Wow, after reading all those great responses from last week's question, I even got my computer starting up in a jiffy--no more lawn mowing while waiting for my computer to boot up! Here's the answer to last week's question:
Lately my PC seems to take forever to boot up. Im running Windows
XP with plenty of RAM. Any ideas? --Submitted
T., from Randolph, NJ
Do a disk cleanup. This will remove some of the junk that is cluttering up your system.
2. If necessary, clear out your temp files manually.
3. Uninstall any software you will not ever use.
4. Clean up the Windows registry with a commercial grade software package such as Norton SystemWorks.
5. Remove any un-needed icons from the Windows desktop and Start menu tree.
6. Run MSCONFIG and remove any rarely used programs from the Windows task bar.
the Windows task bar.
7. Defragment the hard drive.
--Submitted by member: Ben M. of Harvard, MA
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I'm donating my old PC to charity. What should I do to make sure all of my information is completely gone?
--Submitted by member: Jack K. of Jacksonville, FL
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