Posted 02 November 2005 - 06:18 PM
Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
- Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
How to find scandisk:
Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
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