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Presented to the Peninsula SIG By George Skarbek 16 July 2007
SFC – System File Checker Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions Good to run if you are having strange problems
Convert Converts drives from FAT to NTFS file system Very good for USB drives, can speed up performance very significantly Usage is Convert x: FS:NTFS where x: is the drive to be converted
Timethis I use this for simple benchmarking as just demonstrated This is a free download from the Microsoft site
Network Diagnostics IPCONFIG will display only the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for each adapter PING give response time to reach a computer TRACERT will display time taken in each hop to the destination computer
Control Userpasswords2 Use this to reset the Administrator password or alter the way users log on
Regedit Regedit is used to edit the registry You have to be careful especially when deleting a tree structure There is NO undo and no save. All actions are immediate and permanent.
MSCONFIG MSCONFIG is used for start up problems and when the computer slows down. It allows users to decide what program should start at boot time. Startup Inspector, a free download, is much better as it will tell you what programs are not required.
Administrative tools From Control Panel, Administrative tools there are many tools. Some of the more common or useful ones are: Event Viewer for fault finding Computer Management, Disk Management for altering drive letters
BootVis A free Microsoft program (that has to downloaded) that may be able to speed up the time taken to boot. See: http://www.soft32.com/download_19687.html http://www.soft32.com/download_19687.html