Everything now-a -days is run on computers. Our banking is done online via our computers, home security is controlled via our smartphones or tablets, and even our electronic devices (televisions, etc) can be controlled by a single tap of a mouse. Think about all these important passwords to all your different accounts that are saved on your computer. Take a moment and think about what is on your computer; All the files, photos, videos, games, apps, etc. all living on one little device. Now, what if all these above mentioned items suddenly vanished from your life? Devastating to think about, isn’t it? 

In today’s technology-driven age where we are more inclined to make a Facebook album than an actual album, we need to make sure those baby photos are safe and sound considering they most likely will only live on our hard drive than our coffee table. With sites like iolo offering full-service computer help – from repair to backups to basic computer tips and tricks – there really is no excuse as to why your computer should ever crash (aside from it dropping into a pool or being left outside in the summer. 

How can you tell if your computer is about to crash? Look for this simple ailments to make a proper diagnosis: 

Take this time to give your computer a once-over and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is it running at the same pace as when you purchased it? All computers will slow down, but only to a certain extent.
  2. Have you backed up recently? Whether it’s to an external hard drive or in the cloud, back that thing up!
  3. Is it time for a new system? It might be wise to upgrade your system now before it becomes too late.

We tend to forget about things like a computer crashing when we have to worry about mortgages and jobs, but it is something that tends to get overlooked when it shouldn’t.

Spreadsheets housing budgets, videos from your daughter’s birthday, and important life insurance paperwork could all suddenly disappear before you can say, “external hard drive.”