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Defrag Problem How to defrag System and boot files in xp

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This type of defrag pushes all commonly used programs and boot files to the edge of the hard drive for faster access. Windows XP normally schedules this every three days when it is idle, however you can force it to do this by useing the b switch anytime
i.e defrag c: -b

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What does de frag do


De Frag defragments the files and puts the bits of files in the same place and that speed up the search time. Drivers run the systems and the latest drivers, only get them from the manufacturers web site, will improve the systems within the computer.

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* Adding RAM is the most effective method, but if the RAM is already at the maximum, then do the following.
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Why Disk Fragments a problem?

Any storage action on the magnetic disk like creating, deleting, moving, updating and copying files will lead to fragmentation and consequent performance loss. As time goes by, this accumulation of fragments on your hard disk becomes bigger and bigger. As the hard disk reads and merges these separate fragments every time you open a file, they will eventually cause problems such as system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown, and will even shorten the life span of your hard drive. That is why defragmentation is so important for your entire computer system.



Advanced Defrag – The better and easier defrag solution!

You may find various defrag programs in the market, they may look the same, but many of them lack of ability to
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also easily get halted while defragging which is very user-unfriendly.


Advanced Defrag rectified all the cons above from these defragmenters, and the efficiency is even better. Its advanced
defragment arithmetic not only enables you to fast defrag, but also defrag completely and thoroughly. If you would
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How it works?

Your hard disk controls a magnetic head which searches the areas where the parts of the required file are located,
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It also helps to prevent premature hard drive problems and retrieve the data in the event of a drive crash.
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Unfortunately you will need to do exactly what it states, which is free up some space. Defragging a drive requires there to be an ample amount of "swap space" available so that it can move files into that 15% of space while it rearragnes the placement of other files and puts them back in an order which will provide faster access to the files after the defrag is complete. being that it is your D: drive, can't you just move some files to your C: drive to make enough space for the defrag??

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MATE I WUDNT SAY IM AN EXPERT BUT IF I WAS IN UR POSITION I WOULD JUST REINSTALL THE COPY OF WINDOWS XP

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There are several possibilities here. Hardware like the hard disk drive or operating system problems and hopefully that's all it is. I'm assuming all are running XP with all the upgrades. The F8 key while booting XP will give you the option of starting in the SAFE MODE. In this environment open your web browser and go to TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, DELETE. Ignore all warnings and delete all files and delete all cookies. Reboot.
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