If you are a veteran PC user then you might know that it is always a matter of time before a computer glitch — or complete meltdown — will force you to troubleshoot through a specific tool.

If this happens, will you be prepared to minimize downtime? You can be if you carry around a PC toolkit in your pocket.

Due to the affordability and increased data storage capacities of USB-based flash, one can now easily carry around information which will come in handy to resolve any meltdowns or technical snags.

Here are some important tips to remember in on to create a PC Toolkit with a USB Flash Drive.

  1. Choose the right Flash Drive.
  2. Think about the features you’ll need in the drive and how you’ll carry it.
  3. What will be the storage capacity of the Flash drive, according to your monetary requirement?
  4. As you will be storing enough tools to get your system ready to work again, you should have a USB of at least 16GB. If you feel that the tools that you have installed exceed in the memory capacity you can use a USB up to 256 GB.
  5. Choose a portable and light USB, usually the ones that can go along with your key chain.
  6. Use comparison website to decide the best features of the USB e.g. amazon.com
  7. Transfer the tools that are essential to reboot your system. You can also keep a smaller storage of about 5 GB for anti-virus and anti-spyware applications.
  8. Minimize storage by creating an ISO file or zip files that are going to be installed in your USB.

These are just some of the tips to keep in mind if you want to minimize the downtime, in case your PC goes “Bezerk.”