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1. how do i do a scan disk and defragmenter on vista? 2. how do i add to the tool bar, double space, print, etc.

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Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then Disk Defrag.

You can also right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and click explore. This opens a divided folder. In the right hand column either right click the C: drive and choose Properties or depending on your settings I can single click that same icon and a Properties Icon will slide into view at the very top of the window near the Tabs area. When the Local Disk C: Properties window appears you can click the Tools tab which let's you pick either Disk Defrag or Scandisk. This is better since you can acces both of these utilities and the Backup utility from the same tab also. Scandisk will also run for about 5 seconds then tell you it cannot operate now but will allow you to schedule it for the next startup.

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My Gateway computer is extreamly slow. Could the processor be the problem?


A slow computer could be caused by a number of things - 1. Insufficient RAM (memory) - if your computer has less than 512Mb of RAM then increase it to at least 1Gb of RAM. 2. Registry problems - clean and repair the registry, it will contain unused registry keys. Use programs such as Registry Mechanic, Microsoft RegClean etc. 3. Uninstall/remove unused programs, this will also free up hard disk space. 4. Not enough hard disk space - swap file space may need to be increased if Windows hasn't been configured to manage it. 5. Install latest Windows updates. 6. Update virus definition files and scan computer for viruses, Trojans, malware etc. 7. Clear the Internet cache for faster browsing. 8. Hard disk maintenance is required at least once a month to keep it functioning efficiently. Run the following programs - Disk Cleanup - removes temporary files that are no longer used and to recovers hard disk space. Disk Defragmenter to make fragmented files into contiguous files and therefore the hard disk access is faster.

Feb 04, 2013 | Gateway 700GR PC Desktop

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How to speed up your computer's performance?


Information: There are some few guidelines that you can follow to maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly.

Free Up Disk Space
By freeing disk space, you can improve the performance of your computer. The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk. The utility 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.
Use Disk Cleanup to:

• Remove temporary Internet files.
• Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
• Empty the Recycle Bin.
• Remove Windows temporary files.
• Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
• Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.
To use Disk Cleanup

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.
Disk Cleanup calculates the amount of space you will be able to free.
2. In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the Files to delete list.
Choose the files that you want to delete.
3. Clear the check boxes for files that you don't want to delete, and then click OK.
4. When prompted to confirm that you want to delete the specified files, click Yes.
After a few minutes, the process completes and the Disk Cleanup dialog box closes, leaving your computer cleaner and performing better.
Speed Up Access to Data
Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
Run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals, optimally monthly, certain events warrant running the utility outside of the monthly rule of thumb.
You should run Disk Defragmenter under the following circumstances:
• You add a large number of files.
• Your free disk space nears 15 percent.
• You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

To use Disk Defragmenter:
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
Click Analyze to start the Disk Defragmenter.
2. In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze button.
After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.
Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
3. To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment button.
After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
4. To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
5. To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
6. To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, click the Close button on the title bar of the window.
Detect and Repair Disk Errors
In addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should try to run this utility weekly to help prevent data loss.
To run the Error Checking utility:
Important: Be sure to close all files before running the Error-Checking utility.
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
4. Click the Check Now button.
5. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
In most circumstances, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
6. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the Automatically fix file system errors check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.

on Jul 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to speed up your slow computer.


1. Free up disc space by deleting temp files etc.
To do it dowload CCleanner.

To download click here.

Once you download the software click on run cleanner to clean all the junks.
If you get a prompt click on OK. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
Then on the letf side click on registry
then click on scan for issues, once the scan is over click on fix selected issue then click on No on the next promtpt and then fix all issues.

2. Run Disk Defragmenter
To do it Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type Disk Defragment in search menu when you click on start.

3. Remove unwanted programs from startup:
To do this click on start then click Run then type msconfig press ok, you will get system configration window under that click on startup and disable the unwanted programs. after that restart the computer for changes to take effect.

If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type MSCONFIG in search menu when you click on start.

4. Scan for Spyware andd viruses

Scan your computer with Malware bytes to check if there is a spyware or walware and remove it if there is any.

To download click here

Download it and install it after following the screen prompts.
After that run a quick scan.
and when the scan is over remove the infections.
If prompted restart your computer.

on Jun 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My system is slow performence how to increase the speed.


1. Free up disc space by deleting temp files etc.
To do it dowload CCleanner.

To download click here.

