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  • mamaferg2004 Jun 13, 2008

    When I double click MY COMPUTER, I don't have a C to right click on. I have a Dell Dimension B110.

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Hey mamaferg2004,

If you're not quite sure how to defragment your computer's hard drive, the process can be quite simple depending on what operating system you are currently using.

For many versions of Windows, you can simply double-click on the "My Computer" icon located in either your start menu or on your desktop. Once you have done so, you will need to right-click on the hard drive that needs to be defragmented. Typically, the drive name will be “C:/” but remember that it can vary from computer to computer. Once you've right-clicked on the drive, a menu should appear on your desktop. Choose the "Properties" option, then click on the "Tools" tab in the next menu that appears. Under "Tools" you should find an option that says something similar to "Defragment Now." Click on this button, then on the "Defragment" when prompted again.

Alternatively, you can generally find a direct link to this utility in the start menu of many Windows versions. Simply click on the "Start" bar, highlight the "Programs" link, then "Accessories" "System Tools" and "Disk Defragmenter" in the subsequent panes that open. Clicking on this link should then start the Windows disk defragmenter.

Remember that you may need to start your computer in Safe Mode, close all other programs (including anti-virus/spyware programs) and disable screen savers temporarily while the hard drive is being defragmented. It is generally best to let your computer defragment itself overnight - with your monitor off - since it can take several hours if you have a very large hard drive or have never defragmented it before.

If you are still not sure how to proceed or are uncomfortable doing any of this, I would strongly suggest contacting your local computer repair technician for further assistance. If necessary, you may always bring your computer into your local Best Buy™ store, but please keep in mind that you may be charged for any services sought through Geek Squad® technicians.

Hope this helps you out.

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Double Click MY COMPUTER

Right Click C:, Click Properties

Click Tools Tab

Click Defragment Now

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  • IQUIT Jun 13, 2008

    when you open MY COMPUTER



    You should see the Hard drive and your Optical Drives



    Normally the Hard Drive is C:



    Right Click the picture of a Hard drive, you'll get a small drop down menu. At the bottom of the Menu, click PROPERTIES



    This will open a Hard drive Properties window that will have several tabs. Click the TOOLS tab, then Defragment.



    If you can't find it that way.



    Click Start, Click PROGRAMS or ALL PROGRAMS, then Click Accessories, then Click System Tools, Click DISK DEFRAGMENTOR

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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.

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1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
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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"
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fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
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