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hard disk defrag in W2K
With Windows 98 and XP, scheduling a disk defragmentation process from
the command line is built into the operating system, but W2K doesn't
permit scheduling (for explanation, see TechRepublic article <http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6268-1048744.html>.
The solution is an open source program from MorphaSys called AutoDeFrag
that allows you to schedule defrag in Windows 2000 <http://www.morphasys.com/autodefrag/>.
method of defrag (courtesy of Steve Bass at PCWorld)
"Dig This: Years ago, in the '286 days, I wrote a parody suggesting
that spraying WD-40 could speed up floppy drive access. Here's something
fresh (if you're a novice, remember, this is satire): a site with handy
instructions for defragging your hard drive. [Thanks, David B.]"
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all those mysterious programs running in my Task Manager?
The invasion of Spybots and other Trojans has made us more aware of
the numerous background processes running on our Windows machines. In
Win2K, Ctrl-Alt-Del will bring up the Task Manager and show you a list
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