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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

How to Defragment a Hard Drive

Many people are already doing this, but it is one of the most important things you can do to keep your computer running at it's best. Over time, after installing and uninstalling programs, your hard drive can become fragmented. Doing a disk defragment on a regular basis is a "must do". Windows users go to MY COMPUTER, right click on your hard drive (usually drive C:), go to PROPERTIES, click on the TAB that says TOOLS, then click DEFRAGMENT NOW. When the defragment program opens click on DEFRAGMENT. I recommend defragmenting once per week. There is also an ANALYZE button you can press to see if Windows recommends the defragment once you get the program opened up.

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Monday, March 07, 2005

Daily Computer Tips and FAQ

Has your home page changed? There are several malicious programs that will hijack your web browser. In many cases, your anti-spyware program will not remove all of the components of this hijacker and it will come back. You can download a program to remove this called hijackthis HERE! The best way to solve this problem is to never have your browser hijacked! If you are using SPYBOT, go to TOOLS on left hand panel, then go to IE TWEAKS and click the box that says "Lock host file read-only as protection against hijackers". This will help prevent your browser from being hijacked.

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Saturday, March 05, 2005


Hi, I'm the Amarillo Computer Guy! I created this blog to help people out with their computer problems. If you have a computer problem, or would just like to add a comment, please do so! Have a great day!! You may also check out my site for FREE Software~FAQ~Tip of the Day!