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How is it different than sleep mode?

The work day is done, you close what you're working on and head home. The next morning you come in and log into your computer ready to start the new day. Did you realize that your computer has actually been running the entire time you were away? Is this dangerous? Why reboot your pc?

Many people confuse rebooting a computer with letting it go into Sleep Mode. Sleep Mode is a low power mode for electronic devices. This mode can save significantly on electrical consumption compared to leaving the device fully on. As an added bonus, the user does not have to wait for their machine to boot up. Sounds great right? Unfortunately, if Sleep Mode is the only thing you use, there can be unpleasant side effects...

Some common symptoms of not rebooting your computer regularly are:
- Your computer slows down or freezes up (this is caused by memory leaks)
- Windows can crash with the Blue Screen Of Death (this is caused by driver or hardware errors)
- Your WiFi stops working (this is caused by the driver crashing or router settings)
- One of your programs acts strangely (Outlook is one program that needs an occasional reboot)

Rebooting your computer regularly (nightly if possible) triggers certain important updates, allows diagnostics to run, plugs memory leaks, and flushes the RAM. All of these are key to keeping your computer running effectively and will end up saving you time and money in the long run.

So we encourage you to take a look at your computer care schedule and plan to reboot your computer regularly to take advantages of these benefits.

If you would like us to automate the reboot process, we can do that with our managed remote services. Ask us for details.

Feel free to email us with any questions on why reboot your PC: info@allcareit.com

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