When your IT grinds to a halt, so does your productivity. Crashes that affect any part of your system can force costly downtime, especially when they plague your team on a recurring basis. If you’ve been spending more time lately rebooting your computers or waiting for your connection to resume than getting your work done, our Austin business IT support specialists advise you to look at these possible reasons for your frustration.
Program incompatibilities - Not all software plays together harmoniously. Even a small incompatibility between a driver and an operating system, or between two concurrently-running programs, can confuse the computer enough to make it crash. If your trouble began shortly after you installed a new driver or application, you may need to reverse this “improvement.”
Power problems - A split-second’s power outage can cause one or all of your computers to crash, causing unsaved data to disappear in the process, unless you have attached reliable backup power devices. UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) devices will also regulate the flow of electricity, preventing surges and spikes that might damage your hardware.
Malware - Misconfigured security settings and/or user carelessness can make it easier for malware to invade your network. Some of these bugs and breaches can actually cause your computers or server to crash.
Dying devices - If your server or workstations tend to crash, they may have reached the end of their reliable lifespan. Faulty fan performance could be another culprit. When fans lose their ability to cool computers efficiently, the resulting heat buildup can lead to hard drive crashes and premature hardware death.
Our team at Gravity Systems can get to the bottom of your system’s crashing problem, whether it affects a single workstation or your entire network. Contact us today so we can get you back up and running smoothly.