10/9/2005

Tip: Run Disk Defragmenter From The Command Line

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

After using windows for a while, you’ve probably notice that as time goes by your machine becomes slower. One of the reasons for that is that the disk becomes fragmented.

The easiest method to defrag is by going to the accessories menu and run the defrag program provided by Microsoft. But using the GUI takes more resources and CPU from your system, thus takes longer to finish.

Another way to run the defrag program is using the command line. By using the command line, the program only using your system resources to defrag the disk and not to manage the GUI.

To run the defrag program from the command line follow these steps.

Go to Start->Run and type cmd
In the command prompt window type defrag -v, for instance if you want to defrag drive C then type defrag c: -v

You can learn about all the defrag option by typing defrag -?

Note: The command prompt application does not display any progress indication so be patient.
If the system complains about the drive you might want to try and start your system in safe mode with command prompt option, and run defrag then.

New Canon Camera Detects Smiles

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Canon’s automatic smile detection system prototype turned heads at the recent Japanese giant’s Canon Expo 2005 in New York, an event also held in Paris and Tokyo every five years.

The camera’s artificial intelligence tracks all moving faces within sight and snaps the picture when smiles and bright eyes peak — a challenge for even professional photographers. It will be a while before this camera hits the streets.

Source: Edmonton Journal

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