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Is everything ok with my computer?

Warning Signs of a Computer or Server that needs attention

Here are some of the most common issues you are likely to face with your computers and servers that aren't functioning as they should.

Signs and Symptoms of a Computer or Server that might need some investigation

Computers does not stop working overnight. There will be some warning signs along the way that things are not quite right.

Computer/server is slow, freezes or crashes (these are the most obvious ones)

  • You are not able do something you were able to do before
  • You are noticing an unusual amount of pop-up windows
  • You managed to find some workarounds for something that's not working right
  • You don't know the status of your current backup situation
  • You don't have current Microsoft security-related updates
  • You don't have current virus definitions
  • You aren't sure if you have a firewall in place
  • Printing is inconsistent
  • Sending or receiving emails is inconsistent


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