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My computer was shut down by power surge, i had to restore system to get it running again , more than once maybe 6 times!!!!! after that i defrag.... and there are now more files then were there originally . Wont defrag anymore, fragments are red, they appear as blue(contiguous files) i dont know what they are or how to remove them. I use to use 30% of my computer space, now it's showing @ around 80% used. How do I delete this access and where do i find it, i have no back up disks available to me. Bought system with programs loaded. any advice would be helpful thanks, Karen

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You must backup your file and burn it in dvd/cd, any time your hardrive will be busted, the defrag is not god to use, wen your pc is not proper shutdown they can damage the hardrive,

backup your files and reformat your hardrive and install new O.s

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Before shutting down your system click on any programs still running and shut them down. This will cut the time for normal shut down to take place.

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Defragmenting your computer is a very good way to keep your computers hard drive working correctly and healthy.

Follow these very simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Now click on "My Computer".

3. Now right-click on the hard drive you wish to defrag.

4. Now click on "Properties".

5. Now click on "Tools".

6. Now click on "Defragment Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up click on choose the hard drive yet again, then click on "Defragment".

8. Now let it defrag (this may take a while depending on your computer speed.)

It's best defragmenting your computer maybe once every 2 weeks.

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System recovery is only really needed if you have malware infections that can't be removed by anti-malware programs or if you've had your computer for years and never bothered to clear out the rubbish that accumulates over time. If you clean your computer and scan for malware regularly (once a week for both) then you should be able to delay having to use System Recovery. I use my computer A LOT and use System Recovery about every 2 years.
Here are some links for cleaning software and anti-malware that are all excellent products and totally free :

1/. http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
Run cleaner then registry - fix issues

2/. http://advanced-systemcare.en.softonic.com/download
Run deep care cleaner, then open Toolbox and run Ram cleaner deep scan, then minimise. Get to know the toolbox, it does some amazing things.

3/. http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-Disk-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10567503.html?part=dl-6267754&subj=dl&tag=button
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4/. http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
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If you use the 2 cleaners and the malware scanner once a week your system will function well. The cleaners take a few minutes & the malware scanner about 30 mins.
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If you've used these and there is no major improvement then System Recovery is your only option.
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When turning on my computer it just beeps intermintenly.


uH-oh, power restarts like that can damage power supplys, motherboards, and hard drives----even if you are connected to a surge protector. You can try the following, then begin to check the power supply, then the hard drive and video card seperately....
These are the steps that you need to take, and the instructions on how to do it:
1. Reboot into Safemode
2. Run a virus and spyware scanner
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6.Reboot into regular mode windows

Here is how to do it:
Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key right as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
Windows will start in safe mode. Run an AVG virus scan, then run Defrag by exploring your computer, right click on C: drive, click PROPERTIES, then the TOOLS tab, click the "check now" button, and only checkmark the top box 'fix file system errors', then click ok, the computer will then tell you it will scan upon next reboot., Now click the DEFRAG NOW button. the choose defrag. After Defrag runs for about an hour and it is finished, restart the system. If is still won't run normally, go back into Safemode buy pressing F8 on reboot, then run a registry fixing program such as uniblue registrybooster, then reboot again. If it still won't run right, you may want to reinstall Windows and see if that works. If reinstalling windows doesn't fix it, it is definitely a hardware problem.---Most likely the power supply!!
PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND KEEP A COPY NEAR YOUR SYSTEM FOR FUTURE PROBLEMS. THIS SERIES OF STEPS CAN FIX MANY PROBLEMS
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Your power management in Windows is corrupted. I would do a system restore to an earlier date.
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Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
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On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.
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Figure 2
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On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.
5.
Click Next if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.
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The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, and then click OK.

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You can also access System Restore directly from booting into Safe Mode (after the system POST startup messages run when the computer is booted up, press F8 until the Windows Boot Menu comes up and select Safe Mode).

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