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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 1: What are Operating Systems and How Do They Work?
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Using the Windows Disk Defragmenter

To access the Windows Disk Defragmenter, click on Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter. A window similar to Figure 138 appears.


Figure 138: Disk Defragmenter Overview

 


The currently available hard drives (floppy disks and rewritable CDRoms cannot be defragged) are listed, along with 2 options; Analyze and Defrag. The first task is to check the fragmentation state of a drive. Click on the C: drive in the volume window, and click the Analyze button. Defrag will scan the disk, and then present you with a graphical representation of the disk fragmentation.

Figure 139: Disk Defragmenter Analysis

 


In this case the C: disk is very fragmented, so it would be sensible to click the Defragment button and leave Defrag to work away. It is advisable to defrag disks on a regular basis, dependant on the amount of data transferred to and from them.


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