Keeping an Eye on System Stability

It doesn’t matter how fast your computer can run, if it keeps freezing every few minutes. Likewise, it doesn’t matter how many Gigahertz your PC might be rated for, if it keeps crashing, locking up, or spontaneously rebooting while you’re trying to work (or play).

We computer users like to load our systems with plenty of goodies such as:

  • Network cards
  • Sound cards
  • Firewire cards
  • Video-editing cards
  • SCSI cards
  • CD Burners
  • Graphics cards
  • RAID cards
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Webcams for video-conferencing
  • Modems, etc.

And the list goes on…

And we like to fill our systems with lots of software programs. The problem is that each new software program, and each new component, increases the potential for a quirky compatibility glitch.

Everyone’s system is different. We have different hardware, and we install different software. And if we have the same software, we’re likely to configure it differently than someone else. All of which means our systems are unique, and therefore our problems, too, are likely to be unique.

Indeed, every new thing we attempt to do with our PC, and each new program that we launch (multitasking), increases the chance of generating a quirky compatibility glitch.

As you might imagine, hardware & software manufacturers are not motivated to share this with us. Can you blame them? They would rather focus our attention on the benefits of purchasing and installing their products.

You may feel as I once did: that every new piece of hardware and software program that you install, should work perfectly, from the moment you install it. And you’d be correct: they should work perfectly.

In an ideal world, it wouldn’t matter how much hardware or software we load .. or how many different programs we launch concurrently. But unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. And you don’t have to use a PC for very long to know that things don’t always work the way they should!

Since you and I don’t run a stripped-down, benchmarking rig, nor do we launch a single program at a time, it shouldn’t surprise us when our systems experience quirky stability glitches after installing the very same component or software that a software reviewer tested problem-free.

If you have only a basic system configuration, with a few, basic programs installed, for things such as email, word processing and surfing the ‘Net, you’re unlikely to be plagued by the quirky compatibility glitches I’m talking about.

But if you’re reading this, you’re probably someone who tries to extract maximum utility (fun) from your PC, and who attempts more sophisticated endeavors such as video-editing, audio-recording, 3D animation and you’ve probably already discovered that each new endeavor introduces its own set of problems.

I’ve found that, if you eliminated the major sources of these problems, you have a better chance of running a stable system. This is where a program like Reimage really helps. I have written about Reimage in the past, but I think it is good to mention it again. Reimage will help you to eliminate PC crashes and freezes caused by missing system files. The Reimage program scans, diagnoses, then repairs your damaged PC with powerful technology that not only fixes your Windows Operating System – it reverses the damage already done with a full database of replacement files.

It is really a well-designed product that could be an important tool to have in your PC ‘Repair Kit”! Try a free scan today!