Defragmenting a Drive in Windows 7.

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: Utilities, Windows 7 | Tags: , , |

Internet Fixes talks about Defragmenting a Drive in Windows 7.

Basically, IF you use your computer on a regular basis and set the schedule up properly, it will do it automatically.

If you use it irregularly, you may need to do it manually instead.

Another option is to use the Auslogics screen saver which includes a disk defrag function.

[update 2011.4.2]

If the boot section is not done automatically, you can do it manually as administrator to speed up your boot time.

 

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Disk SpeedUp – A Powerful Disk Defrag Tool

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , |

Disk SpeedUp – A Powerful Disk Defrag Tool for Windows to Analyse, Optimize and Defrag your Computer.

“This powerful disk defragmenter has a user-friendly interface which offers many basic functions, such as analyze the disk, defrag the disk, defrag and optimize the selected disk/file/folder, automatic disk defrag when PC is idle, automatic shutdown when defrag computer completed and schedule preset. In addition, Disk SpeedUp is intelligent with more advanced settings to meet advanced requests, such as auto start-up with OS, customizable presets for optimized disk defrag and excludes option for ignoring the specific files and folders that you don’t want to defrag.
Disk SpeedUp is a powerful disk defrag freeware for Windows platform. It is as safe as default Windows defrag. It applies the most efficient algorithm to rearrange files and optimize your disk.

Disk SpeedUp works under Win 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems.”  Freeware.  Use at your own risk.

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Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Help, Windows XP | Tags: , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice on how to Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

This is very simple and puts all the boot files close together to speed up the boot process.

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Disk Defrag Screen Saver from Auglogics

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

Disk Defrag Screen Saver means that now Auslogics — my favorite defrag freeware — can run as a screensaver.

Install this, go to lunch or a meeting, and when you return, your computer’s files are all invisibly reorganized for faster access.  No reminders necessary, and you get defragged more often.

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Smart Defrag exe, from IObit

Posted on October 7, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

Smart Defrag “Disk fragmentation is generally main cause of slow and unstable computer performance. Smart Defrag helps defragment your hard drive most efficiently. Smart Defrag not only defragments computer deeply but optimizes disk performance. With ‘install it and forget it’ feature, Smart Defrag works automatically and quietly in the background on your PC, keeping your hard disk running at its speediest. Smart Defrag is complete free for home, organization, and business. Version 1 includes unspecified updates.”

Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista. Freeware – registration with ZDNet required to download.

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JkDefrag – freeware defragmentation software

Posted on June 24, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), versions for Windows X64, and the complete sources.”

JkDefrag is completely free no cost, no time limit. Versions for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008, and X64 versions of Windows 2003/XP/Vista.

Note: Some data on an NTFS partition may become corrupted after you restart a Windows XP-based computer that uses a SATA hard disk drive. This is not a JkDefrag bug but a Microsoft defragmentation API bug. Microsoft have released a bugfix, see: Bugfix 941715.
Use at your own risk, but might be a useful defragger for you.

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Auslogics does your defrag faster

Posted on April 20, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Defragmentizing your hard drive(s) is a chore, but it can speed up your system.

How-To Geek Blogs says “The disk defrag utility included in XP is painfully slow and the one in Vista is atrocious.  Sure sure they will do the job, but why wait around and deal with Windows’ clunky utility when you can download Auslogics Disk Defrag for free.

This is my favorite utility to do the job.  I find it works blazing fast compared to Windows’ utility.  Launch the application, select your drive, and you’re ready to put those files in contiguous order.”

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UltraDefrag — another Japanese superhero?

Posted on March 22, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Remember Ultraman, one of the older superheroes?  Maybe not…

But UltraDefrag may be the hero you need to tidy up your hard drive and speed up your computer.  It’s open source and freeware.

For an objective review of UltraDefrag (and you should always check reviews before trusting such a powerful program), check here.  It seems to do the job better than the defrag utility included with Windows XP for this reviewer (an IT pro calling his blog The Mad Fatter).

You need to defragmentize your computer’s hard drive every so often, to keep portions of related files grouped together.  That will speed up your access to them and speed up your computer’s response.

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Speed up your XP boot by defragging your boot files

Posted on March 4, 2008. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Windows, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice on how to defrag (group your files close together on the hard drive for faster access) the files needed to boot (start) your Windows XP system.

Boot Defrag should be enabled by default, but later software installations or updates might have changed that.

WARNING: as a routine precaution, use these instructions to backup your Registry first.

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