PC COMPUTER MAINTINANCE & TIPS
I WOULD SUGGEST doing this maintenance once a month, at a
I would also suggest that you update your anti-virus software at least once a day and run a scan once a week.
I would also suggest that you purchase Norton SystemWorks Pro and do the following:
Norton SystemWorks Pro:
There are other things you can do with Norton but this info is for help in cleaning up your PC computer and to get it running a little bit faster. See your manual for more info on Norton.
BEFORE PERFORMING THIS DEFRAG PLEASE NOTE:
Windows will not work without the pagefile if you have less than 256MB of RAM.
DO NOT disable the pagefile if you have less than 256MB RAM!!
Before defragging your system always disable System Restore “if applicable”. It is best to disable pagefile also.
To disable System Restore, RIGHT CLICK on “My Computer Icon on your desktop. Click on the system restore tab; check the “Turn off System Restore”.
To temporarily disable the pagefile, click on the Advanced tab, and click the Settings button in the Performance section.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click change. Click “No Paging file”, then keep pressing the OK until you are back at the desktop.
Reboot your system , open up defrag by DOUBLE CLICKING on the “My Computer Icon”. Then Right-click on your C: drive.
Go to Properties, then Tools, then Defragment Now, and on the subsequent screen, click Defragment.
After Defragment finishes, go back into the System control panel and re-enable the pagefile and System Restore. Reboot and you computer should run quite nicely.
You may want to print this page for reference.
MAKING DESKTOP ICONS;
Click on “START” , “Search”, “For Files and Folders”, then “All Files and Folders”, make sure the dropdown menu is “Look in” “Local Hard Drive C”, type in what program you want a shortcut to like “Norton”, click on “Search” , find an icon that has the little shortcut arrow at the bottom left of the icon and it should show that it is a shortcut, drag it to your desk top and your done.
ARRANGEING DESKTOP ICONS;
Left click anywhere on your desktop, Click on “Arrange Icons by” and select what you want……..
PLEASE SEE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PAGES:
ALL info on this page is given with the intent to help in cleaning up your computer.