Defrag Tools #163 - Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) - Sysinternals Disk2VHD
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards discuss Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files. We first dive into what a VHD is, how you can boot from a VHD by configuring bcdedit settings, and we see how they look in Disk Management. We then use Sysinternals Disk2VHD - a quick and...
Defrag Tools #162 - Defrag Show Crossover - Gov Maharaj
In the spirit of Star Trek crossovers, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder pay a visit to Gov (Rhymes With Orange) Maharaj, the co-host of The Defrag Show. We talk about how each series got started, the focus of each, and how the two sometimes overlap.
Gov has a wealth of knowledge, a lot of it being garnered...
Defrag Tools #161 - Troubleshooting a Slow PC
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards walk through using various tools to determine what is causing Andrew's computer to be slow and unresponsive.
Mark Russinovich Videos on Windows Internals:
2nd video is the video referenced...
Defrag Tools #160 - Sysinternals PsPing
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards discuss the PsPing command-line tool from Sysinternals - a more powerful replacement for the default "ping" command, which also adds additional capabilities such as bandwidth measurement.
Defrag Tools #159 - Powercfg
Defrag Tools #158 - Media eXperience Analyzer part 6: Audio Offload
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo discuss a power saving feature in Windows: hardware offloading of Audio Processing Objects (APOs). We demonstrate how to use Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) to determine whether audio offload is working on a given system....
Defrag Tools #157 - Energy Estimation Engine (E3)
Collecting and visualizing Windows 10 Energy Estimation Engine (E3) data with "powercfg /srumutil" and Excel
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo take a look at the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) in Windows, and how to use it to get detailed information about battery...
Defrag Tools #156 - Critical Path Analysis with Windows Performance Analyzer
Defrag Tools #155 - Boot Performance
Defrag Tools #154 - Memory Footprint and Leaks
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette discuss how to diagnose issues related to memory usage, using tools available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).
We cover two scenarios:
- Looking at the baseline memory footprint of a particular Windows installation,...