Causes of Data Loss
A computer crash occurs when a computer stops working as a result of any software or hardware failure. A crash makes the computer unusable, either because it is “frozen” (still powered on, but not responsive) or has the computer has turned off completely and will not operate. Any computing device, such as a smartphone, tablet, game console, or even an automobile has the potential to crash since they all have both hardware and software that are required to keep them functioning. As a quick refresher, the software includes your operating system and programs (or apps) installed on your computer, while hardware includes the physical parts of your computer, such as the processor, memory, hard drive, etc..
Computer viruses are actually small programs that have the ability to replicate themselves and then spread throughout your system in many ways. This is usually done without a user’s knowledge. After a Virus has infected a system, it will usually trigger itself in some sort of fashion. It can launch annoying pop-up windows that repeatedly place messages on the screen or It can deny the user access to data files and even change user system configuration settings. In advanced stages of infection, a virus can cause major damage to a system as it can corrupt files and render them unreadable. It can even start deleting files as well.
(See our blog on virus infections and prevention)
Laptops and mobile devices are sensitive and are easily damaged if dropped or have drinks spilled on them. Computers also are susceptible to damage from the cause such as fire, water or electrical faults or surges. These are just but a few examples of how computers can be physically damaged
Laptops and mobile devices are sought after by thieves and cannot always be kept secure whilst traveling or at public venues. Computers can also be stolen at home during the home invasion.
These are the most common reasons for data loss and why one needs to save data
Saving data to a separate location makes far more sense, and can be easily done if you have an external hard drive, or a large-capacity pen drive /stick(flash disk) to back up onto.
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