The Disk Cleanup Utility, a featured component of every version of Microsoft Windows, scans your computer for files that the system no longer needs. Running this application regularly reduces clutter on your computer system, increasing the amount of free space on your hard drive and improving Windows’ overall performance.
Checking your hard disk for errors helps you identify hardware drivers that are missing or corrupted. With a missing or corrupted printer driver, a vital connection between your computer and business thermal printer from Zebra (or some other manufacturer) is cut off, rendering the device totally useless. The same holds true for all other peripherals and their drivers.
Disk cleanup on Windows is simple. You just have to open “My Computer” and right-click on the hard disk drive icon, usually designated “C.” From the pop-up menue select “Properties” and click the Disk Cleanup button. Alternatively, you can do a “quick launch” of the Disk Cleanup Utility from the Windows Start Menu. Delete temporary files—neither you nor your computer needs them, so don’t be afraid about them disappearing. The only files you may need to keep are downloaded program files.
Somewhere along the way, you will be asked whether you want seldom-used files to be compressed. Allow Windows to proceed with compression—this procedure does not affect the usability of these files and will help you save hard drive space. And don’t forget to take a good look at the graph which tells you how much free and unused space you have. Remember to keep at least 10% of your hard drive free for optimum hard drive performance.
Error checking is integrated with disk cleanup in recent versions of Windows. Allow this utility to automatically fix file system errors. This option is highly recommended and should solve most file system errors detected, including hardware driver problems. As much as possible, let the error-checking application scan your hard drive for bad sectors as well. This makes sure that your computer avoids using those sectors in the future.
Neglect routine disk cleanup and you will run into “Low Disk Space” errors. This is particularly troublesome for servers, with their huge data loads. And in case you receive an error message telling you that certain hardware need replacement, you can rely on computer hardware suppliers like Code Micro for new IBM Pseries parts and other components you might require.
Many corporations discontinue the use of their computers after three to four years of service. While these machines and their internal components may be outdated, they may still have something to offer a business organization. Old computers purchased from a professional refurbishing company like Code Micro, use hardware such as the IBM PSeries parts to make these machines look and function like new.
The main reason you should consider purchasing refurbished machines is for cost-savings. Refurbished computers typically cost 20 to 50% less than brand new ones. You can find refurbished desktops, laptops, handheld devices, and almost any kind of hardware in a wide array of models and specifications. While you can buy entire refurbished computers, you could save even more by buying computer parts individually and assembling the system yourself.
Does this mean that you should run out and get yourself a refurbished computer the next time your office requires a new PC? Perhaps, but you shouldn’t do so without planning ahead and doing some research. Below are some of the considerations you’ll need to think about when buying refurbished computers.
IBM XSeries Parts cost almost $350 when brand new; but you can get them for less than $200 when refurbished. This illustrates how much you can save if you were to go refurbished. If your company is in need of 50 such units, the amount saved would be rather significant.
Reputable refurbishing companies can provide the same warranty coverage for the new and refurbished computer products they sell. Therefore, in terms of warranty, you’re not really losing anything by opting for refurbished computers. If warranty is important to you, make sure to buy your refurbished computer parts from a reputable company.
Refurbished computers are formerly defective computers which have been restored by replacing the defective parts with new ones. They are then tested for like-new functionality before they are sold. When refurbished parts are tested, it is not only the replacement parts that are tested, but the entire system. Put simply, a refurbished Lucent Fan Tray will function as if it were brand new. Again, be sure to buy only from reputable refurbishing companies to ensure that you have problem-free computers.
In this day and age, maintaining your computer should be one of your highest priorities. After all, you can hardly perform your daily tasks and projects, or gather resources and communicate with colleagues, without a reliable computer within reach. In order to ensure that your HP is running at its optimal level it’s important to protect and take good care of the computer itself. Your Hewlett Packard 462535-001 System Board for Hp Pavilion Dv2500 or system board for short is the most vital component of your computer. Protect this component with careful transportation of the computer itself, allowing your computer to rest, and installing the most recent updates.
Transporting Your Computer
Be very careful when carrying your computer from location to location. One of the first computer care tips you’ll ever learn is to avoid dropping or bumping your unit at all costs—this can cause damage to the internal components. Also be sure not to place any heavy objects or anything for that matter on top of your computer. Weight on your computer is often times enough to cause minor damage.
Turning It Off
Allowing your computer to rest after hours of non-stop usage can help lengthen its lifespan and increase its efficiency. Before powering the computer off, remember to check if the hard drive’s light is still on; turning off the unit without taking this precaution can cause loss or corruption of saved data and other files.
A computer works best when it has the latest software installed. Updating your system to the newest software will help your computer to operate more efficiently and will alleviate otherwise additional stress of running old operating systems. It’s advisable to have a reliable technician do this for you since some of the software updates and the installation process itself can be complex and confusing for an average user. Ask your computer technician to conduct a monthly tune up to ensure optimal functionality. We would recommend an upgrade to IBM PSeries Parts if your system is running slow.