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"The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer"

The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer ISSUE :
Error "The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer" when launching Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista

SYMPTOM :
When you open the Properties dialog box for a local hard disk and click the Tools tab, one of the following symptoms may be seen:
The Defragment Now button is unavailable.
When you click Defragment Now, you receive the following error message:
The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer. To install it, double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, click the Install/Uninstall tab, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
RESOLUTION :
Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ MyComputer \ DefragPath
In the right-pane, double-click (default) and set its data as follows:
C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe
Close Regedit.exe and restart the pc
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Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk


Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. ?id=microsoft.windows.resources.shellexecutetopiciconClick to open Disk Defragmenter.

  2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.

  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.

  4. Click Defragment disk. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process.
Notes

  • If the disk is already in exclusive use by another program, or if the disk is formatted using a file system other than NTFS file system, FAT, or FAT32, it can't be defragmented.

  • Network locations can't be defragmented.

  • If a disk that you're expecting to see under Current status is not showing up there, it might be because it contains an error. You should try to repair the disk first, then return to Disk Defragmenter to try again. See Check your hard disk for errors for more information.


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my computer is running slow.


Many factors may cause your Windows 7 running slow: lack of memory, useless programs, wrong startup settings, junk files, registry redundancies, viruses or spyware and more.
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Slower Startup / shut Down / Restart Speeds are usually due to a highly fragmented hard drive.

Run the disk defragmenter by going to start >>programs>> accessories >> system tools >> disk defragmenter

It may take a very long time depending on the size of your disks and the degree of fragmentation

Alternatively , consider using a paid software solution such as Tuneup Utilities which contains a better defragmenter that does the job quicker.

When the defrags done (may take overnight) , you should notice an increase in speed when starting up , shutting down , restarting , hibernating , launching programs and in Windows Explorer ie. My Documents , my computer etc

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