The Golden Rule of Computing

This tip is if your computer keeps crashing, but it does also apply to lots of other electronics:

Try turning it off and on again

Yes, it is as simple but is so very often overlooked. But there are a few other things to keep in mind:

  1. If we are talking about your computer then shut the computer down first (if it can). The best thing you can do is turn if off at the mains. With a laptop, disconnect the power and also take out the battery.
  2. Leave it powered off for at least 30 seconds,
  3. Then turn it back on.

One final tip is to remember to restart your computer at least every 24 hours.