Once you download the software click on run cleanner to clean all the junks.
If you get a prompt click on OK. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
Then on the letf side click on registry
then click on scan for issues, once the scan is over click on fix selected issue then click on No on the next promtpt and then fix all issues.

2. Run Disk Defragmenter
To do it Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type Disk Defragment in search menu when you click on start.

3. Remove unwanted programs from startup:
To do this click on start then click Run then type msconfig press ok, you will get system configration window under that click on startup and disable the unwanted programs. after that restart the computer for changes to take effect.

If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type MSCONFIG in search menu when you click on start.

4. Scan for Spyware andd viruses

Scan your computer with Malware bytes to check if there is a spyware or walware and remove it if there is any.

To download click here

Download it and install it after following the screen prompts.
After that run a quick scan.
and when the scan is over remove the infections.
If prompted restart your computer.

Dec 09, 2010 | Intel PC Desktops

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My computer is running very very slow


1. delete temp files to Free up disc space
To do it dowload CCleanner.

To download click here.

Once you download the software click on run cleanner to clean all the junks.
If you get a prompt click on OK. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
Then on the letf side click on registry
then click on scan for issues, once the scan is over click on fix selected issue then click on No on the next promtpt and then fix all issues.

2. Run Disk Defragmenter
To do it Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type Disk Defragment in search menu when you click on start.

3. Remove unwanted programs from startup:
To do this click on start then click Run then type msconfig press ok, you will get system configration window under that click on startup and disable the unwanted programs. after that restart the computer for changes to take effect.

If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type MSCONFIG in search menu when you click on start.

4. Scan for Spyware andd viruses

Scan your computer with Malware bytes to check if there is a spyware or walware and remove it if there is any.

To download click here

Download it and install it after following the screen prompts.
After that run a quick scan.
and when the scan is over remove the infections.
If prompted restart your computer.

Nov 11, 2010 | eMachines PC Desktops

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5 ways to speed up your computer


By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you 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.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Sometimes too fst and sometimes too slow


1. Free up disc space by deleting temp files etc.
To do it dowload CCleanner.

To download click here.

Once you download the software click on run cleaner to clean all the junks.
If you get a prompt click on OK. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
Then on the letf side click on registry
then click on scan for issues, once the scan is over click on fix selected issue then click on No on the next prompt and then fix all issues.

2. Run Disk Defragmenter
To do it Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type Disk Defragment in search menu when you click on start.

3. Remove unwanted programs from startup:
To do this click on start then click Run then type msconfig press ok, you will get system configration window under that click on startup and disable the unwanted programs. after that restart the computer for changes to take effect.

If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type MSCONFIG in search menu when you click on start.

4. Scan for Spyware andd viruses

Scan your computer with Malware bytes to check if there is a spyware or walware and remove it if there is any.

To download click here

Download it and install it after following the screen prompts.
After that run a quick scan.
and when the scan is over remove the infections.
If prompted restart your computer.

Nov 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer is extremely slow


1. Free up disc space by deleting temp files etc.
To do it dowload CCleanner.

To download click here.

Once you download the software click on run cleanner to clean all the junks.
If you get a prompt click on OK. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
Then on the letf side click on registry
then click on scan for issues, once the scan is over click on fix selected issue then click on No on the next promtpt and then fix all issues.

2. Run Disk Defragmenter
To do it Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type Disk Defragment in search menu when you click on start.

3. Remove unwanted programs from startup:
To do this click on start then click Run then type msconfig press ok, you will get system configration window under that click on startup and disable the unwanted programs. after that restart the computer for changes to take effect.

If you are usin win vista or win 7 you can type MSCONFIG in search menu when you click on start.

4. Scan for Spyware andd viruses

Scan your computer with Malware bytes to check if there is a spyware or walware and remove it if there is any.

To download click here

Download it and install it after following the screen prompts.
After that run a quick scan.
and when the scan is over remove the infections.
If prompted restart your computer.

Nov 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Compaq nx6125 how to increase disk space


1. defragmentation >accesories>system tools
2. disk cleanup >accesories>system tools
3. still need more space? get larger HDD or second HDD

Feb 10, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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SLOW RUNNING COMPUTER


Try running disk defragmentor and disk cleanup (can access in control panel or just type in the search bar on start button) if that doesn't help let me know.

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