Essentially, computers run smoothly over a series of commands. This process allows the user to be able to download and run certain applications. Whatever application you are running in your computer, it is supported by certain commands and would also take up memory in the computer. These lists of commands are located in the computers' registry. Any task that you want your computer to perform, it would automatically refer to the registry and find the information that is needed for your computer to do the wanted task. Over a period of time, it is inevitable that your computer would experience some errors, as instructions and information in your registry gets messed up. As a result, your computer would slow down and worst case, your computer would crash. In order to fix computer errors, there are easy tasks that you can do by yourself at the comfort of your home, without any expensive professional help.
One way to improve the performance of your computer is by cleaning your hard disk. Over time, your hard disk would be filled up with unwanted files and junk data and would result to fragmentation. If your hard drive has so many fragments, it would take longer for your computer to find files in its own filing arrangement thus, taking time to operate or open files and programs you are trying to use. Windows will provide with two tools: Disk Clean Up tool and Disk Defragmenter. As the name suggests, the disk clean up tool will help in cleaning up space in the hard disk. This utility would locate files that you can safely delete, and then ask you to choose whether to delete some or all the identified files. Examples of unwanted hard disk files are - recycle bin, program set up files, temporary file folders, outdated system restore points, browser history and unwanted programs. The disk defragmenter tool would consolidate all files stored on it and speed up your computer after you have cleaned your disk.
Another way of fixing and preventing errors on your computer is by performing a virus scan. A computer must have an updated virus scanner to prevent and ensure that your computer is free from malevolent information. A virus is a major cause in computers that behave erratically.
Fixing problems using Windows XP Boot CD is another way. A lot of times, a virus infection will damage the boot sector of your computer. So by using your Windows XP Boot CD, you can now repair the installation of your Windows XP from the damage that the virus has done. This CD would just require you to perform certain tasks to smoothly start up your computer.
Last but not least, we can prevent future problems and also fix computer clutters and errors by performing a registry scan. By doing so, computer files such as DLL (dynamic link library), EXE (executable), and driver files can perform entries in the computer and you can operate properly on your computer. If your registry is damaged or unstable due to unwarranted expansion, the system would significantly slow down and eventually cause some errors. Registry scans that are performed regularly to the system of your computer would detect and also remove unwanted data and files from it. Anyone can do this quite easily and economically with the help and guidance from a reliable registry cleaner tool.
Fortunately, there are now a lot of free registry scans online that you can be performed without the hassle of contacting a professional. You can perform tasks such as registry maintenance, scan and repair some registry and computer errors, removing malevolent virus and spy ware, performing registry backup and also defragging the registry.