How to defrag your drives the right way: 7 defrag tricks to learn today

By Anna Lind 15 August 2014 in Defragmentation
Defragmenting your hard drive may be one of the quickest and easiest, yet effective ways to boost your computer's speed and improve performance. With hundreds of defragmenters available on the market, most offering multiple defrag and optimize options, how do you know what is right for your PC and what features you should use to maintain your hard drive in the best shape? In this article I will show you how to defrag your drives properly through 7 tricks that will help you get the results you are looking for. So roll up your sleeves and let's defrag!
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Disk Defragmentation Explained

By Anna Lind 14 February 2011 in Defragmentation
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about disk defragmentation. Some people advise doing it weekly... some people say it hurts the hard drive, the others say that never defragmenting hurts the disk even more. Today we clear up the confusion.
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Why Should I Defragment My Hard Drive

By Liz Cornwell 16 August 2010 in Defragmentation
In this article we are going to explain why it's really important to defragment your hard drive and how often you should defrag to keep your files in order and not to damage your hard drive at the same time.
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"Disk Defragmenter Could Not Start" Error - 10 Possible Solutions

By Liz Cornwell 24 January 2009 in Defragmentation
Most of the time, Windows error messages give you little information or clue as to what the problem is. If you've encountered the defrag error message "Disk defragmenter could not start", here is a list of possible solutions to your problem.
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