8 Reasons Your PC Hates You

8 Reasons Your PC Hates You

8 things you are doing or not doing that may cause your PC to hate you.–PC Pitstop.

By Dave for PCTechBytes.com

“My computer hates me” is something I have heard countless times. There are reasons why your computer runs slow, crashes or just plain acts weird. Perhaps you’ve been neglecting it, or you’ve been unintentionally doing things that have been affecting its performance and security.

1. You’ve never created a disk image

Your computer hates you because you have no recovery strategy. You are under the impression the recovery partition on that old Dell or HP machine will save your bacon when you need to reinstall your Operating System. You’ve failed to consider what would happen if your hard drive crashed, rendering that recovery partition useless. Take the time to create your own image and store it on an external hard drive or separate internal drive for fast recovery in an emergency. Learn how to create a disk image here.

2. You never perform even the most basic preventative maintenance

Your computer hates you because it’s running hot. When was the last time you opened the computer case and blew out your fans? When was the last time you vacuumed around the floor where your PC is cooking? Hot computers run slow and ultimately fail. Consider cleaning up around your PC every six months or more to ensure it stays running cool.

3. It’s been ages since you’ve backed up

Your computer hates you because sectors are failing on its hard drive on an almost daily basis. Your hard drive will fail. It’s only a matter of when. Are your pictures, documents and favorites backed up to an external source? Consider getting a Network Attached Storage device like these.

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3 thoughts on “8 Reasons Your PC Hates You”

  1. Thank you. This was simple enough for a non-techie to understand. I feel comfortable to try making a disk image on my own.

  2. I use 2 backup hard drives taken from old PC's at the council recycling center. They are seagate so I use their backup software. I still get the occasional virus that is not detected.

    1. @John Walsh:

      I don’t backup my hard drive regularly, but I use dropbox to backup my important files, if my hard drive dies someday, I can access my important files from dropbox.

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