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Old 12-07-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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"Defragmenter" I thought it was the term one used when their computer really started screwing up so they decided to hit it with a hammer and go buy a new one! Shows what I know about computers
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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"Defragmenter" I thought it was the term one used when their computer really started screwing up so they decided to hit it with a hammer and go buy a new one! Shows what I know about computers
As a computer technician by trade and someone who owns their own consulting business I highly recommend defenestration when your frustration level reaches this point. Charge admission and make back some of the cost of the new PC. Bring a broom.







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Old 12-12-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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The disk becomes fragmented just by using the computer, moving files,creating new files, etc.. The data is no longer contiguous so Windows writes the data to the next free cluster of space and this causes data to become "fragmented" so when you run a defragmenting program it places the data in a contiguous order. And I've read once a month once a week. I've even seen people say they do it once a day. Unless you're constantly installing things and deleting them once every few weeks should be good. It's been ages since I've lasted done one of those because by the time my computer starts slowing down I format it and start over.
I have my pc set to defrag automatically once a month whether I think it needs it or not. I had problems doing that when I used IE but since I switched to Firefox it hasn't once screwed up.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Thanks everyone as i have a better idea what to ''Defragment'' is all about !!

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Ronzou explained the fragmentation process very well. Another way to explain it is, think of fragmentation in the same way you have your clothes and shoes arranged around your house. If you have them all scattered throughout a large house, it'll take you a long time to find each piece of clothing because of all the space you have to walk through to search for them, whereas, if everything were in the closet, you'd get dressed up a lot faster. The disk drive works the same way, a disk partition with clustered files will run much more efficiently and faster than a partition that has fragmented files all over the disk drive.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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A smiley totem pole???
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