To keep the PC running fast, it is always advisable to defragment the files on your hard disk. Generally defragmenting improves the PC’s performance & it is something that should be done regularly. Defragmentation work can be setup at a particular period of time to run it automatically by certain utility options under Disk Defragmenter Window.
It is always advisable to prepare your defragment before doing it as there are a number of steps to perform for the entire procedure. The fragmentation work slows down the computer’s response time that’s why it takes longer time for it to access particular information.
Follow the step by step guide to perform defragmentation process:
After opening up the disk defragmentation utility, you have to click on the analyse button for properly analysing the hard drive so that you can figure out what you need to defrag within the hard drive. After your drive is ready to analyse you should do exactly what the result screen says to you. Like if it says your drive doesn’t need any defragmentation then definitely you will get benefit from the defragmentation, so simply close the program otherwise proceed to the next step.
Apart from that if your program or result screen says that you need a defragmentation process, then you need to click on the defragment button & allow the program to do its own work. Generally, it will take somewhere around 30 to 40 minutes depending upon the size of the data to defrag, the amount of defragmentation, memory size, the speed of your processor,etc.
After the successful completion of the defragmentation, simply close the program window. If you see any error messages,then you can simply make a note of the error & print this log for future reference or maintenance work on the hard disk.
A rule of thumb says that the drive which is fragmented over 10% should be properly optimised for improving both speeds as well as the performance of your PC. In that way, you can fix few problems in a convenient & timely manner without any need to troubleshoot the PC.