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My computer won't degragment

Can you help me figure out how to defragment when my computer won't let me???

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Try this:

Go to Start Programs, Run and type cmd. Click OK. When the DOS window opens type defrag c: and hit enter. If your drive is badly fragmented it will take a long time to finish and may seem to be doing nothing but just wait and let it finish. Could take a couple of hours depending on the size of your hard drive.

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Every time I try to open my yahoo email my computer freezes up. I have a mac.

  • Hello, Thank you for the opportunity to assist you. The majority of the time the reason an e-mail will not open or send is because the computer is cluttered from extended use without being cleaned up (defragmanted). Have you ever seen commercials for maxing your computers speed? Were gonna do that. They basically run you through the steps to clean the old stuff out of your computer and file the rest away.

  • Now if you have McAfee then you can access their defragmentor. If you have one on your operating system you can access it their as well. This will be "optimizing.

  • First thing I would like you to do is open your browser and go to tools and erase all your history, cookies, CACHE, etc. This will clean thing up a bit there.

  • Also if you have a ton of music, pictures and videos on your computer you may want to put them onto a thumb drive as these things can slow your computer down as well.

  • To defrag ---
  1. Open the Disc Utility program, which is located in the "Utilities" folder of your "Applications" directory. Highlight your hard drive from the list and have the program repair the permissions.
  2. Look for a program to defrag your computer. There are some free utilities that can work on your Mac hard drive, but you should seriously consider purchasing a program because of the stability and support that comes with a purchased product.
  3. Take steps to back up your data before you defrag a Mac hard drive. Data loss is unlikely with well-respected programs, but defragging is a long and extensive process, and you can never be too safe.
  4. Plan to run your defragging program during a time when you won't need to use your computer. No matter which program you decide on, it can take up to several hours to defrag a Mac hard drive. Some companies even suggest running the program overnight.

  • Mac Janitor is pretty easy to use. You just click on the pic that says "All Tasks" and the defrag will run. When you see "done" then it is done.

  • Make sure to empty the trash as well.

  • When you have done all this I want you to reset your computer twice. After the reset let everything boot up all the way. Then reset it again. Then go try your e-mail and you will be surprised how fast the e-mail, and the web in general works for you now.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here, I will respond back to you.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Oct 16, 2011 | Yahoo Mail


Disk Defragmenter

Windows Disk Defragmenter is a handy tool that may help you gain some extra performance from your PC. When Vista writes to your hard drive the bits of information that make up a file can be spread all over the disk (this is called fragmentation). The "defrag" tool will try to join up all of the parts that makes up files so that they are in the same location, decreasing the time it takes to find all of the parts.

To load Windows Defrag, run dfrgui.exe from the run box (Press WINDOWS KEY + R to load this). In this window you can choose to "Defragment Now" if you wish to perform this operation now, or alternatively you can schedule a time for your PC to defrag automatically (ideally when you are not using your PC):


If you click the button to defrag immediately, you will be informed that this is in progress but there is no graphical indicator like in previous versions of degrag.

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I cannot delete my emails after reading them

  • Hello and thank you for the opportunity to help. The first thing to do is defragment your computer. The "Disc Defragmenter" can be accessed in your computors programs. If your running Windows there is a little "globe" in the lower corner of your screen. Press that globe and type in "disk defragmenter" and make sure to defragment everything Make sure to clear all your cookies, history and cache. Make sure to clear your browsing history as well (this is done in from accessing your tools in your browser) then after that reset your computer. Most of the time when your e-mails won't open, you have troubles sending e-mails or won't delete it is really because your computer needs a good cleaning and then reset so it speeds up and process properly. This will take you a few minutes to do, especially if you do not do any of the items listed very often. I do each of the items listed every day.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here. I am on here every day and I will respond to you.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


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I installed OO Defrag 14 Pro 14.5.453 on Windows XP SP3. The OO Degrag 14 Pro 14.5.453 couldn't defrag the 2 Hitachi SATA II HDDs RAID 0. The software keeps Analyze on the action column. What's the...

try uninstalling defrag ,restart pc then try the xp defrag.remember you need 200+MB to defrag.if the xp defrag dont work or fails your hard drive might be starting to fail.backup your files just in case your hard drive fail.

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My computor is running slow and freezing up.

Try freeing as much memory as possible to correct the problem.

turn off any programs running in the background by checking the ICONS in the lower right side of the screen near the clock area. use your mouse and right click on any pictures shown there and choose "exit" or "close".

then run disk clean. If you are using win xp, go to start, programs, accessories and then system tools. Slide over to clean desk and click on it.

It will ask you if you want to clean "C" drive - this is fine!

Check all the boxes when the window asks which files to handle. Use the arrow key and make sure you get them all. Then click ok.

When its finished running then run disk defrag.

go to start, programs, accessories system tools and then disk defrag. you want to defrag "c" drive and click the degrag button at the bottom to start it.

this may take a while to complete. when finished, reboot the pc. Then go to windows update and run a scan to update files. Install the updates, restart one more time and this should correct the problem.

Mar 25, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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The laptop is unable to recognise that a wireless router exists within the laptop, it was working for part of the weekend and then suddenly after disc clean up and defrag it has dissappeared. I have...

