Technology

Published on August 7th, 2013 | by MoniqueJones18

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Common Computer Problems You Should Watch Out For

It wouldn’t be surprising if, like everybody else, your computer is like a best friend you hang out with every minute of the day. Computers have essentially become a vital part of our lives that they have either big or small participations in our daily routines—whether at work or at home. Many people use computers for a variety of purposes.

Some use them for doing reports, playing online and offline games, communicating with friends and family through VoIP services, online shopping and many other activities. Since computers are often used, they are very prone to wear and tear aside from the many other problems that you might encounter while using it. In reality, there are so many reasons why your computer is slowing down or takes a lifetime to load or why it just suddenly stops working altogether. In reality, it is very important to get to the root of it all in order to come up with the best solutions. Knowing what causes the problem will most probably lead you to the right solutions.

Your Hard Drive Fails.

This could be the worst thing that could happen to your computer. Viruses, wear and tear, sudden electrical surges—these are just some of the most common reasons why your hard drive may fail. Often times, computer users will be warned about an impending failure, just about before your hard drive shuts down through clicking sounds or pop ups. However, there are instances when they just die abruptly without any warning. This is the reason why it is imperative for computer users, especially those who store tons of files and documents on their computers to back up regularly. Keep another copy of your files in other places and devices like in an external hard drive or a flash drive. In most cases, hard drives that fail cannot be fixed and restored although there is a way for computer experts to know if it is still salvageable, which is through diagnostic tests.

Your Computer is Invaded by Malware.

Malware or malicious software is the root cause of many computer problems you might have encountered in the past. Computer users sometimes are notified through program errors and error messages whenever a malware is able to penetrate your system. This malicious software is acquired online while you are browsing websites. They come in many forms like spyware, adware, Trojans, rootkits, worms and many others. Whoever said that prevention is better than cure has probably experienced trouble caused by malware. So, instead of waiting for it to mess your system up and take your computer down, be proactive about it. Arm your computer with the best antivirus software you can find on the market. It will be the best cure you can ever have. If in case your computer has already been infected, all you have to do is bring it to a computer expert who can put you out of your misery by untangling the webs the malware has spun.

Your Computer is Working at a Snail’s Pace.

Millions of computer users deal with slow computers on a daily basis. It is the inescapable reality most of us have to deal with. And there are many reasons as to why your computer is slowing down, why the person on the other end of your video call comes across as robotic and choppy. Slow computers are one of the most common computer problems and they are probably the easiest to remedy, too. Sometimes, all you have to do is clean up. Delete all the files and programs you do not use and need. You de-clutter. In this way, a significant amount of weight will be taken off of your processor and will make it perform better and quicker.

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The author juggles being a wife to an engineer and a mother to a witty toddler. In her spare time, she involves herself in getting the word out about office phone systems. Find Monique on Google+.



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