After you have cleaned the hard disk and freed up some space on it, run the Disk Defragmenter tool to defrag the hard drive and make its files and folders contiguous.
Freeing up disk space and defragging the hard drive will considerably speed up your PC and fixe system errors such as memory errors or no disk space errors.
Maintain a Registry Free from Errors and Unwanted Information
The Windows Registry is used by your Windows operating system to store configuration information related to software, hardware and user preferences. Overtime, a lot of unwanted information accumulates in the registry causing clutter and fragmentation of its files. This causes unwarranted growth of the registry, which makes it unstable and may even cause severe damage to the registry. If the registry is damaged, the programs accessing it to perform various actions are likely to encounter problems leading to system errors and system crashes.
To prevent errors, caused by a damaged registry it is important for you to maintain a healthy registry by regularly scanning and removing obsolete and unwanted information from it. One of the easiest and most efficient methods to repair the registry is to use a registry cleaner tool. You can easily download and install a registry cleaner tool from the Internet. Registry cleaner tools are usually GUI-based, which makes them user-friendly and even non-technical users can easily use them to perform registry maintenance.
Some of the tasks that you can perform using a registry cleaner are:
- Detect and remove unwanted files from the registry.
- Repair registry errors to prevent system problems related to shared DLLs, ActiveX components, drivers, and many more.
- Remove malicious information added by malware such as viruses, Trojans and spyware.
- Make registry backups that you can easily restore if your registry fails.
- Defrag the registry to make it compact and contagious.
- Enhance data access time thereby speeding up the PC.
Detect and Prevent Malware Infections
Malware programs such as viruses, Trojans, and spyware are also a major cause of slow computer performance and system errors. These programs add numerous unwanted files and registry entries to the system and many times alter the way various programs operate on the PC. Spyware programs are notorious for stealing your personal and confidential information and trading it with external sources.
To prevent and remove malware infections, you need to use reliable antivirus and antispyware programs. Keep these programs updated with the latest definitions to ensure that your PC is protected against the latest malware, and run regular full system scans from both the programs to ensure that malware files have not crept into the PC.