There are many reasons why you should take care of your computer. One is that this is a great investment for most people, and it is likely to keep it as short as possible.
You can do a lot of things you can to help your PC's lifespan, both hardware and software wise. It's always a good idea to keep your computer clean. A clean computer runs faster and takes longer.
Here are some ways to clean and maintain the software (operating system) on your computer. Run the defragmenter utility, at least monthly or twice. In Windows XP, this can happen in the Start menu, then in All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then Disk Defragmenter. Defragmenter ensures that the files are located at the correct location of the hard disk and that they need to increase the total computer speed
. Solve old files. If you frequently install / uninstall the software, you can leave a number of unwanted files in temporary and system folders. In Windows XP, you must run Disk Cleanup Utility once and for a while to clean up things. This utility is located in the Start menu, then Programs Accessories, System Tools, and then Disk Maintenance
3. Antivirus scanning. Viruses can cause the computer to slow down or do not work at all. Always have a good virus scanner installed and up-to-date. Some well known virus scanners are Norton, McAfee, and AVG.
4th Scan other malicious programs. Other malicious programs may include spyware, adware, key registrants, and trojan programs. These software can be installed without your knowledge when installing another program or visiting a web site. Your computer might slow down considerably. Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware are two well-known malicious scanners.
There are some ways to keep hardware running. Clean the port. Computers are notorious for dust accumulation. Always open and clean it once and at the same time. This can be done by vacuum cleaner or dust extractor.
2nd Keep your computer cool. Always make sure you keep your computer in a well ventilated place. This will help keep your computer up-to-date and extend the life of your hardware.
3rd Buy quality hardware. When buying new parts for your computer, try purchasing high quality parts. If you have acquired components from manufacturers, you can be sure you get good technical support and the components are well-crafted and do not cause any problems with other hardware.
Theses are just a few tips to help you run your computer for a long time. There are many other things you can do, but following the next few tips you can be sure that you will reduce future computer problems.