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|In order to keep your computer running smoothly, without slowing down or crashing, it helps to run “Computer Maintenance” weekly. These three tools will help to keep your computer trouble-free.
FIRST: DISK CLEANUP – Cleans up all the unwanted files.
SECOND: ERROR CHECKING – Searches the hard drive for problems, and fixes them.
THIRD: DEFRAGMENTATION – Allows Windows to access your files faster.Close all open programs before you begin
|FIRST: DISK CLEANUP
Cleans up all the unwanted files.
Then the system will begin to calculate which files are available for deletion.
|When the system has Calculated all the files, it will ask you to select which files you wish to delete. Put a check mark next to the files you wish to delete.Then Click OK.I suggest keeping your ‘Office SetUp’ files and ‘System SetUp’ files.All the others can be checked for deletion.The system will then proceed to delete the selected files.|
|SECOND: ERROR CHECKING – Searches the hard drive for problems and fixes them.To run Error Checking:
Click – ‘Start’ then click “Schedule disk check.” Close all open windows and reboot (restart) your computer to make this feature run.
When it has finished cleaning and fixing the problems, Windows will resume and your Desktop will appear as usual.
|THIRD: DEFRAGMENTATION – Allows Windows to access your files faster.NOTE: If you have a ‘Screen Saver’ running, It is advisable to turn it OFF before you Defragment your system.To run Defragmentation:
Let the ‘Defragmenter’ run until finished. This procedure could take some time the first time you run it.
Perform the above three procedures at least twice a month to keep your computer running smoothly.