In my other life I kept computers under control and forced them to do the right things instead of doing what they wanted.
As a computer engineer, this is always a challenging endeavor. I want to return the favor of having so many talented writers helping me out with writing problems, I would be happy to help out with your questions regarding computers and all the problems that they present. But please, dont shoot the messenger. I cant tell you how many times the repair man gets blamed for something that Bill Gates did to them.
First tip, always keep backups of your work on separate media. (CD’r, tape, etc.) You can’t trust your hard work to a single piece of hardware that might fail on you.