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« on: August 12, 2005, 07:55:01 AM »

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well.... i just got my new com 2 months ago... and i did something wrong and so i system restored it. im just wondering if any damage would b done to the hdd? one more thing im wondering... i have installed an enormous amount of games on. would uninstalling cause any damage as well? thx a lot
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005, 02:01:45 PM »

can some1 just help me... pls??
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2005, 02:04:57 PM »

Hello ah-bee, Thank you for being patient

There is no damage done to the hard drive when using System Restore. And I would say you would be better off to remove some of the games you are no longer using.
Always make sure you remove them properly. Start by going to Add/Remove Programs and remove from there. Then go to the Program Files and delete the folder if still present
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005, 02:06:13 PM »

thx a lot... i worry too much about my new pc Cheesy dont wanna stuff it up. thx for helping
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005, 02:08:33 PM »

1 more thing... is there any way that i can keep my hdd at optimal performance besides keeping the space, defragment
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2005, 02:09:09 PM »

Your Welcome stop by for all your computer issues/questions , we are glad to help Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005, 02:12:42 PM »

The best thing to do is keep your O.S. up-to-date by applying all the critical updates and services packs. Also keep your anti-virus definitions current and scan regularly for viruses. Using scan disk and defragmenter once a month is a good rule also.
You may also want to keep some one these programs installed to help keep out adware and spyware. Other than that theres not much more to do to a hard drive to keep it in top shape, they do wear out eventually Embarrassed

Keep these installed and update/scan weekly

Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
 To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.
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Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005, 02:14:14 PM »

thx so much... ppl here are so friendly Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2005, 04:47:05 PM »

I was going to suggest defragmenting, but you already do that . After removing a lot of programs or adding a lot of programs is an optimal time to defragment, because that is a time when lots of space is used/freed and it is often fragmented.

Aside from all the suggestions Geekgirl gave, you could try Firefox which is an alternate web browser (you use it instead of Internet Explorer). It is supposedly faster, I use it for the tab feature (you can create multiple tabs all on the same window and then 'ctrl + tab' through them quickly). On top of those reasons, it is significantly safer than Internet Explorer. There isn't any spyware that attacks FireFox like there is with Internet Explorer. Using Firefox I have been spyware free for more than 3 months (scanning occasionally just to be sure) so in my opinion that is one of the most important things you can do to keep your computer in tip top shape.
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