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Step 3 continued 

Don't wait until your computer crashes before doing a registry cleanup.  The best free way to clean up your computer registry is to run a free registry scanner and cleaner like " Registry Clean Up ".  It is located at http://www.registry-clean-up.net/

 

4) Delete your Internet browser history

Every time you browse or surf the Internet via your Internet browser like Microsoft IE or Mozilla's Firefox your travel history is saved.  Every website page with every image and every bit of text is recorded and stored on your hard drive.  It is kept in a temporary Internet files folder refer to as your cache.  This does speed up your Internet browsing of websites but only if you go to that website often.  If you only go to that website once it does nothing to help speed up your browsing.  In fact it just eats up hard drive disk storage.  It also allows spyware and viruses to make a home on your PC. 

If you are unable to view this video, you will need to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player plugin.  It is safe and virus free to do so.  

 

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Learn how to delete browser cache by watching: 'How To Delete Your Browser History" video. How To Delete Your Browser History Video  

Or Follow these directions:

Microsoft IE Browser

Open IE| Tools| Delete Browsing History| Delete All

Mozilla Firefox

Open Firefox | Tools | Clear Private Data| Clear Private Data Now

 

About once a month I suggest you delete your Internet browsing history for improved computer performance.

 

 

 

5) Detect and repair disk errors

As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors on its disk platters where data and files are stored.  When you have bad sectors or spots on your hard drive your PC will slow down.  It is normal for hard drives to develop bad sectors or spots after short or long periods of usage.  Don't buy a new hard drive.  Just run the free Windows Check Disk program.

To Run the Error Checking utility

Close all open programs and files | Start | Run  | and type cmd in the Open line. Click OK

 Than use one of the following procedures to complete check disk:

To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f , and then press ENTER.

Note  If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y , and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r , and then press ENTER.

Note  If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y , and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.


 

You should run this utility once every few months to help prevent data loss and to get faster computer start up and faster computer performance.

Conclusion

So get faster computer start up and faster computer performance by doing these four easy and free routine steps. 

 

If you like these suggestions, you may also like my additional recommendations on speeding up your laptop computer. You can find them on my site at 5 Steps To Faster Computer Performance. 

 

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