Jackson Hole AV Tips: How to Maintain your Media
Having trouble with a certain device in your media cabinet? Try rebooting it. You can do this by holding the power button until it shuts down. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging it from the wall, or if you have a power strip, flip the switch and wait about 10 seconds.
Everything has a computer in it in this day and age. DVD players can run applications that only PC used to run. TVs are more computer-like than ever before, so rebooting is a normal process. Don’t be afraid to reboot.
Desktop computers can freeze up for a number of different reasons, and the first thing we think of is viruses. While that can be the case, there are other things that can cause the same problems. Try not to have a lot of programs running at the same time, especially if your computer is an older model. This can cause a “traffic jam” and slow things down.
There could also be old, unused files stored deep in hidden folders slowing your system down. To delete those files there is a program called Disk Defragmenter. To reach that program, click Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter and follow the onscreen prompts.
Windows 8 has changed the name to Optimize Drive. This is something that is good to do regularly to keep everything running smoothly.
If in doubt, don’t hesitate to call us at Jackson Hole Audio Visual. We’d be glad to help.