Computers are a tremendous boon to indexers, but – like any other complex equipment – they do occasionally misbehave. If freelance indexers are to meet their deadlines and keep completed work safe they must be able to deal with misbehaving computers. Time spent on keeping a computer up and running is time that cannot be spent indexing. Money spent on computer repairs comes out of indexing income. This article looks at ways to keep your computer affairs running as smoothly as possible.