One of the most common computer complaints is that ‘my computer has crashed’. Everyone knows what a crash is. The operating system just freezes and sometimes, you end up with a blank screen or a blue screen. The bottom line is that the computer stops working and you cannot do anything about it, how many ever times you try to restart it or reset it. The general consensus is that computer crashes occur because of a software glitch, which is partly true. But there are several steps that you can undertake to ensure that you prevent a computer crash as far as possible.

Regularly Deleting Junk Files

One of the reasons for a computer crash is overload. When the OS has too many files to process, most of them junk, the system crashes. You can prevent this by ridding your computer of junk files regularly. You can look for a tool on the internet that can do this for you. There is effective freeware that you can download for this.

Cleaning Cookies on your Computer

Cookies are the files that websites use to improve the user experience and keep a track of your preferences. With internet being used on such a regular basis and the large number of sites you visit, there might be thousands of cookies on your computer. For those of you who have disabled cookies altogether, this issue won’t crop up. But for the others, you have to clean the cookies regularly to improve your system’s health.

Overloading the System

Nowadays, there are so many applications running in tandem that sometimes even the high-end processor cannot bear the load. With time, the load gets too much for the processor and the system crashes. You can avoid this by running only the applications that you want. Try to tweak the system boot settings so that you can load only the applications that are essential initially.

Don’t Stuff the Hard Disk

Another fatal mistake people do is to overstuff their hard disk. Just because you have 1 TB of space doesn’t mean you have to fill up every byte. Ideally, try to keep at least a gigabyte of space free on your hard disk.

OS Upgrade

OS vendors release regular updates that improve the performance of the system. It is recommended that you apply these patches on a regular basis. This will make sure that bugs in the OS, if any, are patched up or fixed.