PC Tun-up (Note to my self)
Using Disk Defragmenter
The Disk Defragmenter utility inpruves performance by phisically rearrenging files so that they’re stored in contiguous clusters. In addition to consolidating files and folders, the utility also consolidates free space, making it less likely that new files will be fragmented when you save them. Windows XP includes a graphical utility that works as a snap-in with Microsoft Management Console. A command-line version of this utility ( new in Windows XP) allows you to schedule defragmentation so that it occurs automatically, at regular intervals.
To open the graphical Disk Difragmenter Console, use any of the following techniques :
* From the All Programs menu, choose Accessories,Sistem Tools,Disk Defragmenter.
* From the My Computer window,right-click any drive icon and choose Properties from the shortcut menu. Then click the Tools tab and click Defragmenter Now.
* Run Dfrg. msc from a command prompt.
* Right-click the My Computer ManagementConsole, open the Storage option in the console pane and select Disk Defragmenter.
In Disk Defragmenter’s upper pane, select the disk you want to operate on. To find uot how seriusly fragmented the disck is currently, click Analize. Disk defragmenter presents a graphical fragmentation display and makes a recommendation abuot whether your disk needs to be defragmented. For more details about the condition of your disk, click View Report. Disk Defragmenter respond with statistics about the overall level of fragmentation and list the most highly fragmented files.
Delete temporary files
The accompanying Help tex explains that these are unneeded files in the temp folder. Unfortunately, this option may display a value of O, even if your temp folder contains tens or even hundreds of megabytes of useless files. The reason? Although the Help tex doesn’t explain it clearly, this value lists only files in your temp folder that are more than one week old. if you want to completely clean uot this folder,you’ll need to do so manually. Close all running programs and tipe %temp% in the Run dialog box; from the resulting Windows Explorer window, delete everthing you find. You may discover that some files are not available for deletion until you reboot.