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- If your PC isn't running well, here are some steps to try in order.
- 1. Performing a DISM (Windows Image) check. This will essentially check the system's image integrity and repair it if any corruption is found. Write these two commands in Command Prompt or Windows Powershell AS AN ADMINISTRATOR (otherwise it will not work) in sequence:
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- 2. System file check scan. Scans the system's files and also repairs corruption if any is found. Same as above, write the following command in CMD or Powershell as admin:
- sfc /scannow
- 3. Disk check. Checks your drives for errors and repairs them if possible. This is also a CMD/Powershell command and requires the use of Admin privileges. Here's how:
- chkdsk /r /f
- NOTE; This command defaults to your OS Drive (primary drive, usually C:). If you would like to perform the test on a different drive, simply add the relevant letter+colon and then the other commands.
- PRACTICAL EXAMPLE: chkdsk E: /r /f
- NOTE 2 (Very important); If you are not scanning your main drive, a prompt to dismount this volume will appear. DO NOT PRESS Y (Yes) FOR THIS STEP. After pressing no, you will be prompted to run the checking process after rebooting the system. You can now press yes for this step and everything will work as it should. A screenshot example of a successful and correct scheduling of a drive check follows below:
- You can also do this by going to the drive's properties and choosing the disk check option, however, it is not as thorough.
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- 1. Validating game files. If for whatever reason you are experiencing problems with a specific game on Steam, instead of re-installing it straight away, you can validate the game's files. This will compare your local files to Steam's and if any corruption is found, the relevant files will be reacquired. Here's how:
- Right-click on the game in the Steam library
- Select Properties
- Click on the local files tab
- Click the Verify integrity of game files button
- Allow the validation process to complete
- 2. Flushing the Steam file cache. This is useful to get rid of old cached data in your Steam client that might be conflicting with apps and/or the well-functioning of the program. Steps:
- Completely exit the Steam client.
- Open the run dialogue by pressing windows key + R
- Type steam://flushconfig then press enter. (If asked to allow this website to open a program, please click Allow or OK).
- Start Steam once again and accept the prompt explaining it will clear the local cache, etc.
- 3. Flushing the DNS cache. Gets rid of old data in your DNS resolver and solves simple connectivity issues. Enter CMD or Powershell and type the following:
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /flushdns
- 4. Optimizing drives. Press the windows key and look for "optimize" (or your Windows language equivalent) and you should be greeted with a screen containing all of your drives. This will scan and optimize drives, keeping them in top shape. Click the drive in question to select it, then click "Optimize" and let it do its thing. NOTE; it is not necessary to click "Analyze" as when optimizing a drive, it is obligated to analyze itself first. Example screenshot below:
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