Over time data on your computer’s hard disk gets scattered all over the place and the hard disk has to spin extra to fetch it – resulting in sluggish response, heat generation and extra power consumption. You can avoid all these just by regularly defragmenting your hard disk once a week. You can set Windows to automatically defragment the hard disk(s) at a particular time. This is how :
- Start the Windows Disk Defragmenter from Start Menu → All programs → Accessaries → System Tools → Disk Defragmenter.
- Check the checkbox labeled Run on schedule as shown,
- Click on the button labeled Modify Schedule in the main window.
- Choose frequency day and time for the defragmentation and click OK to close the dialog. It is advised that you run a weekly defragmentation.
- Click on the button labeled Select Volumes in the main window.
- Choose the volumes (partitions) you want to be defragmented and click OK to close the dialog.
- Click OK to save the settings.