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Windows 2000 Computer Manager

The Computer Manager program can be started in one of two ways. If your Task Manager is configured to have administrative tools displayed in the start menu do the following:

  1. Click on the "Start" button on the lower left.
  2. Select "Administrative Tools".
  3. Select "Computer Management".

If Administrative Tools is not in the start menu do the following:

  1. Click on the "Start" button on the lower left.
  2. Select "Control Panel".
  3. Select "Administrative Tools".
  4. Select "Computer Management".

The following dialog box will appear.

Computer Manager

This dialog box is broken down into the following three areas:

Disk Management

Disk Managment

By selecting a drive in the right pane, and clicking on the "Action" menu, the following options are available:

By right clicking on the drive and selecting "Properties", the Disk Properties dialog box will appear. There are four tabs which are shown below.

Disk Properties General Tab

The "Disk Cleanup" button allows you to remove files from your trash bin for that drive. It also removes unused entries of cataloged files in the content indexer.

Disk Properties Tools Tab

The disk can be checked for errors, files on the disk may be backed up, or the disk may be defragmented.

Disk Properties Hardware Tab

By selecting the appropriate disk, and selecting properties, the disk driver properties may be viewed. The disk drivers may be re-installed here, including the floppy disk.

Disk Properties Sharing Tab

Sharing permissions may be set here.

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