Hard drive defragmentation

What is disk defragmentation? How could you defrag a hard drive or hard disk in a PC?


The hard drives are considered be the one of the main data storage media for your system. This storage device is often more stable and reliable when compared to other storage Medias like CD, DVD etc. All your significant data, applications and the Operating System are stored in the hard drive of your system. But however in some situations these hard drives in the Windows system might fail and the files stored in this hard drive would become inaccessible. Defragmenting your hard drive is an integral part of keeping your PC healthy. The defragmenting utility which ships with Windows is very simple to use and can give a boost to your PC's performance.


Given below are the techniques to defrag a hard drive in a PC:




  • Use the Properties of local disk

  • Use Computer Management MMC

  • Use Disk Defragmenter MMC



Use the Properties of local disk



You could easily defragment your hard disk using Properties of your local disk. To do this you need to open My Computer and go to the properties of the disk volume which is to be defragmented, and choose Tools tab and select the 'Defragment now' option. Finally you need to click the Defragment button.



Use Computer Management MMC



By using Computer Management MMC (Microsoft Management Console) you could defragment your hard disk. To do this you need to open Start button and select Run. In the Run text box you need to type Compmgmt.msc in Run text box and press the Ok button. From the Computer Management window you need to choose Disk Defragmenter option. Finally you need to click the volume that you want to defragment, and then click Defragment.



Use Disk Defragmenter MMC


Another method to defrag a hard drive or hard disk in your system is Disk Defragmenter MMC. To do this you need to open Start button and select Run. After typing Dfrg.msc in run text box you need to press Ok button. It would display the Disk Defragment window. Finally you need to click the volume that you want to defragment, and then click Defragment.




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