3 Types of Computer Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide

Computer maintenance is essential for keeping systems running smoothly. Learn about preventive, corrective and cleaning maintenance and get useful tips on how to maintain your PC.

3 Types of Computer Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide

Computer maintenance is the practice of keeping computers in good condition. It involves a variety of tests, measurements, adjustments, component replacements, and cleaning to prevent computer failures from occurring. This type of maintenance covers both hardware and software, so you can upgrade Windows and change various parts of the PC for better performance. In this article, we'll discuss the three types of basic computer maintenance and provide some useful tips to help you keep your system running smoothly.The three types of basic computer maintenance are preventive, corrective, and cleaning.

Preventive maintenance involves taking steps to help keep the system running, while corrective maintenance involves replacing or repairing a system or its components after they have already failed. Cleaning is a common type of maintenance that is carried out to prevent possible failures, improve the operation of a system, and extend the life of various computer components.Preventive MaintenancePreventive maintenance is useful as it can detect weak points in the system, reduce system downtime, and reduce the number of repairs. Here are some tips for preventive maintenance:

  • Clear the cache of your Internet browser(s).
  • Keep your antivirus software current.
  • Don't keep your device plugged in at all times. Unnecessary charging can delay the battery's ability to regenerate.
  • Set your laptop to not charge when you reach 20%.
  • On Windows 10, use Windows Defender for real-time virus threat prevention, account protection, network protection, and more.
Corrective MaintenanceCorrective maintenance is a maintenance task that is performed to identify, isolate and correct a fault so that the faulty equipment, machine or hardware system can be restored to an operating condition within the tolerances or limits established for in-service operations.

Here are some tips for corrective maintenance:

  • Repair corrupt Excel files and recover all data with 100% integrity.
  • Repair damaged, broken or unplayable 4K/8K video files.
  • If your monitor isn't showing the full screen in Windows 10, use this post to easily fix it.
  • If Windows Updates cannot currently check for updates, use this post to find 4 solutions to fix the problem.
Cleaning MaintenanceCleaning is an essential part of computer maintenance. Every three to six months you should thoroughly clean the entire hardware system. You can do this in a variety of ways including with a computer vacuum. Before unplugging the device to start cleaning, make sure you save and close all active files.

Professional computer cleaning services can also help businesses in London and across the UK maintain their systems for more than 10 years.These are just some of the tips for basic computer maintenance. By following these tips regularly you can ensure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently.

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