Proactive Computer Health — Is It Really Needed?

So lately, I’ve been getting questions and hearing statements about Computer Health. I’ve been called when a computer has “gone bad” and as soon as it’s rebooted, “it’s all better”. Well, I’d like to speak into some of these perceptions of Computer Health. But first, I’d like to tell you a story:

One there was a man, his son, and a car. This car was old and while it had the heart of a champ, there was still maintenance that needed to be done; however, this car was special and would warn the man what needed to be done. A hiccup when it was low on oil and a knock when it was time for the filters to be changed. So the man and the car lived in harmony. One day the man gave his son the car.

The son drove the car everywhere. While on one of his drives, the car started to knock. He told his friends, “My car doesn’t sound right. It needs to be fixed.” and the friends all started to look at it. They looked at the oil and didn’t find anything wrong. They looked at the fuel system and didn’t find anything wrong. So the son kept on driving. Soon the car began to hiccup. It jostled back and forth and the son began to get frustrated with the car. He told his friends, “My car is not working right. It needs to be fixed.” and the friends all started to look at it. They looked at the timing and didn’t find anything wrong. They looked at the battery and didn’t find anything wrong. Again, the son kept on driving.

Finally, the car stopped. The son tried to get it to start and it wouldn’t. It was dead. The son had the car towed to his father’s house, where he asked his father what happened to the car. The father checked it out and came back to his son. “The oil needed to be changed and then it ran out of it. Did the car not warn you?” The son remembered what the warnings were…

I tell this story because all too many times I hear about computers that are having a little trouble. I get the call for help. The caller reboots and all things seem to be Ok. Unfortunately, this is when the computer needs to be fixed. It’s giving a warning. Something, however “quirky”, is going on and when we ignore the warning signs, something worse can go wrong.

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