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My wife has a dell vista os computer. can not defragment hard drive. have tried several programs to no avail.what do i do ?

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Try downloading the free Defraggler and using the option to reboot and defrag the drive. It takes some extra time, but the results are worth it!

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • alden harquail Mar 19, 2011

    i tried defraggler and the windows to no avail even after 6 hours. should i go into safe mode and try?

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    Dimitris Panokostas Mar 19, 2011

    No, try running Checkdisk fist, with the option to fix any errors checked. Then try defraggler again! If it still fails, please be more specific on what the problem is?

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With Windows Vista and Windows 7, hard drive fragmentation is a minor issue, and rarely contributes to a computer's slowness. If you're still running Windows Vista, I would highly recommend an upgrade to Windows 7, as it will likely help speed things up.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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