Showing posts with label Maintenance Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maintenance Tips. Show all posts

Use CCleaner to Clean Your PC

CCleaner works to find and remove the temporary file in the computer quickly. It can also repair the registry in Windows. If you normally use 1-Click-Maintenance of Tune Up Utilities, CCleaner this same functionality, but is faster and free.

What is a temporary file?

When any one program run in Windows, it will create a temporary file called a temporary file. However, after the program is closed, the temporary file is left unattended. Over time this is getting a lot of temporary files and would waste space on the hard disk.
CCleaner can also delete history for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and many other applications, including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, and more.

Get CCleaner here.

Installation Your Computer (PC Assemble)

"Step By Step" Installing Your Own Computer

Here is the step by step how to install computer,

Level in computer installation consists of:



Good preparation will facilitate the installation of computers and avoid problems that may arise. Related issues in preparation include:

1. Computer Configuration Determination
2. Preparation Components and Supplies
3. Security

1. Computer Configuration Determination

Computer configuration associated with the determination of the types of components and functions and how all components can work as a suitable computer system desires. Determination of the type of processor initiated component, motherboard, and other components. Factors suitability or compatable from components on the motherboard should be noted, because each type of motherboard has a kind of processor, memory modules, ports and I / O bus are different.

2. Preparation Components and Equipment

Computer components need to be completed beforehand to facilitate installation. Complete equipment consists of:

• Computer Components
• Equipment components such as cables, screws, jumpers, bolts etc.
• manual and reference book of the component
• Tools such as flat and Philips screw driver
• Software operating system, device drivers and software applications.

The user is required as a reference to know the position of the element connection diagram (connectors, ports and slots) and element configuration (jumpers and switches) as well as the way that your computer settings are installed. Software CD is required to install the operating system, device drivers from the device, and application program on the computer finishes installing

3. Security

Security measures needed to avoid problems such as component damage by static electricity, falls, over heating and liquid spills. Prevention due to static electricity by:

• Use anti-static bracelet or touching a metal surface on the chassis before holding the components to remove static load.
• Do not directly touch the electronic components, connectors or the network but hold on a metal or plastic body found on components.


Level computer installation process consists of:

1. Preparation motherboard
2. Installing the Processor (CPU)
3. Installing the Heatsink
4. Installing the Memory Module
5. Installing the Motherboard in Casing
6. Installing the Power Supply
7. Installing the Motherboard Cables & Casing
8. Installing the Drive
9. Installing the Adapter Card
10. Final Solution

1. Preparation motherboard

Check your motherboard manual book to see where the setting equipment components.

2. Installing the Processor (CPU)

Processors more easily installed before the motherboard is installed in the casing. I install the processor socket and slot types are different

Determine the position of pin 1 on the processor and the processor socket on the motherboard, usually located at the ends marked with dots, triangles or depressions.
Raise the locking lever position socket to open.
Insert the processor into the socket by first coordinating position the feet processors with socket holes. bowed, until there is no space between the processors with socket.
Lower the locking lever back.

3. Installing the Heatsink

Function of heatsink is remove heat generated by the processor. For heat transfer mengoptimamkan the heatsink should be installed close to the top of the processor with some of the retaining clip on the heatsink surface coated conveyor gene heat (thermal grease). Heatsink comes with a fan to connect power to the fan connector to the motherboard.

4. Installing the Memory Module (RAM)

Each type of memory module SIMM, DIMM and RIMM are distinguished by the position of the recess on the side and bottom of the module.

How to install for each type of memory module as follows.


1. Adjust indentation position on the knob on the module slot.
2. Install the module by making oblique angle of 45 degrees in slot
3. Push to vertical module slot, the locking lever on the slot will automatically lock the module.

Type DIMM and RIMM

How to install DIMM and RIMM modules same and there is only one way that will not be overturned because there are two depressions as a guide. Perbedaanya DIMM and RIMM indentation position

Lay down locking hook on the end of the slot
Adjust indentation position on the knob on the module connector slot. and enter the module into the slot.
Hooks locks automatically lock when the RAM slot is already installed.

