Schedule disk defragmenting in Windows Vista

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 :

  1. Start the Windows Disk Defragmenter from Start Menu → All programs → Accessaries → System Tools → Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Check the checkbox labeled Run on schedule as shown,

  3. Click on the button labeled Modify Schedule in the main window.
  4. Choose frequency day and time for the defragmentation and click OK to close the dialog. It is advised that you run a weekly defragmentation.

  5. Click on the button labeled Select Volumes in the main window.
  6. Choose the volumes (partitions) you want to be defragmented and click OK to close the dialog.

  7. Click OK to save the settings.