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What is pc health

My windows is to much slow.....

"c:\windows\pchealth\" this folder taking all most full space of my disk...when i delete files from that folder windows work bater... but after few hours same problem.....that folder take to much of space

plz tell me what i do ....
thanku so much..

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Pc health is a new virus. I am trying to disable it. try renaming the files in the folder with a right click or some other way if the other tries do not work. Also change the folder options by first making the PCHEALTH folder read only and then making it all not read only.
you will have to delete the User and Software registry keys after reinstalling windows.

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Re: what is pc health

Hello do you want to get rid to the program for good, I my self have never used Pc health.
What I would do is open your control panel>Add Remove Programs> Now find the Program Pc Health> Remove, Follow the directions and take it out. Restart your computer now and when it starts up go into your My computer. Right click the Hdd and open programs. If You get a window that tells you hidden files, Don't panic,
Go a head and open that file up and then open programs there once into that look for the Pc Health in there and right click and delete, Then restart one more time and your ready to go.. Write back here if you still are having problems, Oh Sorry I amost forgot If you don't want to remove it you can also Disable it in your control panel too. Look for Startup programs you can disable from there, I need to know what your operating system is Xp Vista let me know, Thank You

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It gives error that your hard drive have 1mb free space

1. Go in control panel Add or remove programs or programs and features then uninstall the programs that you don't use or havn't used in a long time.
2. Go in control panel Folder options view tab at the top. Look for Hidden files and folders put a tic in show hidden files and folders.
Go in My Computer/Computer Click on the c drive then windows folder delete the update folders that have a $ infront of the name of the folders. Go back to Folder Options/View tab at the top. Hidden files and folders put a tic in Do not show hidden files and folders.
3. Right click on Rec bin choose empty rec bin.
4. Go in control panel / Internet Options clcik on settings next to the first delete button from the top then click on view files. On the upper roght clcik on edit/Organize choose select all. Then hit your delete key on your folder yes to conferm. Click on ok then in the next window click on delete button next the settings button you clicked on before.
5. Open notepad type del %temp% /q then save the file to your desktop name it Del.bat cloce everything out and double click the del file on your desktop.
6. Open the run command Hold the windows key down (left of the space bar on your keyboard) Press the r key. Type in %temp% Delete all the files and folders you can in that folder.
7. Right click on Rec bin choose empty rec bin.

If it still says low disk space I suggest saving your personal files and reinstall your oem system disk or add a second disk drive.

Apr 03, 2014 | Operating Systems

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Speed so slow that it seems frozen. Product is a sony vaio buttom windows+r, then %temp%, will open temp folder, delete from there files by type .tmp,

2. Open my computer, see how much free space on that partiation, where your operating system /by deafult C/.
In there must be minimum 5-6gb free space for normall work operating system. If it full transfere your files to another partion, if not another partion, burn it to dvd or cd.

May 30, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Hard drive space is being taken by unknown entity. HP mini 1000. Have read every blog. I cannot find what is taking my space and i want to remove it!

How do you know something is taking up space on your hard drive? What is your operating system? First thing you should do is check your waste basket. Is it full? Then check your cookies and temporary internet files. Delete all you do not need. Then if you go to your Windows Explorer, you can check the size of each file on you hard drive. Go to Local Disk C:. Open all folders by clicking on each + sign to the left of each folder. Then start at the top and work your way down checking each folder. You should see a folder that has a lot of files in it, or one large file, maybe a folder you do not recognize. Click on and delete the folder that is taking up to much space. If you delete any folders do not empty you waste basket until you are sure you did not delete anything you will need.

May 27, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I have two win xp's on one drive in c was wondering how to delete the one that is not being used. have toshiba a55s06

Obviously they would be in different folders. If you remember which folder you installed Windows to last is your active Windows folder. You can delete the other one. Just select it and right click and select delete. It will take a very long time as Windows occupies huge disk space. And there would be some files and folders that you will not be able to delete at all. A very small percentage of the original size.

Nov 01, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Cant access to hel menu when i m pressing the F1 key

Use the System Configuration utility (Msconfig.exe) to extract the original Helpctr.exe file to the Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder on your hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer in Safe mode. To do this, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then click Safe Mode on the Startup menu.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.
  4. In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Extract File.
  5. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type helpctr.exe, and then click Start.
  6. In the Restore from box, click Browse, and then browse to the C:\Windows\Options\Install folder, where C: is the drive on which Windows is installed, and then click OK.

