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Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death

Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death - PCSTATS
Abstract: While your PC may be doing nothing, all of a sudden you notice the hard drives are trashing around like the entire drive is being copied. Never fear, PCSTATS is here to help you stop Windows Vista from excessive hard drive usage, and show you how to free up some disk space too!
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External Mfg. Website: Microsoft Mar 11 2008   Mike Dowler  
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Advanced Disk Cleanup Utility

The disk cleanup utility has another hidden menu which must be accessed by way of the command prompt. This gives you access to even more space-recovering options. To access the hidden cleanup menu, open an administrative command prompt by opening the 'start' menu and typing 'cmd' in the search bar. Do not press ENTER. Instead, right click on the 'cmd' program in the search results, and choose 'run as administrator' from the options.
Now type 'cleanmgr /sagetset: 1' and press ENTER.

A different version of the cleanup wizard is now available to you. New options include removing old installation files, upgrade files and checkdisk fragments that may be stranded on your drive.

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Contents of Article: Microsoft Vista
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
 Pg 2.  Windows Vista file Indexing Con't
 Pg 3.  Windows Vista Hard Drive Defragmentation Process
 Pg 4.  Superfetch, the grand-daddy of (disk)thrash
 Pg 5.  Optimizing the page file to reduce disk activity
 Pg 6.  Reclaiming lost drive space in Windows Vista
 Pg 7.  Disable or edit system restore to save hard disk space
 Pg 8.  Alter the amount of space Restore takes up
 Pg 9.  — Advanced Disk Cleanup Utility

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