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By Alan Luber

What may you do if the hard disk containing a year's worthy of monetary facts and your marriage ceremony photographs by surprise stops operating? What may you do if net hackers run off together with your bank card numbers and rack up a number of thousand money in 1-900 calls? most folks by no means even remotely contemplate the potential for a working laptop or computer catastrophe, yet as an alternative take it without any consideration that their machine will constantly paintings. necessarily, catastrophe moves in a number of kinds, from mess ups to hackers, fires, floods, or even easy human mistakes. computer worry issue: the final word computing device catastrophe Prevention advisor is the 1st defensive line in maintaining secure from those all-too-real occasions. This booklet presents non-technical desktop clients having the ability to hinder desktop mess ups anyplace attainable, and the power to get over unavoidable failures speedy, simply, and completely.

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You will likely receive an error message stating Unable to Access Drive C: when this happens. If applications that have been working without any problems suddenly start behaving improperly and your computer locks up frequently, you might be on the verge of a computer disaster. Microsoft Windows comes with a utility called ScanDisk that can help you determine whether your hard disk is going bad. ScanDisk will run automatically when you restart your computer after an abnormal shutdown—for example, a shutdown caused by a blue screen of death.

Compatibility with Each Other The suite of products had to play well together; that is, they couldn’t conflict with each other and cause blue screens of death or other problems. For example, I eliminated one product from consideration—a file backup tool—because it did not play well with Roxio’s Easy CD Creator, another product recommended in PC Windows 95 is not addressed in PC Fear Factor because Microsoft no longer supports it. Windows 2000 and Windows NT are not addressed in PC Fear Factor because these operating systems are not geared toward home users.

Even Bill Gates is not immune, having encountered a blue screen of death at the Comdex trade show in 1998 during a demonstration of Windows 98. ) To the best of my knowledge, nobody knows who first coined this now too familiar term. The blue screen of death always occurs without warning and at the worst possible time (you should see the look on Bill Gates’ face in the video). You’re working on your computer, and suddenly, for no explicable reason, your entire screen turns a shade of shocking blue and an error message is displayed in white print on the blue background.

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