Leave your computer on for the
entire day even if it is only used in brief intervals.
Continually heating and cooling the circuits can lead
to problems, including data loss.
Memory upgrades are usually the
most cost-efficient way of increasing your computer`s
New viruses appear daily. Remember
to have your computer protected. Download all Microsoft
and anti-virus updates.
If your system appears to fail,
try to rule out operator and/or software errors before
you assume it is a hardware problem.
When the system is on but not
in use, lower the intensity of (or turn of) the monitor
(unless you have a screen blanking utility installed).
This will prolong the life of the monitor.
Static electricity is one of
the primary causes of data loss and errors. Use anti-static
mats under your computer desk and chair to reduce this
Always, always create a backup
- A DVD-ROM burner is one easy
way of creating a back-up for your data. Burn one
DVD a week. DVD cost only $ 0.50 are are way cheaper
than losing a week`s work. Keep the backup DVD in
a safe place away from the office.
- Alternatively, use the free
web space offered by your Internet provider to backup
and store a compressed copy of your data.
- Now that hard drive price
are so low, think of buying an external USB HD of
500 GB or a 4 or 16 GB USB key. At home to automate
your backup see Cobian backup. It's free.
- iDrive.com and DropBox.com
offer a free 2GB online backup space. Business can
buy more space.