Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:36 AM
I have a PC (2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM), XP OS, Dell Laptop) with Norton SystemWorks installed. I have a 60 GB HD, and only 40% of it is utilized. I monitor the fragmentation level continuously (along with some other variables, like CPU use, etc). When the system is fragmented, I defrag it.
Here is the 'problem'. After I defrag the system and do a simple task, like check my email, or log off and back on again, my Norton monitor system shows significant fragmentation (10-20%). When I view the extent (graphically), indeed it is fragmented.
What would cause it to fragment so quickly and what might I do to reduce the frequency I am required to defrag the system?
I always thought that the defrag process actually 'bonded' segments for stored programs/data so that the fragmentation process would be eliminated