Whether it is ransomware or just basic wear and tear, all systems eventually fail. You should have a complete backup of personal data and settings ready for such occasions.
Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the information technology industry, software, hardware, gaming, finance, accounting, and technology geekdom for more than 30 years.Education
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville
- TechRepublic Premium
- Breaking Modern
- My complicated solution to overcome a bug in the Activision video game MechWarrior 2 was included verbatim in the public release as an addendum to the manual. (1995)
Since I am from the "old school" of technological innovation, my favorite technology is the personal computer. The ability to access so much computing power at relatively low cost has changed everything we know about the human experience. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.Personal Quote
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." - Albert Einstein
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