You may feel panic and even despairing when coming across unexpected computer crashes, which can destroy your data. In this article, 5 effective approaches will be introduced.
Due to the fact that computer crashes can occur without any omens, we should make a regular and consistent backup to protect our precious data. For example, to safeguard our emails in Outlook, we should back up our PST files, such that we can recover Outlook PST email easily after unanticipated computer crashes. Plus, it is vitally essential to learn some tips to resolve the crashes. Here are 5 useful tricks.
1. Check All the Physical Connections
Provided that your computer stops working when you are transferring or moving files, there are great chances that physical connections may be to blame, such as a loose cable in a desktop computer. Also, if you are using a laptop computer, if the battery isn’t installed well, your computer may loss power suddenly. Therefore, you should calm down and check all the connections.
2. Restart the Computer and Write down the Error Information
In addition, it is suggested to restart your computer, in that sometimes the issues can be resolved by the reboot. So if you meet computer crash unexpectedly, why don’t you have a try to restart it? Of course, your computer may still go on strike after rebooting. But at this point, you should take a note about the error message, what you are doing when it crashes, and which programs are running before it crashes and so on. All of the information will be helpful for future recovery.
3. Reboot in Safe Mode/Last Known Good Configuration
Safe mode is a good built-in feature in computers. More often than not, it will be able to help you regain access to your system and to start with minimal functions enabled. For example, if you are working on Windows operating system, you can restart the computer, and press F8 key button to get the Boot menu, in which you can select Safe Mode. Moreover, in the Boot menu, you can see the “Last Known Configuration” option. It can start your computer using the most recent working versions of the Windows.
4. System Restore
Like “Safe Mode” and “Last Known Good Configuration”, “System Restore” is a free and built-in feature in Windows. It can help users to restore the computer operating system to a specific point. But it demands you to set a system restore point when the computer is in good condition. You can go to “Start Menu” and type “create a system restore point” in the search box. In the popup dialog box, you can create the point. Thereby, when your computer crashes, restart it in safe mode and then try to restore the system from a point in “Control Panel”.
5. Contact Recovery Professionals
Assuming that the above methods cannot rescue your computer, it is high time to resort to the recovery professionals. It is suggested that you shouldn’t use DIY recovery software without specialized assistance, which may lead to worse cases. Therefore, to protect your computer as well as its internal data, you had better contact the relevant experts.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including repair SQL Server data error and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com