The fragmentation of data on a hard drive occurs naturally over time. Installing new software or
hardware is one way this can happen. Editing photos, movies or music, which tend to be large in
size, can also cause fragmentation. Any time I install a service pack, I always defragment the
drive, before and after the installation. It is always a good idea to delete any unnecessary
files before defragmenting. I run Disk Cleanup and CCleaner to quickly remove hidden temp and
log files. The first time I defragment a drive, I remove the Page-file first. The Page-file is
unmovable and can get placed between blocks of data. If the Page-file dynamically sizes itself,
that will cause fragmentation. The video shows how I turn the Page-file off and back on. I, also,
show how I use the defrag command and setup a scheduled task.
To defragment a Hard Drive (Hard Disk): Start Button >>> My Computer >>> (right-click the desired drive) Properties. Tools Tab >>> Defragment Now Button >>> Select Drive >>> click the Defragment Button.