JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts) and a screensaver version!
Best feature we used was the screensaver version, how often is your PC idle? well why not make use of that time with a defrag – we also notices huge performance benefits when playing games.
1. Move Page File to Different Physical Drive
If you have more than one physical drive in your computer, this guide is for you. The page file can take a considerable toll on your system drive – by moving the page file to a separate drive, you can increase overall performance.
Press Start, right click on Computer, and select Properties, then In the left-hand pane, select Advanced System Settings.
Click the Advanced tab and under Performance, select Settings. Uncheck ―Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives.
Select the different physical drive that you want your paging file to now be stored on (e.g. D) and select System managed size and press Set (make sure this is the first partition on the second drive). Select the drive that contains your paging file (usually C), select the Custom Size option, set the original and maximum size, and press Set, Your page file will now need to rebuild on the new drive – this may temporarily slow performance. Note: The reason for keeping around 1GB on the OS drive is because Windows Vista needs still some pagefile space there.
2. Rebuild the Page File
MSConfig is a built-in Windows feature which allows you to choose which applications start up when you PC boots, give it a try Click Start > Run > Type “msconfig.exe” in XP or search for “msconfig.exe” in Vista. But be careful only to use the StartUpTab unless you know what your doing.
Once you have chosen your start up items they become disabled, but sometimes these programs can be quite stubborn and re-enable them selves – especially Ad-Ware or Malware
This is where MSConfig Clean up helps it removes the items from msconfig so that they wont start again, it also gives you a bit more info about the start up program
MSConfig would be a perfect startup manager, if it allowed you not only to disable items, but to delete them forever. Unfortunately it does not do that. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in! It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig.
This is another great application and can be downloaded here
CCleaner is a freeware system optimisation, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run).
CCleaner main program