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Many things happen to our computers as we use them that we don't even realize happen. A lot of this has to do with the fact that each individual thing usually doesn't affect our usage of the computer. But, if enough problems build up, your computer can run slow, give you errors, or even crash.

Most people don't even realize when something goes wrong with their computer. I don't, but eventually, I start to notice my computer moving slower when enough things pile up. Registry errors, low hard drive space, too many cookies, and many other things happen to computers everywhere, every day.

Below is a list of computer problems and some things you can do to prevent or fix these problems.

  • Low hard drive space. This happens when you have too many files, including programs. Go through the files you have and delete any you don't need anymore. Uninstall any programs you don't use, as they can be taking up vital space. Also, deleting unneeded fonts can free up some space. Go to your control panel, find the fonts button, and delete any fonts you don't use, like Wing Dings.
  • Registry errors. Unless you are a pro at working on computers, don't try to fix these yourself. And if you're reading this, I slightly suspect that you're not a pro. I'm good with a computer, but I don't even know how to fix registry errors, and I'm far from a pro.
  • Too many cookies. When you visit a website, chances are it leaves a cookie on your computer. Some cookies are used to store information, like if you have visited the site before. However, other sites might use cookies to track your usage of the internet. This is primarily used for demographics, but it's still intrusive into your privacy. If you're using Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, then Options, Privacy tab, and where it says "Firefox will:" put "Use custom settings for history." Finally hit Show Cookies and then Remove All Cookies. This can also help you browse the internet faster.
  • Too many temporary internet files. When you download an installer for a program or a file, it has to go somewhere. By default, it's your temporary internet folder. These files need to be cleared out sometimes. You can accomplish this in Firefox by going to Options, Privacy, and having "Firefox will:" to Remember history. Then hit the button bellow that says "Clear your recent history." You can accomplish this and many other things at the same time.

I hope this helps you to get your computer running better. It also helps if you learn more and other ways to take care of your computer.


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