How To Fix A Crashed Computer

How To Fix A Crashed Computer

When your laptop crashed without warning, there are two possible scenarios that can happen. First, your machine could recover and reboot but you can lose all unsaved data. There is also no guarantee that the crash will not happen again so you are always in danger of losing data. Second, your laptop will never recover from the crash and there is a good chance that all data in your hard drive will be lost forever.

So whenever you notice a problem with your machine, it is always best to resolve the issue quickly. You face the risk of losing valuable data if you allow the crashes to continue. Here are the most immediate steps that you can do if you experience laptop crashes.

Run the chkdsk utility

If your machine is running on windows, then you can use the chkdsk utility on the laptop recovered from the crash. This utility will check your hard drives for errors. You can get a diagnosis from this utility and it can also fix errors.

To run the chkdsk utility, you can open the my computer folder on your desktop. Right click on your system drive, usually drive c and click properties which are located at the bottom of the drop down menu. The check disk utility can be found under the tools tab in the properties dialog box.

This tool will fix errors in your system drive that could be causing the crash. However, you have to take note that hardware problems cannot be detected by the chkdsk utility.

Bring your laptop to a service centre

If your laptop failed to recover or if the problem persists after performing a disk check, the only logical option is to bring your machine to a service centre. For fatal crashes, a data recovery service can greatly help you. Data stored in your drives can still be rescued by a competent data recovery service.

If you want to rescue the laptop, you can bring it to authorized service centres. Your machine could have hardware problems like faulty hard drive or bad ram which could cause frequent or fatal crashing.


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