I just came across a very useful article on TechRadar, titled The worst PC disasters (and how to survive them). Quoting the article:
You might have spent big money on a great PC, installed only the finest software and spent years learning how to manage it all properly, but the First Rule of Computing still applies: things will go wrong eventually.
Hardware will fail, you’ll delete the wrong file or find your system doesn’t boot, and that’s it – you’re facing a major PC disaster. And if you’re panicked into the wrong actions, then the situation can rapidly become worse.
Here are the problems that they are covering:
- My hard drive has died!
- Windows won’t start!
- Um, I’ve forgotten my Windows password
- Now my PC has a virus…
- I’ve accidentally deleted my files
- Somebody stole my PC
- My Internet connection doesn’t work
- My PC keeps locking up and I have to restart it
- I’m getting errors on my DVDs