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Defragmenting your hard drive help it to make your hard drive run
faster. I would advise doing this at least once a week. It needs to
be done without running any programs that are going to write to the
drive or it will restart defrag and take much longer to run.
When you first click on the defragment hard drive you will come up
with the following screen. Some people have more than one drive so
you are given the option of which drive you want to defrag. If it's
not your default then click on the dropdown box and choose the drive
you wish to defrag.
Click on the
Settings as shown above and the window below will appear. Be sure
the items shown below are checked as it will defrag better for you
When you click OK in
the above two windows the following window will appear, this will
show you the progress of your defrag.
For a more detailed
view of the defrag process click on show details and the following
window will appear.
When you click on
Legend you will see the following window which will tell you what
the coloured squares in your defrag means.
Once it has read your
drive the beginning of the defrag process is rather slow, it
actually takes one of these squares at a time and places them for
optimal speed, further into the process it will get faster.
When finished you
will see the following window, click on yes and you are finished.
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