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Signs of A Computer Stroke

Recently my family experienced an unexpected, terrifying trauma. A member of our family suffered a series of small strokes and was hospitalized. A vibrant, active woman, she was seemingly healthy and was quite surprised to suddenly have such a drastic change to her energetic lifestyle. Now that she is on the road to recovery, our family is much more cognizant of signs and symptoms that can be red flags for something much more serious. Our family doctor made sure that we knew the most common indications that you may have had a stroke.

Common symptoms of a stroke include:
Those symptoms can easily be compared to the symptoms you need to watch for in case your computer is about to suffer a stroke.

Can your computer suffer a stroke? Technically no. A stroke is an event in which blood is prevented from getting to the brain. But your PC can suffer damage similar to that of a stroke survivor. In a human brain, the lack of blood can kill blood cells, which results in physical and/or mental damage. If your PC’s “brain” – the hard drive – is detrimentally affected, the damage can be extensive and sometimes even permanently disabling. This is often noticed by you, the user, when your computer crashes. The culprits include user error – deleting files you shouldn’t touch, improperly installed hardware, and viruses, among other reasons. How can you watch for signs that your computer might be in the throes of a major problem?

Common symptoms of a computer crash include:
The symptoms listed above are not normal behaviors for a PC with a healthy “brain. If your PC exhibits even one of these symptoms, it’s time to get a check-up before the harm is irreparable.

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