Windows 7: How to make a Windows 7 PC run faster? (Part – 2)
Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems from the house of Microsoft. However, this doesn’t mean that you will never ever encounter an error while using it. Sluggish performance, system hangs, and slow launching speed of an installed application are a few common errors that you may occasionally face while using this OS version. Typically, these errors may crop up if there are unattended hard disk errors that require to be fixed. If you are unsure about how you could resolve this, follow the steps given below:
To Repair Disk Errors
1. Close any programs that are currently running on your system and then click the "Windows Explorer" icon from the taskbar.
2. Right-click the hard drive that you want to scan for errors.
3. Click "Properties." The Properties dialog of the selected disk appears.
4. Select the "Tools" tab at the top of the dialog box and then click "Check now" in the Error-checking field.
5. Check the box to the left of "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors." Make sure the box next to "Automatically fix file system errors" is unchecked.
6. Click "Start" to check for disk errors. Wait for the process to complete.
7. If the program detects errors, click "Fix Errors." And, if the program doesn't detect errors, click "Close" to close the program.
The above-mentioned steps should be able to repair the hard disk errors that were present in your Windows 7 PC. Now when you will start up your PC or launch an application therein, you will notice that the task will take lesser time to complete and thereby enable you to boost your productivity too.
For a quick recap of the above steps, you can refer to the solution video below: