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
Any time I install a service pack, I always defragment the drive, before and after the
It is always a good idea to delete any unnecessary files before defragmenting. I run Disk
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,
will cause fragmentation. The video shows how I turn the Page-file off and back on. I, also, show
I use the defrag command and setup a scheduled task.
To defragment a drive: Start Button >>> My Computer >>> (right-click the desired drive) Properties. Tools Tab >>> Defragment Now Button >>> Select Drive >>> Defragment Button.