jumper settings on an ide hard disk drive

How to Partition and Format a Hard Disk Drive in a Windows Operating System

This document will provide an understanding of how to install a hard disk drive for use with a Windows operating system. The hard drive being installed is a Western Digital 250 GB Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) drive.Your Hard Driveis one of those components inside your computer that is mostly likely to fail as the system gets older. This is because it is a mechanical device that uses motors, and other moving parts that are guaranteed to wear out.

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msconfig is an acroynm for microsoft system configuration utility.

How To Optimize Windows By Disabling Unnecessary System Services and Maintaining Your Computer

There are numerous different things that can and should be done on a regular basis to ensure a PC is running at peak performance with its operating system. Clean out of the box Windows does not install as optimized as it should but this guide will help you accomplish tasks to get your Windows system running at peak performance.

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backup windows registry

How to Make A Backup of the Windows Registry Prior to Making Changes

The Windows registry is basically a huge database of settings for all hardware and software installed on your computer. Editing the Windows Registry is not a complicated procedure but if you make a mistake and delete an existing registry required by another program, your system will probably become even more unstable then how it was before. So if you are …

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The Windows Device Manager as shown through Windows 7

How to Use The Windows Device Manager In Windows

Device Manager provides you with a graphical view of the hardware that is installed on your computer. All devices communicate with Windows through a piece of software called a device driver. You can use Device Manager to install and update the drivers for your hardware devices, modify hardware settings for those devices, and troubleshoot problems.

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