If you’re using a Windows computer right now, then you have access to a powerful application without even knowing it. That application is called “Error Checking”, and it’s an easy way to heal your PC of several common ailments.
By scanning your hard drive for corrupt or damaged files, the Error Checking utility speeds up hard drive access times and reduces the number of system errors. Since these errors are constantly draining away your computer’s performance, the Error Checking application can provide a significant boost to your computer’s speed.
How to run Windows’ Error Checker
To fix problems on your computer’s hard drive, head to your ‘My Computer’ menu. In Windows 7, this menu is simply known as ‘Computer’. From here, you can see all the hard drives currently running on your computer.
Right click on any of these disks and select ‘Properties’, then ‘Tools’ and select ‘Error Checking. Then, the application will run and scan your hard drive for any problems. It’s that simple! Allow a few minutes for the application to complete and then check the report. Your hard drive will now be healed of corruption problems and other errors.
If you have multiple hard drives, then you may want to perform this scan on each drive. This will ensure that your entire computer is operating smoothly and could significantly reduce the time it takes for your PC to access any files – including program files – on your hard drive. Since file corruption errors impede hard drive search times, many users see a noticeable boost in speed after running a scan with the Windows Error Checking tool.
Obviously, the best part about this Fix My PC tip is that it’s free! Try it out today on your PC to see if you can repair your computer’s performance.