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Scan Your Hard Disk Now For Better Performance


ScanDisk Computer Tips Free
Sometimes you may notice that your computer systems are running slow, many programs stop responding halfway, or your CPU usage for the system process approaches 100 percent. At this rate, you should check your hard disk immediately by using ScanDisk Utility.

What is Scandisk?
ScanDisk is a utility in Microsoft Windows which checks your drive to make sure there aren’t any problems with it. ScanDisk scans your hard disk for errors and manage to repair the errors found.
The errors usually caused by improper shut down, improper installation of certain files, viruses, worms and Trojan horses. Using ScanDisk Utility to scan and correct errors can fix damage caused to Windows systems and improving system performance.
Just like you give your car a body check periodically to make sure your car is safe to drive, you should scan your hard disk periodically to keep your system running smoothly.
How to open and use ScanDisk Utility?
For Windows 95/98/ME Users:
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(Start –> Programs –> Accessories –> System Tools –> ScanDisk)
Select the drive you would like to check, then select the type of test you would like ScanDisk to run. A standard test checks the FAT tables and directories entries only, it takes shorter time to complete the process. A thorough test checks on each single sector of the drive and it takes longer time to complete the process. Finally, click “Start”.

For Windows XP/Vista Users:
Double-click “My Computer”, and then right-click the “hard disk” that you want to check.
Click “Properties”, and then click “Tools”.
Under “Error-checking”, click “Check Now”.
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To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the “Automatically fix file system errors” check box. To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” check box. Finally, click “Start”.
For Windows XP Users, if you receive the following message:
“The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
Click “Yes” to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
For Windows Vista Users, if you receive the following message:
“Windows can’t check the disk while it’s in use – Do you want to check for hard disk errors the next time you start your computer?
Click “Schedule Disk Check”, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
What are you waiting for? Scan your hard disk NOW!

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