How to Survive an Operating System Crash

Written by Patty Gale

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2. Back up your hard-drive as necessary for how often you have new updates that you cannot afford to lose or rebuild.

** Important! If you have to completely reinstall your operating system,repparttar "My Documents" folder is usually lost. Make sure you don't forget this folder when you dorepparttar 146110 back up.

3. Make sure all of your .exe, zip and software install files are on a disk. This is easily done by backing them up or burning them onto a CD. You should already haverepparttar 146111 system restoration and any other store-bought software disks handy.

The actual repair or reinstall of your operating system may simple or it may be complicated. If you are well versed in this area, you may be able to restorerepparttar 146112 system yourself. If you're like most of us, you may have to call a computer repair professional.

When your p.c. is restored, you will be able to simply reinstall your software and documents files fromrepparttar 146113 disks you created. If you have access to a secondary p.c., you can install your programs onrepparttar 146114 backup computer inrepparttar 146115 interim.

Regardless, you will rest much easier knowing that you have taken some basic steps necessary to prepare yourself and protect your business.

This very same scenario happened to me just recently. It could have been a disaster for my business, but it wasn't. I was prepared and was back up and running within 24 hours.

Don't wait until it's too late.

To Your Success!

Patty Gale

Patty Gale is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in personalization and customer care for all her clients. She exchanged her suits, hose and heels for working at home in her "jammies" and is on a mission to empower other women to do the same.

She can be reached at

How to Start Home Based Travel Businesses

Written by Randy Wilson

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You also need to make sure your business plan is realistic. If you have to take a course to runrepparttar type of travel agent home business you want to have, deciding to open up shop next week isnít reasonable. By being realistic in your business plan, you will save yourself an untold amount of frustration as you start and grow your business.

And starting your own business, whether itís a cruise travel home business or a European vacation home travel business, can be frustrating. Be prepared for obstacles to raise their ugly little heads when you least expect them to, and roll with them as much as you can.

Your goal is to offer superior, professional travel services. Donít let a cranky client get to you. Always keep a pleasant, cheerful demeanor. You can scream later. Better yet, you have a laugh or two over it with friends, while sipping a glass of fine wine that you bought withrepparttar 146083 money youíve earned as a home based business travel agent.

© Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

Randy is owner of Profitable Home Businesses. For more information on Successful Businesses check out Successful At Home Businesses. Randy owned and operated a very successful storefront/mailorder business from 1988 to 2003.

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