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UTILITIES AND TOOLS

ASD.EXE: ( AUTOMATIC SKIP DRIVER )

WHENEVER A DRIVER CANNOT BE LOADED OR WINDOWS 9X SIMPLY SKIPS LOADING A DRIVER, IT IS RECORDED IN A LOG FILE. ASD.EXE, DISPLAYS THE CONTENTS OF THIS LOG FILE SO YOU CAN DETERMINE WHY A PARTICULAR DEVICE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ACTIVE. EXECUTED FROM THE START --- RUN.

BROWSER PLUG-INS:

ALLOWS BROWSER TO USE PROPRIETARY FILE TYPES, SUCH AS AVI OR FLASH.

CHKDSK :

USED TO CHECK FAT AND DIRECTORY ERRORS ON A DISK. IDENTIFIES AND REPAIRS LOST CLUSTER CHAINS AND WILL IDENTIFY, BUT NOT REPAIR CROSS LINKED FILES.

CHKUPGRD.EXE:

IS USED TO GENERATE COMPATIBILITY REPORTS ON HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, PRIOR TO UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 2000.

DEFRAGMENTATION: DEFRAG

THE PROCESS OF REWRITING PARTS OF A FILE ON CONTINIOUS SECTORS ON A HARD DISK TO INCREASE THE SPEED OF ACCESS AND RETRIEVAL. I MYSELF FIND THAT DOUBLE DEFRAGGING WEEKLY KEEPS MY SYSTEM IN TOP RUNNING CONDITION.

EDIT.COM:

A DOS/WINDOWS UTILITY THAT CAN BE USED TO MODIFY OR CREATE A TEXT FILE. CAN ALSO BE USED TO PRINT THE CIONTENTS OF A TEXT FILE.

EXPAND.EXE:

USED IN WINDOWS 2000 TO EXTRACT AND UNCOMPRESS A FILE OR MULTIPLE FILES FROM A COMPRESSED DISK. HOWEVER IT IS MAINLY USED TO REPLACE A CORRUPTED SYSTEM FILE WITH ONE LOCATED IN THE CABINET FILES OF A WINDOWS 2000 INSTALLATION FLOPPY OR CD-ROM.

EXTRACT.EXE:

USED IN WINDOWS 9X TO EXTRACT AND UNCOMPRESS A FILE OR MULTIPLE FILES FROM A COMPRESSED DISK. HOWEVER IT IS MAINLY USED TO REPLACE A CORRUPTED SYSTEM FILE WITH ONE LOCATED IN THE CABINET FILES OF A WINDOWS 9X INSTALLATION FLOPPY DISK OR CD-ROM.

FDISK:

IS THE UTILITY USED TO PARTITION THE HARD DRIVE INTO LOGICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHICH ARE SEEN BY THE OPERATING SYSTEM AS SEPARATE LOGICAL HARD DRIVES. FDISK IS NOT NEEDED WITH WINDOWS 2000, DISK MANAGEMENT PREPARES DISK.

HWINFO.EXE:

DISPLAYS EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HARDWARE CONFIGURATION AND UTILIZATION OF YOUR PC. TO EXECUTE TYPE HWINFO.EXE/UI IN THE START RUN BOX.

IPCONFIG.EXE:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS UTILITY IS TO PROVIDE THE USER WITH DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION RELATED TO TCP/IP NETWORK CONFIGURATION. IPCONFIG ALSO ACCEPTS VARIOUS DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL (DHCP) COMMANDS, ALLOWING A SYSTEM TO UPDATE OR RELEASE ITS TCP.IP NETWORK CONFIGURATION.

MKCOMPAT.EXE:

USED FOR TROUBLESHOOTING PRINTERS IN WINDOWS 98.

MSCONFIG:

9X COMMAND THAT OPENS A WINDOW THAT CONTAINS CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, SYSTEM.INI, WIN.INI AND YOUR STARTUP. EACH TAB SHOWS THE DATA AND CURRENT SELECTIONS OF A NUMBER OF FILE SYSTEMS. MAINLY USED TO MANAGE YOUR STARTUP.

PING:

PACKET INTERNET GROUPER TOOL USED FOR ECHO REPLY FROM ANOTHER HOST ON THE NETWORK.

REGEDIT.EXE:

IS THE REGISTRY EDITOR, WHICH HAS BETTER EDITING FEATURES OVER THE 32 BIT REGISTRY EDITOR.

REGEDIT32.EXE:

IS THE 2000 32 BIT REGISTRY EDITOR. REGEDIT OR REGEDIT32 CAN BE USED IN 2000. BUT AS DEFINED ABOVED, REGEDIT IS THE BETTER OF FOR SEARCH AND EDIT FEATURES.

SCANDISK:

USED TO FIND AND REPAIR ERRORS ON THE DISK. HOWEVER WHEN IT FINDS ERRORS, IT SIMPLY ISOLATES THEM. WHERE THEY CAN NOT BE USED AGAIN.

SCANREG:

WINDOWS 98 AND ME REGISTRY TOOL, THAT CAN BE USED TO BACKUP AND RESTORE REGISTRY FILES.

SYSEDIT:

USED TO VIEW AND EDIT SYSTEM FILES, INCLUDING THE AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, SYSTEM.INI AND THE PROTOCOL.INI.

TRACERT:

A UTILITY THAT TRACES A PACKET FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO AN INTERNET HOST, SHOWING HOW MANY HOPS THE PACKET REQUIRES TO REACH THE HOST AND HOW LONG EACH HOP TAKES.

WINMSD.EXE:

PROVIDES RESOURCE USAGE DETAILS ABOUT DEVICES IN WINDOWS 2000.

WSCRIPT.EXE:

WINDOWS 98 AND 2000 UTILITY THAT ENABLES YOU TO RUN SCRIPTS,
( STRINGS OF INSTRUCTIONS WRITTEN IN A SCRIPTING LANGUAGE, SUCH AS VB SCRIPT, JS SCRIPT, AND PEARL ) IN WINDOWS.

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