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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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    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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How to defragment my computer focomputer efficiency

Click on start, then computer (or just My Computer from the desktop). Right click on the C: drive and then click on the tools tab. You will see defragment listed there. Click on it. Please make sure you have your screen saver disabled and are not running any other items while you defrag. If you are the defrag will fail.Alternatively you can download smart defrag 2. Just do a search for it on the internet and you should find the download. This is a much more stable and effective program than the windows defrager.
Good luck and I hope this helps

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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.

on Dec 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet


How to defragment your computer

Defragmenting your computer is a very good way to keep your computers hard drive working correctly and healthy.

Follow these very simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Now click on "My Computer".

3. Now right-click on the hard drive you wish to defrag.

4. Now click on "Properties".

5. Now click on "Tools".

6. Now click on "Defragment Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up click on choose the hard drive yet again, then click on "Defragment".

8. Now let it defrag (this may take a while depending on your computer speed.)

It's best defragmenting your computer maybe once every 2 weeks.

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How can I defrag my Dell optiplex760?

How to Defrag a Dell Computer
1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.

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How do I clear a bunch of space

Go to the Control panel, click add/remove programs. Remove programs that you do not want or use.

download Index.dat analyzer, install and run it:

After you remove the programs and ran Index.dat Analyzer, you need to defrag the hard drive:

How to use the Windows Defrag tool:

  • To start Windows Defrag, double click on the "My Computer" or "Computer" Icon on Desktop or in Start Menu.

  • Next Right click on the "C:" drive (Or the drive you wish to Defrag) and select properties from the list that appears...

  • From the next menu select "Tools" and then "Defragment Now"

  • The Disk Defragmenter screen will now appear, Click on Analyze. This will check your drives and will only take a few seconds. If your result shows a lot of red like mine (see picture below) then click on "Defragment" to continue) Be warned this may take several hours, so don't run it, if you are going to need the computer in a rush. Some people tend to run it over night or before they go to work.

  • Once completed, shut down and use your computer everything should be that bit smoother.

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Joe

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L computer is running slow

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
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Have a look for an application called Ccleaner. Will get rid of all your old unwanted files. Also try a defrag.

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If your system is windows xp, then you have to go to my computer then right click the disk want to defrag and then click properties. In tools tab, you can see the button defrag. see pics for details.
best regards,melnavz

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