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Gonna Do My First Defrag


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Hey Guys,

I have had my PC since last November and i thought i would do my first Defrag now i have done one on a Windows 98 PC ages ago but cant remember much. So i just have a few questions really.

To some this may sound stupid but laugh if you will i will live with it,lol

1) To make sure its ''Disk Fragmenter'' i use in ''Windows XP Home''

2) Under ''Action'' do i first click and run ''Analyze'' then go to and ''Defragment''

3) Will it delete anything without asking me ?

4) Will it move any folders or files without it telling me ?

5) what does it mean by ''Fragmented files'' ''Contigues files'' & ''Unmovable files''

6) It wont damage anything will it, E.G runnin processes

Right thats it sorry about all the questions just wanna make sure i know what i'am doing.
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Howdy:

1: That's what you use!!

2: You can, but you can just click on "Defrag" as it will analyze first anyway before the defrag process starts..

3: Defrag deletes nothing ever..

4: Not sure what you mean here.. It will move files/folders/bits and pieces of folders into continguous files..
That's what defragging is all about.. It will NOT move a file or folder from it's original location.. i.e.: File in My Documents folder stays in My Docs!!

5: These are self-explanitory: Fragments means just that - bits and pieces of the file located haphazardly on the hard-drive
Contiguous: means they are in order and Imovable refers to files that are required to remain where they are on the hdd (normally Windows system files/folders)

6: No..

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Hi Murray, thx for replying and thx for answering all my questions thats a great help :tazz:
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No problem.. Thta's what we're here for!! :tazz:

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as far as your questin about running processes....don't have any processes running during the defrag...turn off any live antivirus/spyware/firewall programs, turn off your screen saver...and what not..
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as far as your questin about running processes....don't have any processes running during the defrag...turn off any live antivirus/spyware/firewall programs, turn off your screen saver...and what not..


Right i see, well i cant turn off EVERY process (i.e Windows.exe) i can turn the ones off i know i'am running like my ''Screen Saver'' and my ''Digital Clock'' and such, though not sure how to turn off AVG and McAfee though even if i just turn off the ''Firewall'' and what not the McAfee process is still gonna run.
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Turning off running processes in XP doesn't really matter as XP uses a version of DiskKeeper as their defrag program and it works through that (no shutdowns due to running processes)..

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