When you buy a computer, you must have the aspiration of using it for several years. Once the computer fails, what you will loss is not only the PC itself but also the data stored in it. So in this article, we will tell you 4 important steps to extend your PC’s life.
Actually, before thinking about how to extend your computer’s life, you’d better make a consistent and up-to-date backup for your data. It will come in handy when you suffer a serious drive failure or computer crash. For instance, to avoid Outlook data corruption or loss, you can make a backup for Outlook data.
Without a doubt, purchasing a computer is a multi-year investment. If a computer, which was bought a few days or months ago, goes on strike suddenly, no one can readily withstand it. In such a case, someone may consider upgrading hardware or installing a new solid state drive. But to be honest, it’s our daily misbehaviors that reduce the computer’s life. Hence, as long as we pay attention to our daily operations and follow the 4 steps below, we can prolong our PC life easily.
Step 1: Protect Your Computer against Power Failures
A computer contains many sensitive circuits and components. All of them cannot stand up any fluctuations in power, no matter sudden power surges or outages. Both of them will be able to put strong stress on the PC. At best, the PC just shut down suddenly. But at worst, your computer components will be destroyed permanently. Thus, it is recommended that you should invest in a surge protector and an uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
Step 2: Keep Your Computer Hard Drive in a Good Health
When suffering power failures, your PC will shut down improperly. If this kind of cases frequently occurs, the hard drive in the PC will get damaged readily due to various errors and bad sectors. In such a situation, your computer operating systems can become instable, your data will get broken and even your computer will be unable to boot up any longer. Therefore, it is essential for us to keep tabs on the hard drive’s health. We can make use of built-in scandisk tool to diagnose the drive regularly.
Step 3: Keep Virus and Malware Far Away from Your Computer
As we all know, viruses and malware have become an inevitable threat to our PC and data. They can encrypt your system or data, such that you will be unable to access them unless you pay a certain ransom. Or they can attack your hard drive, such that you have to start over from scratch. Anyway, you will have to pay a lot of money and energy to recover your data and PC. Then, why not invest in a reliable security suite, like firewall, antivirus programs and so on?
Step 4: Keep Your Computer Cool and Clean
The last but not least step is that you have to keep your computer cool and clean. If your PC gets overheated, it will break down definitely. So put your PC in good ventilation and ensure that the fan in it can work properly. Moreover, with time going on, the PC interior must contain a pile of dust. You ought to clean them thoroughly on a regular basis. Otherwise, your computer will perform slowly and completely fail in the end.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair SQL mdf damage and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com