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#1 BrainyTehBrain

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

I've used my computer for a while and some guy said I should defragment it to make it faster. Is this true and how do I defragment it

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:45 PM

No there is not a performance increases and it is just better off leaving it alone... :thumbsup:

Edited by computerxpds, 18 May 2010 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

What exactly does it do

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:03 PM

Defragmenting is what you need to do when your files on your computer are “fragmented”. Fragmented simply means the files are broken up into pieces (or fragments). Actually it would not hurt to do one i was trying to find a really informative post about it but i could not locate it. :thumbsup: But you can use the built in defragmenter in windows..
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:25 PM

The Importance of Disk Defragmentation - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/the-importance-of-disk-defragmentation/

Using Windows Defrag - http://www.geekgirls.com/windows_defrag.htm

I would suggest running the chkdsk /r command before defragging. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system, the command will run before booting into XP.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

There was a really good thread here recently about how a hard disk becomes fragmented
Why files become fragmented
Its kind of a long read but a really good explanation
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:08 PM

There was a really good thread here recently about how a hard disk becomes fragmented
Why files become fragmented
Its kind of a long read but a really good explanation


Thats what i was looking for. thanks Eyesee. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:20 PM

:thumbsup:

I really liked the simplicity of the library book analogy

Defragmenting is one thing I do as a courtesy on every computer I work on
I find that it does make a difference in performance
In the beginning there was the command line.




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