Most people trust that their computer is properly secured from any dangerous attack that may cause serious damage. That trust could probably be better defined as wishful thinking because the majority of computer owners don’t take the necessary precautions to ensure their computers aren’t susceptible to potentially devastating, yet preventable, diseases. Rather than actually taking the steps to safeguard their hard drive they opt to bury their head in the sand and hope for the best.
Unfortunately that approach usually results in a painful lesson that could include a computer crash and the loss of all the files and documents that were stored on the hard drive.
What’s even more amazing about the number of preventable computer crashes is the fact that a computer gives plenty of warning signs that indicate a problem exists but they’re either not noticed or foolishly ignored.
One of the most obvious signs that a problem exists with the hard drive is a noticeable change in the computer’s reliability. For the most part a healthy computer is capable of carrying out requests and loading pages and applications in a quick manner but a computer that is showing signs of reliability issues will typically take longer to produce those same results. It is that slowdown that all computer owners should take notice of and quickly rectify.
This is because a slowdown in computer speed is often attributed to the computer disease known as fragmentation and when left untreated a hard drive crash is almost certain to follow.