my laptop has 80% of free space but still run

May 26, 2009 at 18:17:10
Specs: Windows XP
ive cleaned everything plus it has 80%free space and my defrag takes for ever

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#1
May 26, 2009 at 18:19:31
What size is your hard drive? What do you consider forever?

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#2
May 26, 2009 at 18:23:35
How do i know that where do i have to go for that.......like 5 to 10 min
usually in seconds is done

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#3
May 26, 2009 at 18:30:00
If 5 or 10 minutes is forever you must be a very impatient person.

Defrag can take much more time than 5 or 10 minutes. Seconds means it isn't running the defragmentation sequence.

You probably don't need to run Defrag as often as you are attempting it. Are you using Analyze first to see IF you need to run Defrag?

Try using Analyze from Disk Management.

Your total drive size is listed in My Computer.


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#4
May 26, 2009 at 18:38:51
what im trying to say is that it shouldnt b that slow the defrag when i have a 80% of free space....dont u think? and cannot find the size from drive please tell me step by step....the only thing i do is clean it thats it

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#5
May 26, 2009 at 19:45:52
How is it that you know you have 80% free space but you don't know the size of the HDD?

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#6
May 26, 2009 at 20:43:42
What part of going to My Computer do you need instructions for?

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#7
May 27, 2009 at 05:18:53
TO JAM: well when u degrag it tells u the free space that u have and i dont even know what HDD means thats how i know the free space.

TO OTHEHILL: well when i open my computer where should i go to find the hard drive size? properties? bcouse i find nothing in properties that tells me the size of hard drive...... open? nothing here also......


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#8
May 27, 2009 at 05:28:11
Go to My Computer and select View> details. The total size and free space should now show.

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#9
May 27, 2009 at 05:55:18
ohhhhh ok: for total size i have 19.5GB and for free space 11.0GB i hope this is it...lol thanx for the step procedure.....so now u have the size now what u think

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#10
May 27, 2009 at 07:24:24
Right click on My Computer and choose Manage> Storage> Disk Managment. Right click on the C partition and choose properties> Tools> Defragment now> Analyze. If the message comes back that you do NOT need to analyze this drive then don't.

If you need to then let it run. Whatever time it takes, it takes.

One thing to note. Defrag can't run with LESS than 15% free space. You have far more than that, so you should have no problems there.


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#11
May 27, 2009 at 07:39:48
HDD = Hard Disk Drive

Another way to do it would be to open My Computer then right click on the C: partition, then click Properties


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