There is nothing more frustrating than when your computer freezes, especially when it decides that it is just going to do it at random times with now warning whatsoever. What even makes it worse is trying to figure out why it keeps locking up on you.
Ultimately, you have quite a bit of control over the things. If you use your PC for surfing the internet, creating documents or playing games without doing some regular maintenance, then you are cooking up a very good recipe for having something go wrong.
Let’s go over some quick maintenance tips that you can do once or twice every month that will really keep your computer running in tip-top shape.
Uninstall Unused Programs: Every new computer today whether it be a Dell, HP or Sony come with so many programs you will never even think of using that it is almost ridiculous. I would recommend that if you have a new machine to use it for a week or so and see which programs you are going to actually use. After that, go into the Add/Remove Programs inside the control panel and start uninstalling every program that is unfamiliar or you know you don’t use. If you uninstall a good number of programs, I would recommend running a Disk Defrag and cleaning up the registry with a good registry cleaner.
Clean Up Those Files: I know, hard drives today are enormous and one has to work really hard to use up all of the space. However, this does not mean you should not be maintaining and keeping your files cleaned up. Quick Tip: Don’t clutter your desktop with so many files that you can’t see the desktop wall paper. This is a big culprit when it comes to computer performance. Utilize the My Documents folder to store all of the files you create. Running Disk Cleanup is also a really good utility. It takes all of the guess work out of ‘what files should I delete’. You can access Disk Cleanup by going to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. If you take these things into consideration, you will not only speed your computer up, but you will be doing omen’s work at preventing freezes.