Troubleshooting Tools Worksheet Analysis

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Week 9 Final By: Jerry Byrd University of Phoenix 3/13/2011 This Manuel will help you manage and maintain your windows vista operating system. With these steps you will be able to troubleshoot and manage your vista machine keeping it running at peak performance and problem free. 1. Reliability and Performance Monitor and Task Manager. 2. Chkdsk 3. Disk Defragmenter 4. Configure the paging file 5. Describe, enable, and configure ReadyBoost 6. Learn to use troubleshooting tools such as, the Memory Diagnostic tool, Network Diagnostic tool, and Startup Repair tools. 7. Use of safe mode 8. The use of event viewer Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor: This tool is a Microsoft management console tool that helps analyze…show more content…
With this tool you can monitor system performance in real time. There are many settings you can view with this tool such as disk utilization, processor usage, ram utilization etc. This is a very valuable tool in troubleshooting your vista machine. Next on our list of tools is. Chkdsk: This tool checks the integrity of the harddrives in your machine this tool can check and correct errors found on the local harddrive. The tool can be launched from a command prompt by opening the command prompt and typing in chkdsk. Chkdsk has many options such as chkdsk /f. This command will fix the errors found when you run just the standard chkdsk this only report the status of the harddrive. Next tool on our list is the disk defragmenter tool. This tool moves the clusters of a hard drive to make one continuous cluster. When a program is deleted off of a machine is fragments the harddrive leaving the clusters in different parts of the harddrive when a defrag is ran it takes all the fragmented clusters and makes them all one. You can run this manually by performing the following steps. Click Start, and then click Computer. Under Hard Disk Drives, right-click a drive, and then select…show more content…
Clear the Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives check box. Under Drive Volume Label, click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change. Click Custom Size, enter a new size in megabytes in the Initial Size (MB) or Maximum Size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK. Windows ready boost can be used to enhance your computers disk caching capabilities as flash drives can be up to ten times faster than accessing regular harddrives. This enables windows vista machines to access cached data on the flash drives rather than the local harddrives. This type of caching is applied to all disk content, not just the page file but the computer's overall performance is boosted. To use ready boost perform the following steps. Click Start, and then click Computer. Right-click the USB flash device in the Devices with Removable Storage list, and then choose Properties. On the ReadyBoost tab, select Use This Device, and then click OK. For USB flash devices that do not support ReadyBoost, you cannot enable the device. The only option you'll have is to stop retesting the device when you plug it in. The Stop Retesting This Device When I Plug it in option is selected by

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