Having a computer at home or at office is nowadays a basic necessity. Spending a complete day without any contact with your computer is pretty much unimaginable. Every aspect of our life is now linked to the computers. It’s quite safe to say that our lives are now more integrated with the virtual world rather than the real world. Back in the stone ages, Man only wanted shelter and food. Now, the number 1 priority is to have a computer!
But, just having a computer at home is not enough. You need to take care of it as well. Using your computer everyday can put stress on your machine particularly if you’re not careful with properly maintaining it. But a computer’s very purpose is to be used, isn’t it?Indeed, there are some people out there who keep their personal desktops covered throughout the year without even running them just to make sure they don’t wear and tear. But such cases are very few. Normally, we treat our PC’s very roughly, both in physical as well as software terms.
For those among us who must use their computers on a daily basis for both their professional and casual work, there must be some to tips and tricks to keep our systems running smooth and secure.
The biggest complaint that computer users have with their systems is they get slower with time. Response rate goes down, waiting time increases, the hard disks start making strange whizzing noises, and the overall system seems to be dying down. We all want to see our computers running as smooth as silk with the speed of light. That can only be ensured if you regularly use two tools that are available for free in your Windows operating system.
The first tool that can do wonders with your system performance is the ‘Disk Defrag’ option. Defrag is short for Defragmentation which literally means to place closer and bunch them up. This tool does its magic by scanning your hard drive for fragmented files all over and then brings them to their optimal location. This helps your system to locate the files of the same software the next time it is required to be executed. It’s like reorganizing the books on a shelf that have been thrown all over the place. Defrag lets you free up valuable space as well so that new data can be stored in replacement.
The second vital tool is the ‘Scan Disk’ option which runs a complete scan of your hard drives and corrects any errors found. Detections like incorrect file names and temporary files misplacement can cause your system to slow down. ‘Scan Disk’ fixes these issues and ensures that your hard disk is error free.
These two options suggested are the most basic among a wide variety of tools you can use to speed up your hard disk’s performance, which in turn helps improving your overall system speed. The best part about using these two tools is that they are completely free and very easy to perform. You can do it all by yourself and will not be requiring any guidance from an expert.