A computer crash can be a real hassle and force us to have to make the decision on whether to try to fix it or scrap it and buy a new computer. There are many pros and cons of buying a new computer.
If you can fix your old computer it may be worth it just because you are familiar with it and have all of your contacts and programs on there. However, if you have an older computer or older operating system it can be in your best interest to bite the bullet and go ahead and purchase a new computer. This is because you may spend a lot of money fixing it only to have it break down again in the near future.
On the other hand, if you buy a new computer it is inevitable that you may lose some of your information and programs. Even if you do have an external hard drive and computer backup you may find it hard to retrieve every single thing that you need. Typically a backup program doesn’t save your contacts from your e-mail if you use Outlook or one of the similar programs that aren’t online. Your software programs may not work on a new operating system if they are incompatible.The list goes on and on.
However, you will have a new computer and can start fresh. Sure, you may lose a couple of programs but hopefully you can find something similar of the same program that works with your new operating system if it is different from what you were using before.
As you can see, there are plenty of pros and cons on whether or not to purchase a new computer. You really have to decide for yourself if you’d rather put money into your old one or have a brand new one but have to find programs and reconnect with contacts unless you have them written down or have an online mail program.