Thursday, August 18, 2011

Very Simple Ways to Do Your Own Computer Repair

By: John Schofield

Did you know that you could avoid having that expensive computer repair if you only know how to do simple things to your computer? As some experts say the salvation of your computer is always in your hand, this means that you can always do something so that you would not have to hire someone to do the repair for you. So in order to have your own self repair, just follow these simple maintenance tips.

1. Have the habit of defragging your computer memory. With overtime and regular use of our computers, most of our files and folders that are kept in our computerÕs memory can become fragmented. Since some of the memoryÕs spaces are caught between these files and folders, your computer will experience processing problems. Defragging will arrange your files into proper order and set everything for smoother operation.

2. Deleting unwanted installed program. Most of the times installed programs regardless if they are new or previously installed can slow down your PC if they are already crowding inside your Windows registry. When you open your computer, some of these programs will automatically run because these are programmed that way. With so many programs operating on the background and clogging up your system, this will definitely slow down your computer operation. Check your installed programs for unnecessary files and programs and delete them manually.

3. Always upgrade your memory. If your processor or memory is already obsolete then anything you do about your computer will not speed up your system. If you cannot afford to buy a new PC then go for the upgrading. You can always get your moneyÕs worth as you put extra RAM into your memory.

4. Always clean your Windows registry. This is the part of your computer where you store your information about anything. Anything that you do with your computer takes up its operation into the registry so the registry is more like the nerve center of your PC. Problems happen here when you uninstall a program or delete a folder and then some remains still stay in the registry. When the registry is already full, every operation will take up lots of memory to your computer and what you got is a slow computer.

What is alarming with regards to errors in your registry is that when the already clogged up registry can become infected with malware. When this happens, the condition of your Windows registry will be greatly compromised and this may even affect your operating system. If you happen to lose any part of your operating system, your computer will function abnormally. Try to develop a habit of using scanning tools and windows registry cleaner to maintain the health of your computer and avoid expensive computer repair.

Sometimes by just doing these simple trouble shooting and precautions, people can be able to repair their slow computer and have long lasting and functional computers. Just treat your computer as a very significant tool because actually these are the most functional equipment in our world today.