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mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Sun, 5th Aug '07 2:39 AM

TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER & BETTER!

If you are using IE go to the top of your screen where it says tools-left click-scroll down to Internet options-left click- (General)-Temporary internet file- click Delete cookies-Delete files and check the box that says off line content. Go down to history and clear history.Go to the content tab and clear SSL state. This Will make your computer load pages alot faster. Do it on a regular basis. Now if you want to help make your comp. faster go to START- left click my comp. where it says HARD DISK DRIVE (usually C Dive) RIGHT CLICK_ SCROLL DOWN TO PROPERTIES, THERE YOU SHOULD SEE DISK CLEAN UP. This could take some time depending on how much junk you have aquired. You can still use the comp. while its cleaning but it will make your comp. slow until its done. Also in the same place you went to Disk clean up on the next tab is TOOLS TAB THERE IS ERROR CHECKING and DISC DEFRAGMENTATION- ERROR CHECK CLICK BOTH BOXES that say AUTOMATICALLY FIX FILE SYS.ERROR AND SCAN FOR AND ATTEMP RECOVERY OF BAD SECTORS. CHECK NOW. YOU WILL GET A MESSAGE THAT SAYS THIS DISCK CHECK COULD NOT BE PERFORMED BECAUSE " """""""""""". AND ASK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START IT THE NEXT TIME YOU START YOUR COMP> YES... DONT FORGET THE NEXT TIME YOU START YOUR COMP IT WILL START> DO NOT TURN OFF COMP> WHILE THIS IS RUNNING YOU WILL ENCOUNTER a SERIOUS PROBLEM IF YOU DO. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE COMP WHILE THIS IS RUNNING AND IT COULD TAKE UP TO 2 HRS. IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ON YOUR COMP. I WOULD PLAN TO DO IT BEFORE I GO TO BED...>WHEN IT IS DONE YOUR COMP WILL RESTART NORMALLY> OR Defrag your comp. it is self expainitory. it also will help your comp speed. any questions Im always here somewhere.
P.S.> INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR XP- OTHER VERSIONS WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.





rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 5th Aug '07 2:48 AM

YES....the instructions I gave on Post "WP" are for Windows ME

penguin
Penguin  (Level: 64.2 - Posts: 42)
Sun, 5th Aug '07 8:53 PM

aug 5 2007

Thanks. That's very useful. I'm computer-challenged.

Nancy

markieboy
Markieboy  (Level: 260.0 - Posts: 198)
Mon, 6th Aug '07 11:57 AM

I find threatening it with a big stick often gets no results what-so-ever

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Mon, 6th Aug '07 12:15 PM

How can I make the cup holder stop going in and out at random times...and where is the CD/DVD drive it is supposed to have?

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 4:46 AM

Tuzilla....if you are having trouble finding the CD/DVD drive
Try pressing ALL the buttons....and see what pops out !!!!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 7:32 AM

Tuzilla, since I moved that big thing that contains the cupholder off my desk and onto the floor I am just not quick enough to grab the beer before it pops back in. This gets kind of expensive but my dog loves it.


allena
Allena  (Level: 255.9 - Posts: 1392)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 2:10 PM

Mitchy said ... "This could take some time depending on how much junk you have aquired." Mine took 26 hours. I was afraid to interrupt it after the WARNING. I bet that is a record. Anyway, it is faster and I have you to thank. Now, I can't blame my computer for WordRounds! But I will still blame it for spelling mistakes! Thank you Mitchy.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 2:40 PM

26 hours? Geez. I've never had it take more than a couple of hours. Yours must have been really mucked up.



larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.7 - Posts: 383)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 3:48 PM

If disk maintenance (cleanup and defrag) takes more than an hour or two, you should do it more often. Every month or two would be a good starting point. If you can do a defrag daily, it should only take a few minutes unless you're doing something unusual.

Here's a way to do some disk cleanup automatically in Internet Explorer 7.0:

From the toolbar, select Tools, then Internet Options and Advanced.

Scroll down to "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" and click the box if it isn't already checked.

Besides cleaning up temporary files that will clutter and slow down your PC, this will avoid problems like Maurlin has had with Sploofus running slowly and it will also help protect you from malware getting at sensitive information like credit card and bank account numbers, passwords, etc. when you've been shopping or banking or Sploofusing. Just close the browser window (not just the frame) when you've finished your transaction or session.

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.7 - Posts: 383)
Tue, 7th Aug '07 4:14 PM

For earlier versions of Internet Explorer, the "Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed" option is done similarly.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 12:54 AM

Try it you might like it!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 1:22 AM

you lost me at tools, left, scroll down, or whatever it was

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 3:47 AM

You can do disk cleanup this way:

Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup

It deletes all unnecessary files -- you can view a list before it begins. It is more comprehensive.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 5:48 AM

They also delete cached files, so if you have a slow connection, you'll have to load every graphic image your machine repeatedly uses. And I believe Disk Cleanup will wipe away the passwords and preferences you've so carefully saved. TANSTAAFL.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 7:59 AM

Thanks for info, Ken. When I think of cached files, I think of temporary internet files, which are routinely deleted. Are you talking about the ones stored on the computer for access offline? If so, they are included, but the user has the option of excluding them from the cleanup. As I understand it, of course. Disk cleanup doesn't delete cookies.

Here's a good description of how Disk Cleaner works:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.7 - Posts: 911)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 3:16 PM

Thank you for all of the info but how do I do it with a Mac.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 6:09 PM

Garbage pickup is on Friday.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 9th Jul '09 6:22 PM

What I mean by cached files ...

They are indeed among the temporary internet files. For instance, see up there at the top of this page? The Sploofus logo? The three balls? The different buttons? The red banner across the top? Each of them is an image file (probably JPEG) that is invoked whenever this or most any other Sploofus page is opened. These things basically don't change; they'll stay constant until the site gets a makeover.

If you have them cached, your browser can just pull those things from the local copy, thus making for a quicker load of the full page. Otherwise, it will have to reach again and again across the internet to get them. Compare, say, with the text content of a news website, which you do want updated every time you go to the page.

Of course, if you have a consistent and fast connection, you might not really care.


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