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When a file gets saved onto the hard drive it is placed into a certain portion of the drive for accessing later. New files/information are stored in sequence after it. When info is removed/deleted the space is freed up for use future use. Well, as more files are added the computer plugs them into the next bit of free space that is availible. When a hard disk/drive is nearing capacity the computer will sometimes have to break a larger file up to fit it on the drive, resulting in it taking longer to access the info to be able to reassemble it.

A defragmenter will find all of the file fragments and open spaces and reorganize them putting them all back together in a neat row, like with like. So on an older computer or one that is nearing its storage capacity, when a program requests a file it doesn't have to spend time searching and putting things back together making the whole system respond faster and less likely to fail/crash.

This on a windows machine is a system file from Microsoft and is perfectly safe to use. BE WARNED!! This can take a LOONNNGGGGG time so be prepared to have the computer unavailible for up to several hours (running it and going to be is a good idea!) This will make the computer run more efficiently and makes a significant difference when on an older machine.

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How can i defrag my dell optiplex 380


Here's how you can defragment your disk:

Windows Vista, 7:

  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click 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. If you're 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. If you're 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.

Windows XP:

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Right-click the local disk volume that you want to defragment, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Tools tab, click Defragment Now.
  4. Click Defragment.
For more information refer to these links:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/improve-performance-defragmenting-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

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May 18, 2014 | Dell OptiPlex Computers & Internet

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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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How to defrag on acer extensa 5620


You can use the built-in Disk Defragmenter to Defragment your system.
To defragment your hard disk
  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click 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. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Once Windows has 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. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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Fix syncing issues?


Clean up System & Sync Issues Folder Microsoft's Disk Defragmenter, which is built into the operating system, makes computers run faster. It does this by reconfiguring where data is stored on the drive. This will speed up the hard drive and fix syncing issues.

Click "Start." Type "Disk Defragmenter" in the search bar. Left-click the result labeled "Disk Defragmenter." Click on the "C:" hard drive. Click "Defragment disk." The process will take several minutes to complete.

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How to defrag window 7


windows can not be defragmented. it can b reinstalled.
defragmentation is done on hard disk
type defragmenter on sart menu search bar.
the result will show disk defragmenter
click it then defrag ur hard disk.

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How to defrag my computer



Click start


Click on the "Search" box at the bottom of the Start menu.


Type in the words "Disk Defragmenter."


Click on the "Disk Defragmenter" option under the "Programs" tab above the "Search" box.


Click "Defragment Disk."


Click "Close" after the program states that the defragment is complete.


hope this helps


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My N100 notebook is very slow in process


if it is a windows computer, try running defragmenter and disk cleanup.
to run defragmenter, in the search box in the start menu (in vista and windows 7) and search "defragmenter" select the c drive, and defragment it.. while you're at it, set up a weekly defragment with the defragmenter schedule.
To run disk cleanup, search for "disk cleanup" in the same search box. select the c drive, and check all the things you want to clean up.
you can always just do a scan with your antivirus to check if theres a virus slowing your system down.

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How go i defrag my asus netbook


Try This:

  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Defragmenter. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_41.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. Click Defragment Now.

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Try disk cleanup, do anything to improve memory, turn off everything except defrag. Check task manager, it'll show you what's using memory.

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