Every day throughout the Park Cities, people pack up their computers and travel to Starbucks and other locations to work. Mobile computing has become increasingly popular, but many don’t think to take the necessary precautions to protect the valuable data stored on their computer. Laptops especially see a tremendous amount of movement, between loading and unloading from cars, going in and out of the case, and opening and closing the laptop, with or without properly shutting down the device.
In my line of work, I know how devastated a person will be if they lost all their data in a hard drive crash. I have seen several executives lose their entire work history. Some we have been able to recover and some we have not. Backing up your computer files is vital. Think about it, when was the last time you backed up your computer? Was it last week? Was it a month ago? Last year? Never? What would you do if your data was lost?
Signs of hard drive failure include:
- Frequent Freezing: When the computer is on, the cursor fails to move and the keyboard strokes are unnoticed by the system. It is necessary to restart the computer before anything can be done.
- Disappearing Files: If you are not deleting your files, but they go missing, this is an early sign of hard drive failure. Over time, the problem will increase.
- Strange Noises: If your computer is making unusual mechanical noises such as grinding or thrashing sounds, it’s an indication of hard drive failure. Act quickly—the damage may not be done, but it’s headed that way fast.
- Slow File Access: Does it take your computer a lot of time to access, save or open files? If so, take this as a sign that your hard drive is failing.
- Blue Screen of Death: The Blue Screen of Death is the most obvious sign your hard drive will crash. If you see this, your hard drive is most likely on its way to failure.
- Your hard drive is susceptible to failure, plan for it.
- Prevent a disaster by having a back up plan in place
- Back up consistantly!
Computer Troubleshooters would be more than happy to help. We can make this process very easy for you, with a secure, safe and automatic back up plan.
6803 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205
214 363 6013
Fred Givhan, Owner