To make the most of your new computer and ensure it runs smoothly for a long time, you should use the programs
below and regularly perform the actions described in this guide.
Recommended maintenance tasks
There are several tasks you should perform periodically (about once per month) to ensure your computer stays in
Using the Check Disk tool regularly prevents your system from getting unreliable and information getting lost. It
checks and repairs two types of errors:
file system errors, such as fragmented files that were not deleted and files with invalid sizes or dates;
physical errors, which may occur on your hard disk as it wears out over time.
1. Click on Start
> Computer. Right-click on the OS icon and select Properties.
2. Click on Tools and Check Now in the Error-checking field.
3. Tick Automatically fix file system errors in the options area. If you tick Scan for and attempt recovery of
bad sectors, your computer will carry out the physical error checking when you next restart your computer.
Click on Start to proceed.
The Disk Cleanup Wizard helps free up space on your disk drive. It
searches your drive and displays unused files, such as temporary
Internet files, files in the Recycle Bin and other temporary files that you
may safely delete.
1. Click on Start
> Computer. Right-click on the OS icon and select
2. Select the General tab and click on the Disk Cleanup button (next to
the diagram of the disk drive.
3. Tick each category in the Files to delete area you wish to delete and
click on OK.
With the creation and deletion of files over time, scattering occurs all over the hard disk area and affects
performance. The Disk Defragmenter helps you rearrange the items stored on your hard drive to make your
computer run faster and more efficiently.
Running the Disk Defragmenter once a month (depending on computer usage) will decrease wear and tear on your
hard drive and thus decrease the chance of a fault developing at a later date.
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