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Tips on Cleaning Up Your Computer

Tips on Cleaning Up Your Computer

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Tips on cleaning up your computer: Windows 98How to clear out the Internet Files.
First right click on the Internet Explorer Icon, then click on properties.Now click on Delete cookies then OK.Now click on Delete files, now put a check in Delete all offline content. Now click OK.Now click on Clear History, then yes.Now click ok to close out the Internet Properties.
How to clear out the TEMP folder.
Double left click on My Computer.Double left click on "C" drive.Double left click on the Windows folder.If the files are hidden click on Show Files.Double left click on the TEMP folder.Now go to Edit, then select all and click on the delete button on the main toolbar.You should not delete any files newer than 3 days.If you don't have a delete button on the toolbar then go to File and then Delete.Click on yes when asked if you want to send the items to the recycle bin.
How to clear out the Applog folder.
Double left click My Computer.Double left click on "C" drive.Double left click on the Windows folder.Go to "View", then "Folder Options".Select "Show all files" under the Hidden Files" list.Click on OK.Now click on the "Show Files" in the "Windows" box.Double Left click on Applog Folder.Now click on Edit, then Select all.Now click on delete or go to "File" then Delete.You may want to undo the "Show all Files" now.Just follow the same steps as above except choose "Do not show hidden or systems files" thenOK.
I would do this about once a month.Be sure to run Scandisk and Defrag REGULARLY ! Run ScanDisk First.Err Msg: ScanDisk Has Restarted 10 Times Because Windows...
ScanDisk has restarted 10 times because Windows or another program has been writing tothis drive. Quitting some running programs may enable ScanDisk to finish sooner. Do youwant to continue receiving this warning?
CAUSE
This problem can occur:If Windows or another program writes to the hard disk while ScanDisk is scanning that disk. If you have many items on the Quick Launch toolbar (which appears to the right of the Startbutton). If an item on the Quick Launch toolbar periodically writes to the hard disk whileScanDisk runs.
NOTE:
This can occur when an antivirus program is running or when a Microsoft Worddocument is open and the Autosave feature is active.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, try the following methods. After you use each method, run ScanDiskto see if the problem is resolved. If the problem still occurs, continue to the next method. TurnOff the Quick Launch Toolbar While You Run ScanDisk. To do this, follow these steps:Right-click a blank area of the taskbar. On the shortcut menu that appears, point to Toolbars,and then click Quick Launch.
NOTE:
A check mark appears next to Quick Launch. When youclick Quick Launch, the check mark disappears. The Quick Launch toolbar is disabled. Afteryou run ScanDisk, follow steps 1 and 2 to again enable the toolbar. Remove Items from theQuick Launch Toolbar You can do this to help determine if an item is causing ScanDisk to
 
restart. To remove an item from the Quick Launch toolbar, follow these steps:Right-click the item that you want to remove.On the shortcut menu that appears, click Delete.On the Confirm File Delete message that appears, click Yes.
NOTE:
When you remove an item from the Quick Launch toolbar, you do not delete theprogram file, you delete only a shortcut to that file. To restore a shortcut to the Quick Launchtoolbar, drag it to a blank area of the Quick Launch toolbar.
Quit All Running Programs
To quit all programs that are currently running, follow these steps: Press CTRL + ALT +DELETE. In the Close Program dialog box, click any program in the list,
except Explorer
or
Systray
, and then click End Task. If you are prompted to click End Task again, do so.
NOTE:Explorer
and
Systray
are Windows components that Windows requires to function properly.Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each program that is listed in the Close Program dialog box,
exceptExplorer
and
Systray
.
Follow these steps to set the screen saver to None:
Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.Click the Screen Saver tab.In the Screen Saver box, click None.Click OK.If the AutoUpdate "Update Reminder" is running in the system tray, it may also interfere withScandisk. You can remove the AutoUpdate notification by clicking the Update Reminder iconand then either installing the recommended updates or clicking Remind Me Later. After youquit all running programs, try running ScanDisk again.
Restart in Safe ModeWindows Me or Windows 98
To start your computer in Safe mode, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRLkey after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then choose SafeMode from the Startup menu.
NOTE:
If you press and hold down the CTRL key when your computer starts, you may receivea keyboard error message. If this occurs, you can safely ignore the keyboard error message.After you restart the computer in Safe mode, try running ScanDisk again.
Windows 95
To restart your computer in Safe mode, click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart TheComputer, and then click Yes. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8key.After you restart the computer in Safe mode, try running ScanDisk again.
Windows 98 or Windows 95
To restart to a command prompt and run ScanDisk in real mode, follow these steps:Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode, and then click Yesor OK.At the command prompt, type scandisk, and then press ENTER.The first time this error message occurs, you have the option to continue to receive thewarning message or to suppress the error message in the future. You can also click Cancel. If you click Yes to continue receiving the error message, the message is displayed again if ScanDisk is unable to complete a disk scan after 10 passes. However, if you click No, ScanDiskcontinues to run until it either finishes or is canceled.
Also be sure to empty the Recycle Bin !Tips on cleaning up your computer: Windows 2000How to clear out the Internet Files.
First right click on the Internet Explorer Icon, then click on properties.Now click on Delete cookies then OK.Now click on Delete files, now put a check in Delete all offline content. Now click OK.Now click on Clear History, then yes.Now click ok to close out the Internet Properties.
 
How to clear out the TEMP folder.
Double left click on My Computer.Double left click on "C" drive.Double left click on the Winnt folder.If the files are hidden click on Show Files.Double left click on the TEMP folder.Now go to Edit, then select all and click on the delete button on the main toolbar.You should not delete any files newer than 3 days.If you don't have a delete button on the toolbar then go to File and then Delete.Click on yes when asked if you want to send the items to the recycle bin.
Be sure to run Scandisk and Defrag REGULARLY ! Run ScanDisk First.To run a ScanDisk on W2k....
Double left click on My Computer.Right click on "C" Drive.Click Properties.Click Tools.Click on Check Now … under Error-checkingClick Start.If you want to do a more in-depth error checking there are 2 other options available:First option is to Automatically fix file system errors (choosing this option will require a restartof the computer to run). When choosing this option you will see a box pop up that says, "Thecheck disk could not be preformed because exclusive access to the drive could not beobtained. Do you want to schedule this disk check to occur next time you restart thecomputer?" When prompted for this you would choose Yes if you want it to run on the nextreboot of the system.The second option for error checking is Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors (this will not require a restart of the system)
Also be sure to empty the Recycle Bin !Tips on cleaning up your computer: Windows XpHow to cut off the System Restore.
Right click My Computer.Click on Properties.Click on System Restore Tab.Put a check beside of Turn off System Restore.Click Apply and OK.
How to clear out the Internet Files.
First right click on the Internet Explorer Icon, then click on properties.Now click on Delete cookies then OK.Now click on Delete files, now put a check in Delete all offline content. Now click OK.Now click on Clear History, then yes.Now click ok to close out the Internet Properties.
How to clear out the TEMP folder.
Double left click on My Computer.Double left click on "C" drive.Now go to "tools" and select Folder options.Now click on View and select "show hidden files and folders" under the folder Hidden Files andFolders.Click apply and then OK.Double left click on the Documents and Settings folder.Double left click on the main User's Folder. (example: John Doe)Double left click on the Local Settings folder.Double left click on the TEMP folder.Now go to Edit, then select all and click on the delete button on the main toolbar.You should not delete any files newer than 3 days.If you don't have a delete button on the toolbar then go to File and then Delete.

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