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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Darters! What shape is you PC in?

Every now and then I think that it's important to look at my computer and figure out what kind of shape it is in. Mine was running a bit slow. After a check I found that the hard drive had not been defraged in a while, and the windows utility took a long time, but was just not able to get it done (it did give me a reason to hit the dart board for practice while I waited to see if windows would do it). After a google search I used PC Tools to fix the problem:

PC Tools Disk Suite Full Version Information

Current Version:2009 (
File Size:5,852 KB
Operating System:Designed for Windows® Vista™ 32-bit, XP and 2000
Release Date:November 17, 2008
Designed to:Manage your disks for optimal performance and security.
Trial Limitations:The trial offers a 45-day unlimited trial of all features.

Now today a buddy I talked to about the problem sent me this article on PC Pitstop...
Help is On Its Way

PC Pitstop is known for a suite of free, online diagnostic tools. Insiders know that its forums are valuable, too, with bright users supplying answers to ...
Help is On Its Way (article link)

I looked at the article and the site and found this bit interesting...

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