Crash Recovery

I recently had a computer crashing incident and now for the first time in about a week, I get to spend a full day back in my usual office on my usual computer. It took some awesome technical know-how from our in-house IT expert to get this up and running again with all my important work files intact. So amazingly I have everything I need and the computer is running faster. A complete refreshing of the computer seems to have cleared up all the issues that had accumulated over the years. Those issues apparently were really bogging the whole system down and making it really slow. Fresh installs of Photoshop and Dreamweaver also cleared up the little ticks that those programs had. Photoshop especially has been really touchy for a while. It would take a long time to open a file and it would crash if I opened two things at once. Although it took a while to get back up and running and I was without Flash for a week, it may have been a blessing in disguise. With how fast this computer runs now, it feels like new compared to how it used to be. Maybe everyone should do a complete restoration every now and then. In fact, my home computer is a bit slouchy lately, so maybe that needs a nice clean slate.

At DDA, we know that computers crash and hard drives crash so we need to back up our work in many places and forms so it doesn’t get lost in the event of an accident. We have external hard drives to back up our work daily. Websites have content saved on the server as well. Also after any projects completion we make an archive disc on CD or DVD and store it on-site. So if a computer crashes or you need those project files 5 years down the road, we will have a copy ready for you. Whether it’s Flash animation, advanced programming, digital photography, or graphic design work, we’ll have it all backed up and ready for anything. Give us a call or visit and see what we can do for you.