Hard drive crash prevention and recovery tips

Hard drive crash prevention and recovery tips

hard drive in our computers right now stores all of our data, and our computer could not function without it. There would be no World Wide Web, email or even an operating system without hard drives. Since hard drives are so important, a hard drive crash is without a doubt the biggest problem that someone could face on their computer.

Hard drive crashes can happen for many reasons, and usually the owner is not to blame. One reason your hard drive can crash is because of a hard ware problem. See your hard drive is a magnetic disc that spins and has an extended arm hovering over it, to access any area, and collect the data. If the motor overheats and stops spinning or the arm fails to function, then your hard drive will crash and not be accessible at all.
Another way for your hard drive to crash is from corrupt system files, registry files and viruses. Viruses come in many forms as spy ware, ad ware, in emails and many other places all over the web. I recommend a good virus protection program.
Now let’s say your hard drive has crashed, how do you determine the problem and can it be fixed? Well determining whether the hard drive crash is mechanical of software related is actually pretty easy. The flashing light on front of your computer case, that blinks when the computer is busy, is a good tool to determine the problem. If you see the LED light flashing, but the computer will not boot up, then most likely it is a software related problem, which means an operating system glitch or a virus of some sort.
Lucky for you this usually can be fixed and all of your files can be saved, but I recommend only letting a professional try and fix it since the average person might find it to difficult unless they have experience in formatting hard drives.
Worst case scenario is if you don’t see the LED light flashing in the front of your computer case, this means your hard drive has not activity which basically means it is a mechanical problem. A mechanical problem in your hard drive can be fixed, but I imagine it is pretty expensive. It is cheaper to get a new hard drive then to fix it, but of course if you have important data stored on the broken hard drive that you must get back, then you really have no choice but to have a professional fix it. You local computer store should have the expertise to repair it, but if not just ask them who can.
I should point out also though, that advanced hardware and software standards in today’s hard drives tell you when your drive is about to crash and gives you time to back up your important files.
Overall, the best way to stop your hard drive from crashing is to not neglect it and take care of it. The most important care tip is to make sure you defragment your hard drive at least once a month. Your operating system should come with a defragmenting program that is easy to use. Performing a defragment on your hard drive basically takes your data and organizes it into more convenient places so that the mechanical arm can access data faster and with the least amount of movement.
Of course the best way to save you a headache if a hard drive crash happens is to back up your data regularly. Data loss is the reason a hard drive crash is so hurtful, so if you back up your data daily or whenever you work on it, then if a crash happens you will have no sweat on your back. especially if the data is business related.

How to care for your pc battery

Ever wondered, should my laptop stay plugged in or not?

How to care for your PC battery

 

1.You Cant Overcharge the Laptops Battery
Most laptops today use lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries. Overcharging Li-ion batteries is not a problem and does not affect the battery life span. These batteries can be charged 300 to 500 times, and they have an internal circuit to stop the charging process at full charge. The control system prevents overcharging, which can cause the lithium ion battery toEver overheat and potentially burn. This is why the Li-ion batteries are more expensive. The only way for the Li-ion battery to overcharge is if the charging system malfunctions, and then the battery will heat up while in the charger. If you don’t plan to use your laptop for long period of time, you can extend the life of your lithium ion laptop battery by storing it with a 50 percent charge. A fully discharged battery left for a long period of time will lose its charging capacity. Fully charged batteries discharge when they are left unused, and will lose effectiveness. This is why it is recommended to discharge a Li-ion battery until it is almost out before shutting down. Running a Li-ion battery down completely will diminish capacity. Keep the battery in a cool place and do not store your computer for a long period of time while it is fully charged.
Theres no way to overcharge these batteries. When you get to 100% charge and leave your laptop plugged in, the charger will stop charging the battery. The laptop will just run directly off the power cable. After the battery discharges a bit, the charger will kick into gear again and top the battery off. Theres no risk of damaging the battery by charging it over its capacity.

The perfect all in one printer for your home or office

What if I told you there is a printer that has a low start-up cost, great image/photo printing capability,
light and easy to maintain, that can help you print more (lower cost per page with faster print speed)

May I introduce you to HP OFFICEJET PRO 8720 PRINTER

 

 

 

 

The perfect all-in-one printer for the home or office

A reliable, versatile printer is an absolute must for any business or office.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer lets you print, copy, scan, and fax your work with incredible speed
and ease. Considering the level at which this printer can perform so many tasks, it comes at an incredible value.

A variety of impressive capabilities and specs

    • Fax important documents to clients like never before with unrivaled speeds: an incredible 4 seconds per
      page in color.
    • If you lose power, or anything goes wrong in the middle of a large faxing order, the printer’s memory is
      capable of storing up to 100 pages, so you won’t have to start the job all over.
    • The superfast two-sided printing capabilities of the HP OfficeJet 8720 will keep you from standing around
      waiting when you’re printing large projects.
    • Save up to 50% more than you would with a laser printer with the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720. It produces laser
      quality pages without the high cost of ink thanks to the sophisticated HP Thermal Inkjet technology that
      it implements.

Hardware you can count on

    • With 600 MHz processor speed, the HP OfficeJet 8720 moves with maximum efficiency so that you can print
      what you need, without having to wait around.HP_OfficeJet_Pro_8720
    • Never run out of paper in the middle of a large printing project again with the automatic paper sensor.
      As soon as you start running low, a notification pops up on the display screen, letting you know to refill paper
      trays.
    • And if you need more space for paper, you’ve got the option of an additional paper tray.
    • The HP OfficeJet 8720 also comes with 256MB memory so you won’t have to worry about overloading your printer
      with too many projects at once.

Print securely from anywhere

  • One of the best features of HP OfficeJet printers is the ability to print from a mobile device anywhere without
    having to connect to the same network as your printer.
  • Optional HP JetAdvantage Security Manager can take the hassle out of managing your documents so print jobs are
    easy and safe.

Lenovo new

Combining the versatility of a tablet with the raw power of a laptop, the Yoga 720 is a convertible that can do it all. The highlight of this 2-in-1 device is its 13.3-inch Full-HD display, complete with 10-point multitouch support. With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it’s ideal for enjoying immersive games, binge-watching Netflix and more. What’s most impressive is that the lid of the laptop can rotate a full 360-degrees, instantly transforming it into a tablet. The touchscreen display supports Windows Ink workspace and can work with a variety of styli. Continue reading Lenovo new

Best Convertible (2-in-1): Lenovo Yoga 720

Combining the versatility of a tablet with the raw power of a laptop, the Yoga 720 is a convertible that can do it all. The highlight of this 2-in-1 device is its 13.3-inch Full-HD display, complete with 10-point multitouch support. With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it’s ideal for enjoying immersive games, binge-watching Netflix and more. What’s most impressive is that the lid of the laptop can rotate a full 360-degrees, instantly transforming it into a tablet. The touchscreen display supports Windows Ink workspace and can work with a variety of styli. Continue reading Best Convertible (2-in-1): Lenovo Yoga 720