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GreenGrass 27Jul2008 03:24

Defraging Why?
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.

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

> > RUN
> > > dfrg.msc

> > 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.

faizulhaque 27Jul2008 16:31

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Nice Stuff

GreenGrass 27Jul2008 16:32

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Thanks mate :)

faizulhaque 27Jul2008 16:37

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Really it's good stuff for new one's

shabbir 2Aug2008 11:57

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Nomination for article of the month for July 2008

neo_vi 3Aug2008 19:35

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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.

shabbir 3Aug2008 21:01

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Originally Posted by neo_vi
hey shabbir, r u kidding. R u goin 2 nominate THIS article. U seem to b joking. pls dnt do this.

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.

ownedattitude 16Oct2008 15:11

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useful article..great post!!!!!!!!

NDL 7Dec2008 13:54

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nice one dude

LenoxFinlay 16Apr2009 16:08

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Thanks for your useful information.

mayjune 19Jun2009 01:46

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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...?

!Newbie! 19Jun2009 12:19

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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

mayjune 19Jun2009 14:40

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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..?

!Newbie! 19Jun2009 18:29

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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...

yohan 15Jul2009 06:56

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Great post!.. Thank you for sharing!

callyS 26Jul2009 23:40

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I would stick with Vista's defrag. Diskeeper does a good job however the vista one works pretty well also.

mayjune 27Jul2009 00:36

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i agree its quite good, though havent compared it..but still does its job well...

ELLORD 7Apr2010 01:59

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ansarialice 7Apr2010 09:30

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nice post guy

satyedra pal 19May2010 14:07

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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.

MarekJohnScary 30Apr2012 20:13

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I would recommend you to use O&O defrag. It's quite useful.

edwardallene 11May2012 05:18

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In addition to your posts, when Fragmentation level increases, and you find it yourself by the change in the response time of the computer, it is too late and Defrag won’t help too much. Each time you store a file on a hard disk, the computer saves the new data on your available disk space, which may cause its existing files to get scattered across the disk.This can cause computer loading latency, you need to defrag your computer from time to time to avoid massive slow down.

av3lard 16May2012 08:28

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Thank you another additional knowledge for us. keep up the good work! :happy:

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