My computer keeps freezing and crashing, what is causing this?

One of the most common questions we get is ” Why does my computer keep freezing and crashing?”. As we all know, today’s work environment relies almost completely on fast, functioning computer and technology infrastructure. Furthermore, as a general rule, better IT systems = smoother and more efficient running of your business.

If your computer is freezing and/or crashing, chances are, you’re losing money either through lost time. So this will generally lead to lost sales or poor customer experience. However, once you’ve ruled out the obvious culprits such as a virus, or the need to update your operating system. So you’re pretty much left with the need to get a technician to look at it. Mac users aren’t exempt, either. Then it’s essential to have your tech looked at periodically by a technician in order to ensure your device runs smoothly and to prevent data loss. Therefore, there are a lot of things that can cause your computer to freeze and crash but the easiest way to avoid all of them is regular maintenance of your computer and systems.

The Importance Of Regular Maintenance

We all believe our mechanic when he says to bring the car in every 20 000 k’s. Likewise, we rarely listen to our computer technicians when they suggest a regular maintenance schedule. Why is that?. In general, computers should be given a once over by a technician at least every 6 months. However, doing it quarterly is better in order to ensure that they are virus-free and operating at peak efficiency while also minimizing the chances of any system breakdowns.

The routine checkup that you need to conduct should cover the following:

  • Hardware
  • Software (including 3rd party software)
  • Security
  • Clean Up & Tune UP
  • Network
  • Data Backup
  • Other devices (printers, modems, etc)

For small to medium businesses and home business users, signing a service agreement with an onsite computer services firm will actually help save you money annually as the agreement should specify a number of scheduled on site visits to conduct routine maintenance and fix your computers at a competitive rate while also saving you time by keeping all your tech operating at peak performance.

If you would like IT Wifi to help you keep your business moving, ask us about with our competitive service agreement. Call us today on 1300 IT WIFI or contact us and let us help you make the most of your tech.