To do list once a week:
1. Run Disc Cleanup
2. Defrag your computer even if it says you don't need it.
3. Clear Temp files
4. Scan disc
RUN DISC CLEANUP
I have XP go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disc Clean Up
Once there you just click ok to run. When it is finished a box will pop up and you click ok again. When it is finished it will close on its own.
Start/All Programs/ Accessories/Systems Tools/Disc Defragmentaion
Click on it. A window will pop up, click on C: and it will analyze, then probably say it doesn't need it BUT do it anyway, when complete just click close. This may take a while if you have never done it ot it has been a while.
CLEAR TEMP FILES
Start/Run/ then type in %temp% click ok
A new screen will come up
Edit/Select All/Edit/Delete ( you will not lose anything that is important in here.)
If it sayd cannot delete, then find that file in your list, hold down and don't let go of the Ctrl key, then point to the file that won't delete is should turn white
Do this one before you go to bed at night because it takes hours to complete.
Right Click on C:
A box will pop up
Click on Tools
Error Checking - Check Now
Then check both boxes - it will tell you it can't until restart and if you want to do it when you restart, click Yes
When you restart this will start. Remeber this may take hours to do. So relax, do it before you go to bed or work.
OK now we all should have healthy computers!
Anyone can try this, just follow and you will see how easy it is.
by Nancy Davis