Using the Windows Disk defragmenter utility

Windows has a built in utility for speeding up the applications on your hard drive. Most casual users aren't aware of it or what it does and I won't explain that here. The purpose of this page is to guide you through the process of performing the disk defragmenter procedure so here we go...

  1. Click on the start icon in the lower left side of the Taskbar.

  2. Click on 'Programs'.

  3. Click on 'Accessories' and then on 'System Tools'.

  4. Click on 'Disk Defragmenter' and in the accompanying popup dialog, choose the drive (typically "(C:)") you wish to defrag.

  5. Click 'OK' and you're off and running!.

  6. After the Disk Defragmenter is done, click on 'Close' if your finished or choose the next drive and repeat steps 4 through 6.

Congratulations! You just performed one of the basic maintenance procedures that keeps Windows 95/98 running at it's best! Good job!

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