How to Defrag your Hard Drive

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Is your computer running slower? It is a good idea to periodically defragment your hard drive. The process organizes the hard drive so that the computer runs faster.

1

Navigate to the "Start" menu and select "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and "Disk Defragmenter." The Disk Defragmenter dialog appears.

2

Highlight the drives that you want to defragment. Then click the "Analyze disk" button. Your disk is then analyzed. A dialog prompts whether you should defragment the analyzed drive.

3

Select the disk or disk partition that you want to defragment. Cick the "Defragment disk" button. The defragment process begins.

Tip

  • check There are free programs that will do an even better job of defragging such as Disk MD that can be obtained from www.pcpitstop.com

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