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I have lost my ability to be able to defragment and do disk clean up. I need help in getting this resolved

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  • Les Clayton May 11, 2010

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    What Program are you using to Defrag and Cleanup?

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Hi donajc61, you need to click the start button, slide to all programs than slide up to accessories than slide to system tools. Click system restore. Run system restore & pick a date you think you're system was running well. If that does not help & defrag does not function than it's suggested you re-install windows. Do not format the hard disk drive or you will loose all you're personal data. Just re-install windows over itself. Some programs will need to be re-installed but you're personal data should still be there. If you can burn cd's or dvd's back up you're data to a cd or dvd. Suggest you scan system for a virus.

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Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive

Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

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1: remove any programs you don't use, this reduces the disk access time increasing performance
2:remove any toolbars or PuPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) as these also take up disk space
3: Defragment your hard disk, think of the data stored on the disk as a messy room, the defrag tool included with yourOS will clean up and organize this mess to make the system more efficient and disk access will be significantly reduced
4:Clean up the disk, there is a nifty little tool included with your OS called disk cleanup, this will remove temporary and unused files and gets rid of things that you and the system no longer need and frees disk space, decreasing the disk access and seek timings will shorten
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The hard drive files are not recognisable and threre are no file in my documents or my Local disk drive and my memory is full how do i fix this.

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Run a spyware removal rogram liek and an antivirus like avg.vom

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Hi i'm Rain.
The problem your having is due to a lack of cleanibg.
I will walk you thru the steps to clean your computer.
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Now that you have done a disk cleanup, let's do a Disk Defrag.
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  • Now click Accessories
  • Then click System tools
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Click on Defrag to start.

The next step is to ensure you dont have viruses.
{ Click here } To scan and clean your computer of any viruses.
EST Online Anti virus scan is a Microsoft data base
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