Oh No, you just experienced a Computer Crash, what do you do next ?
First take a deep breath.
Most of the time its not a true issue but rather a transient problem.
When its a major true issue you will need to find professional help.
However once you are back up and running lets talk about things you can start doing moving forward.
These simple steps help you to avoid costly computer issues.
Do you Turn off your Computer Regularly ?
The longer you run your computer the more programs it has run since the last power down.
Programs use computer memory as well as the part of memory that the CPU or the core brain of your computer.
These include things like the CPU Stack and other parts of the computer that allow the CPU to run properly.
As more and more programs run the steps being taken by the CPU become more complicated.
We are impatient people and often when the computer takes more time to react to what we want we are unable to wait.
You push buttons and click mice.
We even reset stuff and part way thru it all reset again.
These steps can introduce errors in critical CPU operational area’s.
They are not permanent but you do get more and more the longer you run the computer without powering it down.
The lesson here is power down the computer.
Do it regularly.
How long is too long ?
Get into the habit of powering up the computer on Monday and power it down at the latest on Friday.
This will eliminate a huge Quantity of errors and micro issues.
You absolutely will reduce the quantity of computer crash you get.
Do you stack papers and other stuff on the computer ?
The modern computer uses a lot of electricity.
Consuming this electricity and running the computer chips generates a lot of heat.
Everything inside you computer has a limit on how hot each piece can get.
If you go above this things start going sideways.
Because of computers tiny size it is very difficult for them to remove that heat.
If you stack paper and books and plates on your computer it is like adding insulation.
It keeps more and more heat inside the computer.
The computer cannot handle this and it absolutely will cause issues.
Your computer will crash and possible even cause physical damage.
Physical damage at the very lease requires parts to be replaced and worst case the entire computer.
It also can cause the loss of all your data if the hard drive completely fails.
Read our Main Article on Recovering Lost Files to understand your options and limitations.