Run Disk Check for Vista

Computers store all kinds of files and information that, for the most part, we are not aware that it is storing. From time to time we need to clean out some of this stuff in order to keep things working efficiently. To do a Disk Check, Microsoft has included a utility called Disk Cleanup to help us with our cleaning chores. Using Disk Cleanup can help your computer run faster and more trouble-free.

Click on Start and click Computer on the right of the Start menu

Right click on OS (C:) this is your C Drive (yours may look different because you may have your view set different from the picture below, this is a Tile View) and click on Properties

 

From the Properties box choose the Tools Tab. In the section called Error-Checking, click on Check Now. Notice there is a Security Shield, this means you must have administrator privileges before you can proceed.

 

Once you click Check Now this open the Check Disk dialog box

 

In the Check Disk box, check all the boxes and click on Start

Click on Yes to schedule a disk check the next time you restart your computer

Then, restart your computer before you go to bed and Check Disk will work while you sleep.

Computers store all kinds of files and information that, for the most part, we are not aware that it is storing. From time to time we need to clean out some of this stuff in order to keep things working efficiently. Microsoft has included a utility called Disk Cleanup to help us with our cleaning chores. Using Disk Cleanup can help your computer run faster and more trouble-free.

 

Click on Start and click Computer on the right of the Start menu

Right click on OS (C:) this is your C Drive (yours may look different because you may have your view set different from the picture below, this is a Tile View) and click on Properties

 

From the Properties box choose the Tools Tab. In the section called Error-Checking, click on Check Now. Notice there is a Security Shield, this means you must have administrator privileges before you can proceed.

 

Once you click Check Now this open the Check Disk dialog box

 

In the Check Disk box, check all the boxes and click on Start

Click on Yes to schedule a disk check the next time you restart your computer

Then, restart your computer before you go to bed and Check Disk will work while you sleep.