Published On: Tue, Mar 6th, 2012

How to use defragmentation tool in windows 7

If your computer speed is very slow and facing problem in keeping your system run smoothly then to eradicate these problems Windows 7 has included a feature of “Disk Defragmentation”. The Disk Defragmentation tool helps you to run your computer smoothly, make your computer faster and also make your computer efficient.

What is Defragmentation in windows 7:

Defragmentation is a process which joins disjointed files on your computer’s hard disk. This fragmentation occurs over a period of time as you save, change or delete your hard disk files, because when you save the changes in the files sometimes these changes are saved at a different location then the original file location.  The defragmentation tool in windows 7 rearranges the hard disk data and reunites the same files which interns make your computer rum efficiently.

If we speak from the hardware’s perspective the movement of the hard disk heads over different areas of the disk when accessing fragmented files which are located at different places in hard disk is slower because heads have to look for different areas to search for information, compared to accessing the entire contents of the file from same location i.e. sequentially without moving the heads to seek for other areas on the hard disk.

The defragmentation may take some time to finish because it all depends on the size of your hard disk data so during that time you may work on your computer and perform your tasks as usual.

Following are the steps to complete the defragmentation process.

Step 1: Click the start button and search for Disk Defragmenter and then click on the “Disk Defragmenter” option, as the following screen shows:

Step 2:  Next window allows you to set the Defragmentation schedule or you simply select the disk and click on “Defragment disk” button.

Step 3: After that this process will start which will take time and let it complete. System will give you the progress status about how much relocation has been completed.

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