Does everyone hate a broken computer? In the digital age, our entire lives rely on a functioning hard-drive, so it’s important to keep yours healthy.
Use these three tips to keep your hard-drive functioning and prevent costly computer repairs.
3 Tips to Prevent the Need for Hard-Drive Computer Repairs
Avoid Bogging Down the System
With the efficiency and speed of today’s computers, it’s easy to multitask. However, it can cause lagging in your hard drive and completely overload the system. You can prevent this by only keeping open the applications you’re currently using.
When you only close the app window, the program is still running in the background, so be sure to go into the program and click “Close” when you’re done using something. You can also prevent system overload by limiting the number of programs that automatically start running in the background when you turn on your computer.
Keep a Tidy Space
Another way to prevent costly computer repairs is to keep your system clean and tidy. Avoid bogging down your hard drive with files and applications you don’t need. Go through your entire system every few months and delete old, non-important files and uninstall applications you no longer use. Also, remember to empty out your trash folder, or your deleted files will still be taking up space on your computer. Finally, clean your cache. One of the natural results of browsing the Internet is dozens of cookies being placed on your computer.
Always Have a Backup
One of the most costly computer repairs occurs when a hard-drive crashes in attempting to locate and save the files on the hard-drive. You can avoid such an expensive disaster by backing up your data to the cloud, an external hard-drive or both. This tip will also help keep your hard-drive clean.
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