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Whether you're planning on running Linux at home, or on a leased Web Server, this book will walk you step-by-step through all of the common administration tasks, from managing traffic reporting to log-file rotation. This guide even includes step-by-step instructions on installing Linux (Fedora 4), Apache 2.0, PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 on a home or office development server, so you can test all of your applications before rolling them out.

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Disk Cleanup

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Run disk cleanup on your pc to clean up uneeded files and free up space on your hard drive. This process may run for several minutes to an hour depending on how long its been since last run and how many files are built up.

  1. Press the 'Windows' Key and 'E' to bring up the Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click on your hard drive and click 'properties'.
  3. On the 'General' tab, click the 'Disk Cleanup' button.
  4. You can read each of the options in the check boxes, and choose which to clean. You can generally select all options safely.
  5. Click the 'OK' button
  6. Click 'Yes' on the prompt.
  7. Click the 'OK' button to close out of the 'properties' window.
 

Defragment your Hard drive

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Defragmenting your hard drive reorganizes the files on your hard drive. This helps Windows to run more efficiently and can free up additional space on your drive. This process may run for several minutes to an hour depending on how long its been since last run.

  1. Press the 'Windows' Key and 'E' to bring up the Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click on your hard drive and click 'properties'.
  3. On the 'Tools' tab, click the 'Defragment Now...' button.
  4. In the new 'Disk Defragmenter' window, click the 'Defragment' button.
  5. You will be prompted when the process is complete.
 

Automate Chkdsk and Defrag on Windows XP

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Automate chkdsk and defrag on your Windows XP PC.

This article shows you how to set up a batch file(script) to run to complete a disk check and defrag on your PC.

  1. Open Notepad.exe (Start Menu>Programs>Accessories>Notepad)
  2. Type or copy the code listed below (listing A) into Notepad
  3. Save the file as Dskchk.cmd
  4. Create another text file called DrvLtr.txt and list the letters of the drives you want checked, with each letter on its own line (see example in listing B). Type "End" on the last line.
  5. Put Dskchk.cmd and DrvLtr.txt in the same directory (for example c:\Maintenance)
  6. You can run the script by navigating to the directory you saved the files in and double clicking on Dskchk.cmd file.
  7. You can set this to run on a schedule by using the Windows XP Task Scheduler. (Start Menu>Control Panel>Scheduled Tasks) Create a new task and browse to the Dskchk.cmd file. Choose the desired schedule. I would recommend once a week, depending on how you use your PC.
  • Listing A (Dskchk.cmd)
    REM chkdsk and defrag automation
    for /F "eol= tokens=1 delims=( " %%i in (DrvLtr.txt) do set DrvLtr=%%i% call
    :dskChk

    :dskChk
    if %DrvLtr% == end goto :eof
    chkdsk %DrvLtr%
    if not errorlevel 3 goto :defrag
    if not exist %DrvLtr%\winnt If not exist %DrvLtr\windows if not exist
    %DrvLtr%\pagefile.sys goto :dskchkon

    :cd\
    %DrvLtr%
    echo Y chkdsk /F /R
    goto :defrag

    :defrag
    cd\
    %DrvLtr%
    defrag %DrvLtr% -b
    defrag %DrvLtr%
    :EOF


  • Listing B (DrvLtr.txt)
    C:
    D:
    end
 


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