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Jun 17, 2011

Maintaining Your PC

Disk Cleanup

Un needed files can build up on your pc use the disk cleanup tool to freeup space.

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.

When Disk Cleanup has calculated how much space you can free up, in the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the Files to delete list.

Clear the check boxes for files that you don’t want to delete, and then click OK.

For more options, such as cleaning up System Restore and Shadow copy files, under Description, click Clean up system files, and then click the More Options tab.

When prompted to confirm that you want to delete the specified files, click Yes.

After a few minutes, the process completes and the Disk Cleanup dialog box closes, leaving your computer cleaner, performing better, and potentially increasing your PC speed.

Disk Defragmentation

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter
In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze disk button. After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.

Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.

To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment disk button. In the Current status area, under the Progress column, you can monitor the process as it happens. After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.

To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.

To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.

You can also schedule the Disk Defragmenter to run automatically. (Your computer might even be set up this way by default.) Under Schedule, it reads Scheduled defragmentation is turned on and then displays the time of day and frequency of defragmentation. If you want to turn off automatic defragmentation or to change the time or frequency, click Configure schedule (or Turn on Schedule, if it is not currently configured to run automatically). Change the settings, and then click OK.

To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, on the title bar of the window, click the Close button.

Cleanup Unsued Programs

Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Here you can remove all programs that you do not need or want anymore.

Select the application and click the remove button. This will uninstall the selected application.

Check For Disk Errors

Go to Start>> My Computer.

Right click the hard disk that you would like to check.

Click Properties from the resulting menu.

Click the Tools tab.

Click the “Check Now” button.

Select the “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” check box, then click Start.

In the event that Windows finds bad sectors, choose to fix them.

2 responses on “Maintaining Your PC

  1. Annette says:

    Great Post thanks

  2. Velvet says:

    Great post!