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#1 korky122

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:49 PM

do u recemmend defraging the hard drive. how often should i do it. also should i put my comp in safe mode to do it. got my comp last month. how long should it take. used up about 20 gigs. mostly games.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:14 PM

Defragging is a part of regular computer maintenance, a process that will keep it running at its optimum. Interesting enough, there was a discussion about how often to defrag your hard drive a short time ago on the BC forums:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...0&hl=defragging

Defragging in safe mode often speeds up the process, but the time depends on the amount of hard drive space the program must examine, and the amount of file movement, deletions, etc., you have done between defrags.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:44 AM

If you are using the built in defragmenter its better to run it in safe mode or end processes so that nothing interrupts while it does it job. Also run disk cleanup before defrag to free up space and remove unwanted stuff.

http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx

Edited by turnip, 24 August 2005 - 11:11 AM.





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