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Question asked by savitha_chandu in #Coffee Room on Dec 20, 2009
savitha_chandu
savitha_chandu 路 Dec 20, 2009
Rank D2 - MASTER
what is this fragmentation of disks? and i have started this in my laptop and it is taking hours together for fragmenting a single disk for e.g. for fragmenting c drive it took 12 hrs. and it has not defragmented D,E,F drives.I'm afraid is there anything wrong with my laptop?😒 Posted in: #Coffee Room
gaurav.bhorkar
gaurav.bhorkar 路 Dec 20, 2009
Rank B2 - LEADER
savitha_chandu
what is this fragmentation of disks? and i have started this in my laptop and it is taking hours together for fragmenting a single disk for e.g. for fragmenting c drive it took 12 hrs. and it has not defragmented D,E,F drives.I'm afraid is there anything wrong with my laptop?馃槖
Files in the file system are supposed to be laid in a contiguous fashion. But because we use the file system regularly, the files get fragmented, meaning they are no more in sequential fashion. This makes the file system slower.

To arrange the file system in sequential manner, we use a defragmenter to defragment.

C: drive is the system partition in most computers and thats why it has huge number of files. And defragmenting such a huge number of files takes time. So there's nothing wrong with your computer.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 Dec 20, 2009
Rank A2 - PRO
In simple steps:-

1:- Adding and deleting files from your hard disk is a common task.
2:- But this process is not always done very efficiently. For example, when you delete a bunch of little files and add a new large file, the file may get broken up into mulitple sections on the hard disk.
3:-The computer will still read the newly added file as a single valid file, but the drive will have to scan multiple parts of the disk to read it.
4:-this can drag down your computer's speed quite a bit. If you have a ton of "fragmented" files on your hard disk, you might hear sputtering, and other weird noises coming from your computer.
so you perform defragmantation ...it is already available feature in xp..
gurpreetm13
gurpreetm13 路 Dec 23, 2009
Rank E2 - BEGINNER
Although there is nothing wrong with your laptop..i would suggest ,you defrag your disk with autologics disk defragger..It is much faster than windows defragger..
Piere
Piere 路 Dec 24, 2009
Rank E2 - BEGINNER
savitha_chandu
what is this fragmentation of disks? and i have started this in my laptop and it is taking hours together for fragmenting a single disk for e.g. for fragmenting c drive it took 12 hrs. and it has not defragmented D,E,F drives.I'm afraid is there anything wrong with my laptop?馃槖
How long it takes to complete a defrag will depend on the level of fragmentation on your drive, how much free space you have and what defragger you use. If you use the Windows defragger on a severely fragmented drive, its bound to take long. Try running a diskcleanup first.
If you dont mind opting for an alternative defragger, I suggest Diskeeper2010. It defrags very fast on automode and even if you have only as less as 1% free space.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 Dec 24, 2009
Rank A2 - PRO
gurpreetm13
Although there is nothing wrong with your laptop..i would suggest ,you defrag your disk with autologics disk defragger..It is much faster than windows defragger..
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