5. Installing the Motherboard in Casing

The motherboard is attached to the casing with a screw and holder (Standoff). Method of attachment is: -
  • Determine the position of the holes for each plastic and metal seat. Hole for metal seat (metal spacer) is marked by a ring on the edge of the hole.
  • Install metal or plastic holder on the tray casing according to the position of each seat hole motherboard.
  • Place the motherboard on the casing until the head holder tray out of the holes on the motherboard. Install the locking screws on each metal holder.
  • Install frame I / O ports (I / O sheild) on the motherboard if any.
  • Install the tray casing already installed the motherboard in the casing and lock with screws.

6. Installing the Power Supply

Several types of casings are equipped power supply. When the power supply not included then the installation as follows:

Enter the power supply on the shelf in the back of the casing. Install four screws fastening seed.
Connect the power connector from the power supply to the motherboard. ATX power connector types have only one installation of up to not be upside down .. Connect the power cable to the fan, if wearing a cooling fan for the CPU.

7. Installing the Motherboard Cables and Casing

Once the motherboard is installed in the casing next step is to install the cable I / O panel on the motherboard and the casing.
  • Attach the data cable to the floppy in the floppy drive controller on the motherboard (if any)
  • Attach the IDE cable on the primary and secondary IDE connector on the motherboard. (Now cable SATA)
  • On the back of the casing there is a hole to install additional port non slot type. Open the cover plate locking screw hole connector port and enter the port that is to be installed and install the screws back.
  • When the mouse is not yet available port on the back of the card casing mouse connector should be installed then connected to the mouse connector on the motherboard.
  • Ties cable connectors on the front panel of the switch casing, LED, internal speakers and ports installed in front of the casing when there is to the motherboard. Check your motherboard diagram to find the exact location of connectors.

8. Installing the Drive

Install procedure hardisk drive, floppy, CD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD is the same as the following:
  • Open / remove the drive bay cover (space to drive on the casing)
  • Enter from the front of the drive bay with the prior set the jumpers (master / slave) on the drive.
  • Adjust the position of the screw holes on the drive and then install casing retaining screw drive.
  • Connect the IDE cable connector to the motherboard padai drive (primary connector used earlier)
  • When the IDE cable connected to the drive jumper settings make sure differences ie both the first drive is set as the master and the other as the slave.
  • Secondary IDE connector on the motherboard can be used to connect two additional drives.
  • Floppy drives connected to the motherboard floppy connector specific
  • Connect the power cable from the power supply to the drive.

9. Installing the Adapter Card

Common adapter card installed is graphic cards, sound, network, modem and SCSI adapters. Graphic card must be installed before any other adapter card. I install the adapter:

Hold the adapter card at the edges, avoid touching components or electronic networks. Press card to get on the right connector on the motherboard expantion slot
Install the retaining screws to the chassis card
10. Final Solution

Install the chassis cover
  • Cord Power cable connect to a wall socket.
  • Attach the monitor to the port connector graphic card.
  • Connect the keyboard cable connector and mouse connector into the mouse port or serial port (depending on type of mouse).
  • Connect other external Devices such as a speaker, joystick, and microphone when there is a suitable port. Check the manual of the card to ensure that the location of the port adapter.

Waiting Long to Shutdown Your PC?

Are you having trouble the 'shutdown' computer too long? Maybe all this you often encounter speed problems 'shutdown', each time going 'shutdown' computers, you had to wait too long .. If you encounter problems or want to speed up the process of 'shutdown' your computer, follow these steps.

There are 4 step together, please follow one by one.

