Think of the maintenance on your computer the same way you think about maintenance on your home. There are things you do daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly. When you house is in order and everything is in order and the clutter is put away, you have a more pleasant place to live. The same is true for your computer if you want to prevent computer repair.
If you have a business with multiple computer stations, you may want to consider hiring a professional to manage your computer maintenance on an on-going basis. In the Myrtle Beach area, you will want to contact PCRx computer for a computer maintenance contract.
Tips For General Computer Maintenance
Keep all of your work files in one area. This is the primary concept behind the My Documents folder on a windows operating system. You will want to create sub-folders based on specific topics. You will be amazed at how much time is saved when you don’t have to go searching for a file. This will also make backing up your data easier.
Do not store your personal files at the root or top level of your computer. We suggest that you use the File/Save As command when saving the file even on the first save. This will force you to pay attention to where the file is being stored. Many times just clicking on the “Save” button will put the file at the root level. One of the problems with a large number of files at the root level is that you could corrupt the disk and you will receive a “NTLDR is missing” error which will necessitate a computer repair service call. We suggest you do a review of your computer to see if there are any files loaded directly on drive C and move them to My Documents.
Are there programs you are not using? Uninstall them. We all tend to accumulate programs of the years that are long past their usefulness. You can check the list of programs under your Control Panel and go to the programs area. When you notice software that is not being used, uninstall the program. It is important that you do NOT delete the files, but use the Add / Remove Programs feature on your Control Panel.
When you download a zip file, unzip the file and then delete the original zip file. This will save confusion in the future as to which file to use.
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