While many Windows users have only heard of the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter tools to optimize computer performance, there is still yet another tool built-in to the Windows operating system that you can use.
Microsoft’s Error Checking utility checks the integrity of the files stored on your hard drive and will attempt to automatically fix file system errors and recover bad drive sectors.
To explain, as you use your computer and hard drive, over time the drive can develop bad sectors (a section of the drive that can no longer be successfully accessed by Windows, usually due to permanent …
A computer’s speed gradually slows down linearly with use as times goes on. Registry libraries expand, hard drives fill up, nefarious files sneak in, and the gears of our computers are not grinding as fast as the day we opened the box or maybe have even come to a halt.
Like cars, they must be maintained to ensure usability and efficiency. Don’t worry, though, maintaining a computer is less time consuming and wallet consuming. There must be computer maintenance, so here are some tips to make your computer faster and more furious.
If you are running Windows 7 on your PC, and you have an unused USB flash drive, then you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. Using a fairly new concept, ReadyBoost, allows you to use flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to virtually add system memory and improve performance without having to physically open your computer to add standard memory modules.
Check out this short video from Mike Agerbo of GetConnectedTV to get a better understanding of how ReadyBoost works in Windows 7.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to turn ReadyBoost on or off …
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you to free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Among the tasks the Disk Cleanup tool can provide are removing temporary files, emptying the recycle bin, and deleting installed programs and downloaded files that you no longer use.
For example, each time you visit a web page your browser stores temporary internet files related to that page in order to access …