So the big chill is upon us and it’s time to make sure you have your bad weather plan all worked out, shovel in the car and a wheelbarrow of salt. We hope that wherever you are this week you stay safe and warm.
But what happens if your IT suffers the big freeze? When you type away at the keyboard, frantically move your mouse around… but nothing happens.
It is a common assumption that viruses will cause your computer to freeze however this is extremely rare – in fact, almost never the case. Usually the main causes are hard disk failures, RAM (memory) issues, motherboard failure, overheating components and hardware driver issues.
Our Operations Manager Siôn Griffith explains:
[alert-orange]“Unless you can diagnose these issues yourself you should get a freezing system in to one of our repair centres as soon as possible. If you continue to use the system it could end up worse – most commonly, data loss. Unfortunately the longer you leave it the worse it could get, as data becomes harder to recover and can cause issues to spread throughout the system.”[/alert-orange]
In short, get it to us as soon as possible – we don’t send out the huskies but we will be the emergency service for PCs.