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Defraging Why?

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  1. GreenGrass

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    Why must we Defrag the computer?

    As everyone know once in a while everyone must defrag their computer. But do you really know why? Here i will show you basically why you must do it. When you start up a program the RAM (Randomly Access Memory) must find the files to the program you wanna start up. If the files aren't together the RAM will use longer time to find the files to the CPU. So this will basically say that your programs will startup slower than it should do. This is why you must defrag your computer it will Increase the performance.

    How do we start defrag?

    There are several ways you can do it on.

    > START
    > > All Programs
    > > > Accessories
    > > > > System Tools
    > > > > > Defragment

    > START
    > > RUN
    > > > dfrg.msc

    > START
    > > RUN
    > > > cmd
    > > > > defrag

    Now you get up list of commands you may use.
    Lets take an Example :

    Defrag C: -a = Here you will Analyze and see if its needed to defrag this Volum.
    Defrag C: -f = Here you will start defraging Volume C:

    You must always type in the Volume you wanna defrag.

    What are all the colors how can we understand them?

    Red (Fragmented Files)

    So what does Fragmented Files means? Here i am going to show you what it really is. Every time you download a Software or install something. The data so the file have will be written down on the hard disk it tries to find available space and it are just finding an space so is free. When you haven't defrag for a while the files will flow over everywhere and it will be much more harder to find the files for the computer. So Basically the defrag is taking away the Fragmented files and make them to Contextual files.

    Blue (Contextual files)

    This is files so are stored together. They are converted from Fragmented files to Contextual files. This means that the computer have easy access to the files. So this will get better for the RAM to find the files and send it to the CPU and the programs will startup faster.

    Green (Files so can't be moved) "Sorry i don't know the English word" :/

    This is files so cannot be moved this is since the files are in use by the system (This can basically mean WINDOWS files)

    White (Free Space)

    This is free space on your computer to more white you have to more space is available on your computer so you can use to store data on.
     
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    Really it's good stuff for new one's
     
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    hey shabbir, r u kidding. R u goin 2 nominate THIS article. U seem to b joking. pls dnt do this.
     
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    Its just a nomination and you can vote in or out any of them. Its not among the list of Articles which has been picked for the contest. Please post such comments in that thread rather than here.
     
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    useful article..great post!!!!!!!!
     
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    nice one dude
     
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    Thanks for your useful information.
     
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    is it true that vista automatically defrags its file...and thats why when we do search it is able to search quickly then its predecessors?? what i mean is, is defragging in vista neccessary, as told by my friends its not required in vista...?
     
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    It is enabled in the system maintenance by default, you can uncheck it if you want.
    1. Click Start
    2. Click Control Panel
    3. Selct the Control Panel Home
    4. Click System and Maintenance
    5. Under the Administrative Tools section at the bottom, click Defragment your hard drive
    6. You may need to grant permission to open the disk fragmenter
    7. Click or unclick Run automatically (recommended) depending if you want this feature enabled or disabled.
    8. Click OK
     
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    the question is not how to uncheck, but is the vistas defrag good or should i go for some external software..?
     
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    It is good, but then again it is my personal opinion. The best option would be to try it out and compare with any other external software...
     
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    Great post!.. Thank you for sharing!
     
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    I would stick with Vista's defrag. Diskeeper does a good job however the vista one works pretty well also.
     
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    i agree its quite good, though havent compared it..but still does its job well...
     
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    gooooooood
     
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    nice post guy
     
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    Defragmentation combined the scattered memory and provides a large storage area or memory.Defragmentation reduces the searching complexity of the RAM.
     

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