Windows® ME defrag
When is defragmentation required in Windows® ME
The defragmentation process is required in Windows® ME to keep the disk in peak working order. The disks are run mechanically for long hours, which are prone to failure. It provides preventive maintenance that can solve potential problems and minor faults. Fragmentation process causes the operating system to break the files into pieces due to space shortage in the system. Defragmentation is required to speed up and optimize the performance of the computer system by reorganizing the files into contiguous blocks. This process scans the file system and rejoining the split files into consecutive pieces. It is generally recommended to defrag the system once every week.
The following details mentioned below would give users more information on guidelines to defragment in Windows® ME:
- Avoid process overdoing
- Removal of temporary files
- Close all computer programs
Avoid process overdoing
Defrag improves the computer performance and reduce the quantity of fragments. But, continuing this process almost on a daily basis will consume more CPU resources and disk drive space. It can cause wear and tear of the disk and overdo can damage the hard disk also. Defragmentation can be done on the stored files that are used very occasionally.
Removal of temporary files
Temporary files are the major factor which results in fragmentation. If these files are not deleted during defragmentation process, it would be analyzed and defragged by the defragment tool. When these files are removed by Microsoft® Windows®, they leave large space in the hard disk. To avoid this, the user must remove all temporary files before the defragment of disk.
To start the defragment process, a user must ensure that all the functioning computer programs must be closed. This includes the all time working packages like antivirus utilities and screensavers. The user can end the task by clicking on running PC program to close it. This process must be run after downloading and installing a new PC program.