01 - Start> Run> regedit> click OK
02 - click HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Control Panel> Desktop
03 - select 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
04 - Right click your mouse and select 'Modify'
05 - Change the value to '1000 'and click OK

01 - Repeat the above Step (steps 01 to 02)
02 - select 'HungAppTimeout'
03 - Right click your mouse and select 'Modify'
04 - Change the value to '1000 'and click OK

01 - Start> Run> regedit> click OK
02 - click HKEY_USERS>. DEFAULT> Control Panel> Desktop
03 - select 'WaitToKillAppTimeout'
04 - Right click your mouse and select 'Modify'
05 - Change the value to '1000 'and click OK

01 - Start> Run> regedit> click OK
02 - click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> System> CurrentControlSet> Control
03 - select 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout'
04 - Right click your mouse and select 'Modify'
05 - Change the value to '1000 'and click OK

Done!! .. For those of you who are new to the 'regedit' you may feel very difficult to do, but eventually you'll get used to 'regedit'. and many pc tricks that I have an upcoming show or will use 'regedit'!! .. so do not be afraid to try!! .. try and error is common in the computer.

Increase Your PC Performance (For Windows XP)

Typically, most users run the defragmenting process. It aims to re-arrange all the data on your hard drive so that each file are arranged in a disk location and nearby undisturbed. Many system builders and PC technicians taught and still believe that the hard drive is capable of mendefrag maintain PC operating at peak performance. Although this process can help mendefrag old PC, but other factors must also be considered. Today, many new PCs are equipped with hard drives Serial ATA (SATA) or a speed of 7200-RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) or 10,000 RPM can reduce search time and waiting, as well as a cache buffer (buffer) and as much as 8MB. Not forgetting the concept of NTFS (NT File System) XP efficient enough. So, the PC is able to feature improved performance.

However, the process is still considered necessary mendefrag. The reason, the power consumption and heat may be directly related to the hard drive fragmented. If the data file does not close when you ask the OS data, the search process may need more time. But more importantly, if the disk fails. If it happens, the chances of data can be recovered from a failed hard drive or damaged to get better if the data is nearby. The reverse is if they are scattered randomly.

Some effective techniques

In addition to mendefrag process to improve the performance of XP, are reproduced below some other means can be used. Each of the following ways can improve the performance of your PC.

Be sure XP use NTFS concept.
If you are not sure, check first. To do so, double click on the My Computer icon, right-click the drive C:, then select Properties. Next, check the File System type. If it says FAT32, please keep your important data. Then, click the Start menu, Run, type CMD, and click OK. On display 'prompt', type CONVERT C: / FS: NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take some time. So, make sure the PC is not disturbed and virus free. File system used by the bootable drive is FAT32 or NTFS. You choose NTFS recommended for higher security, reliability, and efficiency with large hard drives.

Turn off file indexing service.
Services will extract information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "Searchable keyword index." Most people do not need this service, especially in the corporate environment pengguan involving many thousands of documents in the server computer. If it is not necessary, it can be turned off. To do so, double click on the My Computer icon, then right-click the drive C: and select Properties. Do not mark the option "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, change the option to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If there is a warning or error message appears (such as "Access id denied"), click the Ignore All button.

Empty the Windows prefetch folder.
Please empty the folder (data safe and frequently used applications) every three non-or more. Prefetch can make the process faster loading when needed users, but from time to time, this folder may be filled reference files and applications no longer required. In effect, XP need more time, and slow system performance because the reference should be loaded. Contents of this folder is not critical even deleted everything. So kandungananya in C: WINDOWSPrefetch can be deleted manually or using software.

Enable DMA.
Start by opening the Device Manager window. Then double-click on the device IDE ATA / ATAPI Controllers, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-click on Primary IDE Channel and click Advanced Settings category. Make sure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for Device 0 and Device 1. Repeat the same process on the Secondary IDE Channel anyway. See Figure 5.

Get rid of all the spyware on PCs.
This removal process can be done using free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or Spybot Search & Destroy. Once the program is installed, be sure to check and download updates files before starting the scanning process. The goal, which was found later that spyware can be removed. Usually, free software that requires spyware to operate fails after the spyware was removed.

