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5 Benefits of Data Backup

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As far as the security of vital information goes, it’s important that business owners take necessary steps to make sure that the data is backed up on a regular basis. Unfortunately, just half of the businesses make sure that their data is backed up on a routine basis. At times, the professionals are not experienced enough to carry out the data backup process.

The sad part is that disasters don’t give warnings before making a strike. As a matter of fact, dropping a hard drive by mistake can ruin a well established business. Irrespective of the kind of tragedy your business may suffer from, you should take steps to make sure your data is in good hands. Given below are 5 benefits of data backup for your business.

Higher Reliability

According to IT experts, the biggest benefit of data backup is the reliability it offers. The beauty of the system is that the backup process can be carried out on a daily basis without any problem and that the process is fully automated. Aside from this, you can get access to your files instantly, as the data is stored on a cloud server. So, you don’t have to wait for your files to be resent to you.

Easy Set-Up

At first, you may feel that creating a backup of your data is a hard nut to crack, but once you have got an understanding of the process, you will be able to do it with a few clicks. All you have to do is get the system ready and enable the automation feature. Once you have done that, rest assured that your data is safe and backed-up on a regular basis.

Reduced workload

It can take a lot of time to manually back up files. The manual process requires the services of at least one professional. On the other hand, remote data backup is automated, so you don’t need to worry about creating a backup of the files and then storing them on a DVD or USB drive. So, the whole process saves you a great deal of time.

Greater Security

In remote data backup, the data is stored in a safe location. So, the information is in good hands at all times. Usually, the security is increased through some advanced encryption systems. They are used on both software and hardware level. As a result, there is almost no chance of anyone breaking into the system. Your data will be safe from hackers as well.

Saves Money

For a moment, just think about the equipment required in order to create a backup of your business files. Aside from the equipment cost, you will also spend a good deal of money to buy space for the equipment installation. And if you own a lot of computers with plenty of data, the cost of the equipment and space requirement will be very high. So, opting for cloud storage can save you plenty of money.

So, these are 5 benefits of data backup for your business. Create the backup of your files to ensure the long life of your business.

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Why Does My Computer Crash Randomly? Solutions to Computer Crashing

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Does your computer crash randomly? Do you know why? Do you know a few remedies to the problem? A computer crash occurs when an application or hardware component malfunctions. In most cases, an application ceases to work properly, producing an error, or the system shuts down/restarts, presenting you with an error message after the system fully boots up. Occasionally full system crashes occur when a critical component of the operating system ceases to operate.

In rare situations, the application/system crash occurs when the user attempts to run more than one application at the same time, overburdening the system.

Below I give a variety of solutions that you can attempt when your computer keeps crashing. Try as many as you need.

1) Use a Registry Scanner

Sometimes random system crashing would be due to the operating system’s faulty registry. Manually fixing the registry is next to impossible due to complexities of that specific component. That is why I highly recommend that you use registry cleaner software.

2) Repair Your Drivers

Your computer could be crashing because of the outcome of an improperly installed driver or file corruption due to bad sectors on your hard drive.

It can be difficult to find out the exact driver that is causing the computer to crash. So the most reliable solution is to try to reinstall all of the common system drivers such as, Motherboard, Graphics and Sound Card drivers.

3) Run a Repair Installation

If your computer does not have a brand name, you need to run a repair installation with an original operating system installation disc.

If you don’t have the original windows CD, you can use the Windows repair tool called Reimage, which is capable of repairing the operating system and also any errors.

4) Clear Off the Dust

There may be an accumulation of dust within the system case which may be the reason why your computer is crashing. The RAM (Random Access Memory) is liable to overheating due to the buildup of dust. So it is important that you clear off the dust using a small vacuum cleaner or compressed air.

5) Check Wiring of Hardware Cables

Your computer may be crashing because of improper wiring. So turn off the computer and make sure all systems cables are adequately connected into the right positions and then boot up the computer.

6) Use System Restore

In some cases faulty hardware drivers or installation of corrupt applications will result in computer crashing. This is the time when you use System Restore as a tool to undo recent changes to your computer system.

7) Change Your Power Supply

The power supply gives life to your computer, powering every device. Overtime the efficiency of your power supply will begin to falter. So it is best in that case to go for top brands of power supplies such as, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, Enermax or XFX as the lower brands tend to have low efficiency ratings.

Summing up, the above methods are some of the ways to take action to prevent your computer from crashing continuously.


Why Does My Computer Take So Long to Boot Up?

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Are you in front of that computer monitor staring at the hourglass icon that has been up on your screen for five minutes? You have to check your e-mail before you go to work, but your computer is taking forever to boot. You keep asking yourself in frustration, “Why does my computer take so long to boot up?” With the knowledge of why this happens, you can easily prevent it and make booting up as easy as waking up yourself… well that may vary. Regardless of your hard rive size, RAM, or whatever, there is usually one main issue that causes your computer to boot slow.

When you install a new program, it likes to believe it is important so it puts itself in your start up folder. This makes it turn on when your computer starts up. When you get several of these, Windows is so over burdened with programs that it is super slow.

First and foremost, you must go into the Start Menu, select Run, type in “msconfig” (without the quotes), which will bring up the System Utility Configuration. Select the Start-up Tab and deselect any programs that aren’t needed upon start-up. If you are unsure about a certain program, then leave it. This will greatly enhance your boot up speed as your computer is not struggling to get multiple programs started before the desktop screen even appears.

Once you have done this you can try deleting old programs that you don’t use anymore by going to your Control Panel and selecting Add/Remove Programs. I just did that to my computer and noticed that I had an old video game installed that was taking up 300 MBs and I haven’t used it in over 6 months!

Lastly, once you have done all of this, run a Disk Defragmenter to put all of the files that naturally get spread out over time back together. To do this, right click on My Computer, Properties, Tools, Defragment.

Restart and notice the amazing change in boot up speed.

If you are still experiencing problems and are still asking, “Why Does My Computer Take so Long To Boot Up?” then I would go a step further and run a virus scan on your computer to make sure that there are no malicious files present.