Computer crash is entirely a nightmare for almost everyone. Data stored in it will get in danger. Now this article will introduce 5 signs that a computer is going to crash and offer effective solutions.
To avoid data loss due to computer crash, the best approach is to keep a regular data backup. It will facilitate data recovery when the computer data is gone. For example, as long as you back up your Outlook data, even though computer crash and all of them have vanished, you still can recover Outlook PST data just through the backups. In addition to data backups, you should also learn how to detect whether a computer will crash, such that you can take some effective solutions to block it and minimize data loss. Here are 5 common signs of computer crash.
1. Blue Screen of Death
There is no doubt that the most obvious sign is “Blue Screen of Death”. At times, you even won’t be able to see the blue screen in that the computer may have shut off directly. They usually happen when your system suffers from severe hardware or software issues.
A common hardware issue is hardware conflict. As a rule, it manifests that two components on your computer are trying to use the same resources or undertake the same task. Of course, not all the hardware conflicts can make computer to crash. But most of them can lead to Blue Screen of Death. Actually, to check if there is a hardware conflict, you can go to “Control Panel” and open “Device Manager”. The hardware with a conflict will be shown with a yellow exclamation point. Under this circumstance, you ought to re-install drivers for malfunctioning hardware or attempt to disable one.
2. Occasional File Corruptions
A typical sign that a computer is about to crash is that some files occasionally get corrupted for unknown reasons. For example, you fail to open a frequently used file. Sometimes, you may also receive a related error message.
To be honest, multiple factors can cause this trouble. The top two culprits may be virus and failing hard drives. Therefore, first of all, you had better ensure your antivirus software is working normally and is up-to-date. Then launch it to scan all the files on your computer. After assuring no virus, you can proceed to check issues related to hard drive, which will be a little bit knotty.
3. Poor Performance
It’s believed that many computers users have been subject a lot to computer poor performance, including working slowly, not responding and so on. Equally, it can be caused by a great amount of reasons. But in fact, more often than not, the main one is because you’ve installed too much software installed on the PC, regardless of whether it is useful or useless. In this scenario, your computer will definitely perform poorly.
Hence, it is imperative to clear up the needless software. If it doesn’t make effects in that your case is especially terrible, it is suggested to re-install the operating system. Nevertheless, if the issue persists, then hard drive may be to blame.
4. Booting Failures
Perhaps your computer always stop suddenly when botting and then reboot by itself. Or some errors show up when you boot your computer. And at times, for Windows operating system, it may be able to start normally after some whiles. But all of them have suggested that something has gone wrong, like a failing hard drive or corrupted operating system.
In this situation, depending on the two root causes, you will need to replace the hard drive or re-install your computer operating system. But you should bear in mind that both of them will destroy the data on your computer. Thus make sure your data has been backed up.
5. Unusual Noises from Hard Drive or System Fan
If you hear clicking or other grinding noises when using your computer, it is very likely that the failing hard drive is the culprit. As you know, a hard drive consists of platter, heads and spindle motor. One common type of mechanical failures is the heads getting direct contact with the platter, finally destroying your data.
Also, unusual sounds can also come from the system fan, which is responsible for cooling down your computer system. If the fans make extremely loud sounds, it usually indicates that there is too much dust on the fan. If you didn’t take actions to clear dust, your processor will be overheating. In the end, your computer will crash.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair mdf error and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com