Regular PC Maintenance
One way to prevent trouble is to be a stickler for maintenance. While it’s possible to use a PC and never maintain it, you’ll find your computer-human relationship boosted by following these key words of advice:
Keep your PC’s files and the system backed up.
Check the hard drive usage occasionally to ensure that you don’t run out of storage.
Run the Check Disk program to scan the hard drive for errors.
Regularly run Defrag on Windows XP computers. Some versions of Windows do not automatically schedule disk utilities.
Clean your PC and vacuum the keyboard. Use the proper material to clean the LCD monitor. Keep dust and pet hair out of the console’s vents.