on the internet or receive via e-mail, which may result in you compromising your security.

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