    NOTE: Use C:\Windows\Options\Install if you installed a Windows Me retail product, or C:\Windows\Options\Cabs if your computer manufacturer installed Windows Me.

    Windows Me installs the cabinet files, by default, in the Windows\Options\Install folder. If these files are on your computer, you do not need your Windows Me CD-ROM because you can extract the Helpctr.exe from the appropriate folder on your hard disk.
  7. In the Save file in box, click Browse, and then browse to your C:\ drive (where C is the drive on which Windows is installed), and then click OK.
  8. Click OK to extract the file.
  9. Click Yes to the The destination folder C:\ does not exist. Do you want to create it? message.
  10. Click OK to the The file has been successfully extracted message, and then click OK to close the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
  11. Start Windows Explorer: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer. Locate the Helpctr.exe file that you extracted to your drive C.
  12. Move the Helpctr.exe file to the C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries folder by right-clicking the Helpctr.exe file and selecting Cut. Navigate to the Binaries folder, right-click the folder, and then click Paste on the shortcut menu.
  13. Click Start, and then click Run.
  14. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

  15. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Helpctr.exe In the right pane, verify that the key is set to the following value: C:\Windows\PCHealth\Helpctr\Binaries\Helpctr.exe If this registry entry does not exist, create a new entry. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
    2. Right-click App Paths, point to New, and then click Key.
    3. Type Helpctr.exe.
    4. In the left pane, click Helpctr.exe.
    5. In the right pane, right-click (Default), and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type C:\Windows\PCHealth\Helpctr\Binaries\Helpctr.exe, and then click OK.
  16. On the Registry menu, click Exit to quit the Registry Editor.

May 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Computer freezes and running v slow

can you get to disk clean up and the defrag

Feb 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My machine is occupying unneccesary space in c/: drive due to which my machine is getting quiet slow and oI am not able to do my r= egular office work on my my pc

1st - You may need to cleanup the internet temporary files (Done through the browser)
2nd - Your computer may need to be defragged (takes time to complete), but does wonders.
3rd - You may need also need to perform a disk cleanup.
4) Go to the windows folder and empty the Temp (You can delete it and make sure that You create another Temp folder)
5) Defragment the Registry (You can do that by using software like Tune Up utilities).

Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Space issue in system root drive

Just at a guess, you might not have your view settings to display hidden or system files. If so, you will not see the system page file.

Also, the system does not show space reserved for PC health (system recovery). How much RAM is installed on your server? How long has it been in service? The backup files for PC health may be using up a huge percent of your drive.

There are also tons of update files from Microsoft stored in the Windows directory one can safely remove.

If you would like me to remote into your system, we can arrange for a time for a remote session and I can take a look at the space on your hard drive.

Let me know if that would be something you'd like to try.


Jan 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

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How can i expand my pc memory

Hi there,
There is a free program called ncleaner that I use to free up space on Windows. It properly deletes all unnecessary files on your system, and can also 'shred' the free space on the system, and clean up redundant registry entries. I swear by it. you can download it from here:

Another trick is to go to My Computer > C: > Program Files > Java, and delete older versions of Java. Leave the most recent one (ie the highest number), but when Java updates it doesn't delete older versions, which can increasingly take up space on your hard drive.

I would recommend ncleaner as essential, and the Java deletion method as optional. After you have cleaned the drive and the registry etc. with ncleaner you might be able to get a little more space back by defragmenting the hard drive.
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
and then press Defragment. This is something you should be doing occasionally anyway.

Try and keep around 15% of your hard drive free at all times to avoid the system from slowing down and hanging up. You could burn all your media files onto disk, or move them onto a USB stick, and then delete them from the hard drive.

Good luck and Happy Holidays :)


Dec 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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There are few possible reasons: 1. The drive is full and fragmeted Solution: Try deleting unwanted files and burn the bulky files to a CD/DVD disk will reduce disk load. Do a deragmentation. [right click a disk drive to see properties > defragmentation.] 2. Too much softwares installed or large number of fonts installed. Solution: Install only required number of programs and fonts. Uninstall unused programs. 3. Viruses or malware affected.Your PC may be infected with viruses or malwares Solution: In this case install a good antivirus program and perform a full system scan. Also try some powerful spyware detecters. This will help reduce risk. 4. Too much servces running in the background. Solution: To reduce the number of services starting at windows startup go to > Right click > My computer > Select manage > select servoces In this tab see all the services running with windows start up. right click any service that you don't want and change its properties to manual or disabled. you can also delete the startup progams from Start > All programs > startup just delete the programs that you do not want at start up. this could solve your problem

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