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#1 sherrymyra


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Posted 29 May 2005 - 09:25 PM

I have had my computer for about two years. I have never done a defrag. I do alot of downloading and deleting from the internet so I am thinking that I should ,but I was wondering then if this is a pretty failsafe procedure or if I might encouter any problems. I have not noticed any slowing down as of yet but might this still be a good thing to do and if so since I have not done one yet what should I know.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 09:57 PM

Occasional defrag should make your machine faster. It will also reduce wear on your hard drive to a small extent because it places related data in the same area reducing the searches that the hd has to do.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:32 PM

Also, do your defrag in Safe Mode.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:07 AM

I've been running defrag regularly on computers for about fifteen years or more. Never had a problem. It's quite safe, and very necessary for both speed and computer life. And yes, Safe Mode is good. If your machine is XP, you can probably run it in regular mode. I do on mine. If your machine is slow or doesn't have much memory, it might be better to scan in Safe Mode so there are fewer other programs running in the background that might slow it down.

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