Following five steps and fundamental importance for the maintenance of our hard, continuous maintenance avoid loss of our data, and future failures because it is better to prevent than to cure. Step 1. Leave sufficient free space to times give us account team starts erroneously when the free disk space is exhausted or missing very little, error messages, applications may not start correctly or are closed after open, everything works more slowly and arrives point that it warns us that we have no disk space. At that point we need to free up space in order to work properly. As acceptable reference you can say that the empty space of a hard drive should not be never inferred to 10% of its total capacity, and if this limit is reached, they should delete unnecessary files, uninstall applications that are not in use, compress files, or, because no, buy a larger disk and copy the data. Step 2.

Removes unnecessary files many (by not say all) Windows applications generate temporary files. These files are recognized by the .tmp extension and there is usually one or more directories where staying. Under normal conditions, applications that open temporary files must delete them when the application is closed, only that, in many cases does not. For example, when they are closed under abnormal conditions (Windows hangs) or by a poor application programming, the system can not delete those files. This sum of events can generate us a lot of unnecessary temporary files that we need to eliminate to prevent loss of performance of our hard drive in the future. In the Properties window of the disk drives, Windows includes a tool for this purpose. We click on start, then on computer and on our drive hard C, D or another pressed the right button of the mouse; in the menu that appears select properties and a window appears.