Computer crashes can be stress-inducing. While the Windows operating system has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years, your computer may still “crash” and shut down without warning, leaving nothing but a blank screen and the disquieting question of whether or not something important you’ve been working on has been erased forever.
Often, the culprit responsible for a crashed computer is not the operating system or the software. Instead, “hardware” such as the computer’s hard disk, CPU or even the power supply may fail. Sometimes, though, a computer virus can be to blame.
The end result is the same: your computer crashes, and important files, photos, and music collections can be lost, as well as software programs that can be expensive to replace.
Luckily, you can protect yourself by “backing up” your computer. Just by backing up your computer’s system files, it’s actually possible to restore your system to a specific point in time. Windows uses system files to run your computer to control software programs such as your word processor, internet browser, or photo manager. Over time, it’s possible for system files to become “corrupted” or damaged, and this can affect the stability of your PC as well.
So, to protect against hardware errors, viruses, and corrupted files, all of which can crash your computer, it’s a good idea to regularly backup your Windows system so you can restore it to how it was before it crashed. It’s also possible to set up multiple “restore” points.
It’s a computing “best practice” that applies to both professionals and home users alike. However, if this sounds complicated, why not give PC Tuneup Maestro a try?