I assume you might have degragged the drive because of some irratic behavior not affecting your wireless card. Is your laptop detecting any other wireless networks? Restoring your system should have taken care of that, but when did you install the router, recently? And if you're not detecting the router, do you know for sure that the wireless part of the router is working? Also, there is a wireless card on/off switch on many laptops- make sure it didn't get moved to the off position. Since you defragged your system, this makes me think maybe some other problem is going on, but without more information, there's not much I can guess about. If you have a neighbor or friend with a laptop, see if they're getting your modem's signal, then go from there. Good luck, crazy problem.

Apr 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My Computer Wont Defrag

Best way to Defrag is to start up in Safe mode and run the Defrag program. Time to defrag depends on size of HD and free space.
Degragging in normal mode also enables your anti-virus software which I' ve found to interfere with defragging. Best of luck to you and I hope this solves your problem.

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My toshiba tecra m10 won't boot when on the docking station

Hello scottgrumish - when you have the computer off the docking station, start it up, and hit F2 or F11, whichever it says to enter Setup. Enter password if any. Once in setup, you'll see a File Menu. For each Menu, push F9 (or, at bottom of screen, look for command list, and locate the command key for setting Default Settings. Starting with the first Tab on the File Menu, hit the F9 key (or the Default key indicated at the bottom) move to the next tab in the file this for each, until you reach the last. The last tab (Exit) will give you the options: Exit Without Saving Changes, Save and Exit. You want to Save and Exit. The system will then reboot from the beginning, and open windows. Run Disc Defragment which can be found from the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disc Defragment. When the Defragmenter Program open, it will prompt you for which Drive(s) to Defragment. Choose Drive C:\ (Hard Drive). Analyze the drive first to ensure whether it needs degragmented or not. This is just to check. Upon completion of the Analysis, regardless of the result, click the Defragment button. This may take several minutes to a couple of hours, but it is a necessary maintenance operation that should (is recommended) be completed regulary. (Scheduled Degragmentations are best). Once the defragment is complete, again restart the computer. It may seem a bit minotonous, but restarting refreshing the system. Make sure the Trash bin is empty, after the computer has reboot agian. If you know of any programs that are installed, that are not necessary for the computer, you, or any other programs to run or operate, uninstall any of these as they are merely taking space and use up CPU usage; yes even if they're closed and not being used, they take up memory and space. Consider this a type of "Spring Cleaning". If you have an anti-virus program run it as well. To uninstall the programs (if any), go to Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disc Cleanup and use this to get rid of such programs (unused). Also, go to the Start Menu, and on the right hand side (or whereever it's located on your computer) go to Control Panel and locate 'un-install a program) Look through the list and un-install any un-necessary programs that you see in the list that you know are not needed or used. If your are not sure, leave it. NOTE: Anything that says Microsoft, Windows, (or anything that contains your computer name or brand, do not un-install). Never, uninstall any file or program with the extensions .dll, .exe, or .bat (agian, if you're not sure, leave it).

Once you have completed this (if there were any), again, restart the computer to refresh the system (it may suggest this automatically).

Now, shut down the computer, dock it, then try to open windows again. If it still does not load up windows (or your OS (operating system), I suggest contacting the dealer or manufacturer (or where you got it) and asking about they docking system and operation of the computer and it's compatibility and options.

I sincerely hope this information is helpful and helps you solve this matter. Let me know if I can further assist you. Thank you for choosing


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Hard drive/memory/speed

music files and photo files take up a lot of memory/space on a hard drive. If you are using your flash dirve (external drive) to upload songs, phots etc to a website (i.e. Facebook;MySpace etc.) you can upload them directly from the external drive rather than loading them to your computer. I suggest, that if you have a cd/dvd burner, burn all music and photo files to dic, if your external drive is for temporary storage. Once you have done this, remove all music and photo files (except any you may want to use as start up theme music, background use for desktop etc.) then, degragment your hard drive, C:\. Once the degragmentation is complete, close all programs and reboot your computer. NOTE: while you can operate the computer while a defragmentatioin is in progress, any use slows this process, as degragmentations (or defrag's) can take some time to complete (i.e. 1 hour or more depending on the status of the computer and it's need for being defragmented) You can run an analasys to determine if it need to be defraged. This can be done under the Start Menu,All Programs, Accessories, System Tools,Disc Defragmenter: When Disc Defragmenter Opens, it will give you a list of the internal (hard drives,including the D:/ Partitioned Drive) Select C:\ and click on Analyze. This should only take a few minutes to complete. Once the Analysis is complete, it will tell you directly whether or not the computer (Drive C:\) needs to be defragged. In the event it does not, You can also run a Disc Cleanup: Go to Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disc Cleanup. Be careful doing this as you do not want to remove any programs that you use on a regular basis, or frequently, that the computer automatically may deem "seldom used". Here, you can remove, or uninstall programs and files that you or the computer do not need, and free up space. Freeing up memory or space will improve speed a little bit. Depending on the OS (operating system) and it's current grade (upgraded or not) - you may need to have more memory and RAM installed.

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