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2 Defrag Your Computer Improve your computers performance with this simple procedure A Necessary Computer Housekeeping Chore

3 How does fragmentation happen What is the effect of fragmentation When to defrag your hard drive Benefits of defragmenting

4 FRAGMENTED FILE F I E L

5 On Windows XP Desktop Follow these steps Click “Start” button Click “All Programs” Click “Accessories” Click “System Tools” Click “Disk Defragmenter”

6 Your screen should look something like this:

7 Now to start the process One click on “Disk Defragmenter” Disk Defragmenter

8 Steps to follow on next window Choose disk to defragment, (upper pane) Click on “Analyze” button, (lower left) When the “analysis” is finished Click on “Defragmentation” button, (lower left) Now wait

9 The “Defrag Window” If more than 1 hard drive, you must select which to defrag Click On Analyze 3- Click on Defragment

10 Defrag in progress Observe progress bars below; files are shifted as fragmented files become contiguous files

11 Patience, patience. After analysis you may get a window telling you defrag not necessary; up to you Size of hard drive, time between defrags and amount of “stuff” on it determines how long it takes Status bar on bottom of screen records % of progress

12 DEFRAGMENTED FILE ELIF Parts are now contiguous

13 That’s all there is to it! Karl Juelch Volunteer Instructor


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