September 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm #28994JonasParticipant
efore you defrag your computer there are a number of steps you must take first. Read this entire procedure before you use the defrag utility.The Windows operating system places files and programs on a hard drive where there is space; one file will not necessarily be located in one physical place. Over time, a hard drive can become fragmented with hundreds of files broken up in many locations across the drive. Ultimately, this can slow down a computer’s response time because it takes longer for it to access information. That's why using a defrag program can play an important role in speeding up your computerThe process of defragmentation places all parts of a file together in the same place on the drive. It organizes all directories and files according to how you use your computer. After this process is complete, your computer will most likely run faster.To begin this process, perform the following steps:1. Make sure your work is backed up to another media – copy or backup all work files, photos, email, etc., to another hard drive, CDROM, DVD or other type of media.2. Make sure the hard drive is healthy – use CHKDSK to scan and fix the drive.3. Close programs currently open – including virus scanners and other programs that have icons in the system tray (right hand side of the task bar)4. Assure your computer has a constant source of power – The important thing is to be able to stop the defragmentation process, if there is a power outage. If you have frequent power brown outs or other outages, you should not use a defragmentation program without a battery backup. Note: If your computer does shut off while defragmenting, it may crash the hard drive or corrupt the operating system, or both.September 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm #32996MitzKeymaster
Here is a video I made on how I do computer maintenance on my computer…which I have not done for a while but it includes defragging but I use JKdefrag..the program DSTM recommended to me. I love it…It is so much better than the normal inbuilt Windows program. Computer maintenanceMarch 1, 2012 at 9:54 am #32997AnonymousInactive
Trying out various self help methods we often end up making a bigger mess. Or at times we are not so technically sound. In such cases one can always call for aJune 8, 2012 at 6:37 am #32998gladiolusParticipant
The windows defragging process is simple.. Depending on your computerâ€™s need for defragging, this process can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour or more…June 9, 2012 at 5:30 am #32999AnonymousInactive
Step for Disk defragmenter of your computer1. Uninstall any programs you do not use or need. It is best to uninstall programs prior to a defragmentation as the newly acquired free space will generally be located all over the hard drive thereby giving rise to fragmentation.2. Make sure that all unnecessary programs are closed.3. Cancel any programs that are scheduled to runIf you have not manually scheduled any programs to run then skip this step.4. Delete any temporary filesThis is done by running Disk Cleanup. To run the program, go to START- Run, and enter cleanmgr in the window.5. Run the Disk Defragmenter Program. Go to START â€“ Run and enter dfrg.msc in the window. Make sure that your desired drive is selected [C: being the default drive], and click on the Defragment button.6. Sit back and relax as your computer organizes your fragmented files.November 12, 2012 at 8:43 am #33000Nyle RemeParticipant
After visiting this link I got some ideas through which I defrag my computer of my own but in spite of this video I like steps present in this post as these posts are quite easy and can be followedJanuary 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm #33001okidoquiParticipant
In my opinion, defragmenting your computer generally improves retrieval time and overall performance. As the overall size of disk drives keeps increasing, defragmenting a computer regularly may even help to increase its life-span.
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