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By jkwash ·
Forgive me if this is not the proper forum for this question. I am working on a plan for Preventive Maintenance on PCs for my mid-sized company. I would be interested in what any one is doing as far as PM, why and when. Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks.

JKW

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by brgraves In reply to PM

Answer 1 is good sound advice. If your customers are using MS Office, I have found the following to be an excellent method of keeping .tmp files under control.

Remove any .tmp as well as any "garbage" files from C:\Windows\Temp directory

Add the following statement to Autoexec.bat
after creating a c:\temp directory

set temp=c:\temp
set tmp=c:\temp
if exist c:\temp\*.tmp del c:\temp\*.tmp

Have used this over five years from W95-W98 with no ill effects. Office creates many .tmp files and each reboot cleans the directory.

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by tlakers In reply to PM

I agree with many of the previous answers. But with a larger company you can't do it all at once. Perhaps schedule a different department each month and then rotate through each department. So each department is done either quarterly,bi-annually orannualy(your choice). PM is neccessary to ensure that you get the longest life from your equipment.

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by rgravelle In reply to PM

I agree with all the suggestions so far.
However, One of the areas that was not mentioned is PRINTERS. They should be looked
at at least every six months.The bigest source of problems as far as computers are concerned, are power-supply fans and cpu fans.I normally replace these once a year
wether they require it or not.Fans cost very
little, and their life expentency is fairly
short.All our printers are cleaned every six
months and the manufacturer pm is used.

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by spensys In reply to PM

I feel the four top PM issues are:
1. Open up the box... **** it out and check to see if the fans are still functioning.
2. Bring it up in safe mode and remove "phantom" devices.
3. Clean out temp and Internet cache files.
4. Update to current virus files.
These are managable steps in most firms and should be done quarterly.

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