Computer Tip of the Week ...
by: Katrina Blankenship
What You Should Do To Protect Your Hardware, Software and Data after the Technician Leaves.
Maintaining your computer equipment can help your system run smoothly and efficiently while saving you money in the future as well as preventing down - time. When you take delivery of computer equipment, everything is new and set to run error free at maximum performance. But there are lots of thi8ngs that will contribute to the degradation of your computer as time marches on.
Over time, hardware components get polluted with dust and dirt. During normal use, the machine may freeze up and must be rebooted. Sometimes faulty components are installed and have a shortened life span. There are certain things that can be done to prevent and minimize the contamination of your computer, and thus giving your computer a longer and error free life. You can protect the hardware and preserve the integrity of your data.
Listed below are some preventative maintenance tips that can protect your hardware, software and data.
Prevent dust and dirt build - up which can kill your computer!
Turn your computer off at the end of the day.
Keep your hard disk clean, which includes Scandisk, Defrag and clean up of temporary files.
Back up your data.
What happens when my system freezes up?
Have a back - up plan if you loose power.
Maintaining your computer will save you money in repairs and costly down - time.
|I have been teaching computer classes for adults since 1986. I started off teaching Word Perfect when I first graduated from High School at Buckingham Vocational Center. I was asked to come back each semester for 2 years. I taught Word Perfect, Lotus 1-2-3 and Introduction to Computers. In 1988, I began working at a local bank in Powhatan where I met my husband Curtis. I taught Word Perfect and Lotus to my co-workers as well as learned so much about proper customer service. In August of 1994, we opened the doors and now have almost 4000 customers.|
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