ComputerBill's Computer Repair

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WINDOWS 98/2000
COMPUTER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
A. CLEAN TEMP DIRECTORY
  1. Right click START button on start bar. Slide up and click EXPLORE once.
  2. In Explore scroll down and highlight the TEMP folder.
  3. Click EDIT at top once; get a drop down menu.
  4. Slide down to SELECT ALL; click once.
  5. Click FILE at top and get drop down menu.
  6. Slide down to DELETE and click once.
  7. SAY YES and/or YES TO ALL. DELETE ALL FILES IN TEMP FOLDER
B. DISK CLEANUP:
  1. double click MY COMPUTER
  2. click right mouse button on C: (drive) & get drop down menu
  3. go to Properties, click once
  4. click DISK CLEANUP once
  5. select all files w/checkmark & click OK
  6. WAIT and let computer do it's thing
  7. exit from Cybermedia Non-critical File Cleaner
  8. do once a month
C. SCANDISK:
  1. double click MY COMPUTER
  2. click right mouse button on C: (drive) & get drop down menu
  3. go to Properties, click once
  4. click TOOLS TAB at top
  5. click [CHECK NOW] tab once
  6. click STANDARD once a month; THOROUGH every 3 months
  7. click Automatically Fix Errors
  8. click START and wait till finished
  9. close Scandisk Results Window
  10. close Scandisk Window
D. DEFRAG: *MAKE SURE ALL PROGRAMS ARE CLOSED & SCREEN SAVER IS OFF*
  1. double click MY COMPUTER
  2. click right mouse button on C: (drive) & get drop down menu
  3. go to Properties, click once
  4. click TOOLS TAB at top
  5. click DEFRAGMENT NOW once
  6. WAIT till done (approx. 30 min)
    NOTE: disregard message that says "you don't have to defrag at this time" HIT START ANYWAY!
    You can click [SHOW DETAILS] to watch defragging of hard drive.
    If you do not watch, it is best to turn your monitor off.
  7. DO RIGHT AWAY WITH NEW COMPUTER/THEN DO QUARTERLY.

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ComputerBill's Computer Repair. All rights reserved. Last reviewed: 21 June 2001