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Way to Speed Up Windows Xp by defragmenting disk

Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the boot-able drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

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windows xp backup utility


1st possible solution: Check your hard drive(s) and partitions for errors. You can do this by going to My Computer > right click on a drive > Properties > 'Tools' tab > Check Disk or Check Now
2nd possible solution: You may have backed up your files from an NTFS system and are trying to restore to a FAT32 system. If so, convert your computer to NTFS by right clicking on 'My Computer' > Manage > Storage > Disk Management> Right click on your primary drive > and select convert to NTFS.

Jul 07, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot run defrag on my computer. I tryed the run chkdsk and it say dirty filedisk or something like that


click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way i have found to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive


Recommended Reading:

HOW TO: Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP (Q314848):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848


Description of the New Command Line Defrag.exe Included with Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283080


The Default Cluster Size for the NTFS and FAT File Systems (Q314878) :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314878


How NTFS Reserves Space for its Master File Table (MFT) (Q174619)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q174619


Optimizing NTFS
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc767961.aspx


How to Disable the 8.3 Name Creation on NTFS Partitions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121007

Oct 22, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Additional...

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Converting Partition to ntfs


goto start 2.Run 3.type cmd 4.type CONVERT volume name or drive letter /FS:NTFS

Oct 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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