Remove any programs and / or unnecessary items from Windows Startup routine using the msconfig utility.
To do so, click the Start menu, Run, type msconfig, and click OK. Click the Startup category, then uncheck items you do not want to start when starting Windows. If you are not sure the item can be selected, visit the WinTasks Process Library. It contains known system processes, applications, as well as spyware references and explanations about. You can also identify itself with a track based on the file name using Google or other web search engines.

Turn off unnecessary animations, and disable the 'active desktop'.
To get optimal performance, you can turn off all animations. XP also offers a number of different settings in this case. To do so, click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click the Advanced category. Select the Settings button under Performance. Here you are free to choose the options available, as your changes will not alter the reliability of your PC - but the only reaction.

Do not divide (partition) drives.
XP NTFS file system operate more efficiently on one large partition berkapsiti. Data is not necessarily safer on a separate partition and reformat does not necessarily need to reinstall the OS. If you can use a partition, you can also use the folder. For example, if you put data on 'Drive D:', then you can also create a folder called "Drive D:". You will receive the same benefit of the organization as a separate partition, but without affecting system performance. In addition, the free space is not limited to the size of the partition. It is only limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you do not need to change any size. This task usually takes time and can affect the data.

Check the memory system to ensure that it operates properly.
You can also use a free program called MemTest86. It can make a bootable CD or diskette (if you want), which will run 10 extensive tests on the PC's memory automatically after you boot from the disk you created. If the program is having problems, turn off the PC and unplug the power cable. Remove the piece of memory (assuming more than one), and run the test again.

Open a separate window.
If you have problems Windows Explorer window that often interfere with and affect the performance of the OS, try the following steps. Open My Computer, click Tools, then Folder Options. Then click on the View category. Scroll down until you find the option "Launch folder windows in a Separate process". Check this option. You need to reboot the PC to enable this option enabled. Note the disturbance it would be resolved.

Restart Windows When Mouse Fail Works

Sometimes when there is a glitch in the windows, the mouse was not working. you have to use the keyboard to restart windows. do this:

Win key or Ctrl + Esc to start the Start menu.
After that press U to select the Shutdown command. (For windows xp) or use the right arrow key (for Windows 7).
use the arrow keys up / down to select the Restart.
press the enter key to continue.
if you have not saved the document file is opened, Windows will remove the instructions for your first save. press the Enter key to save the file unsaved document.
sometimes when restarting, the computer take too long to work again. To make sure windows is repairing itself, see the hard disk indicator light. if the flashing lights mean the computer still works and if does not go on or stay on, most likely your computer has hang.

You have to be patient because when Restart your computer may take longer than usual due to windows trying to find the problem and fix itself.

Simple Tips: Computer Care (Preventive Maintenance)

Computer like any other electronic equipment requires care. We used to listen to "Prevent IS BETTER THEN CURE" or "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE". 

Do not take for granted things like this. spend some time at their own once a week to do this preventive maintenance. one of the methods was scandisk and defragmentation and disk cleanup.

Defraggler: Ulitity Software To Defragment The Disk

This software to update your hardisk which is said every time we use the computer there's the impact on permanent storage, especially when we delete or remove the previous files.

Below are the pictures I have used the program. it very clear to show our hardisk conditions and can be distinguished by the use of color. In addition, this process faster and faster compared to the use of available disk defragmenter self.

Determine, Software or Hardware Problem

Sometimes when there is a computer problem, you'll call the supplier for assistance. so before you contact them, let you determine in advance what the cause of your computer breaks down? Hardware (hardware) or software. (software).

The first step is that you try to keep the non-damage. If perkaksan you connect to a computer to function properly. you can assume that the software that controls the hardware fails as expected.

Hardware is any part of the computer that physically exists that can be touched. In terms of software is something that you can not hold, that control your computer.

If your hardware is properly connected to the computer, meaning that the software drivers (device drivers) hardware that you install on the computer working properly. If hardware is not damaged failed to function properly, it is likely you need to update (update) the device driver or device drivers you have installed it in the wrong way or there is a conflict (Conflict) of the device driver.
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