Solved how often should I defrag my disk

Hewlett-packard / Presario cq62 notebook pc
June 13, 2011 at 18:23:12
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2 GHz / 1786 MB
I use MyDefrag's system disk daily, have been for quite a while, but someone told me that it's grinding on the same areas? I don't do a whole lot of d/l, just surf the web, definitely clean out my PC everyday, and play games on it. Any ideas?

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#1
June 13, 2011 at 19:18:49
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Can't really hurt too much to run it everyday. The more modern Windows 7 does it all the time so MS thinks it is OK.

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#2
June 13, 2011 at 19:36:55
Hi, there! Thank you for your quick response. I was wondering, since I never heard it put like that before(what they said about grinding on the same areas, ya know?). But, well, My Defrag has cleaners(?), I guess, for Data Disk Daily, Weekly, & Monthly, & System Disk Daily, Weekly, & Monthly. I use System Disk Daily. Is there any way to tell if there is any damage being done to the disk? And, I also have Advanced System Care which has a Disk Doctor(use that every day, too.).

Also, I sorta figure since it has daily programs(MyDefrag), it should be OK. Sorry for making this long, but thanks for your input!


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#3
June 13, 2011 at 19:38:25
P.S. May I ask(I'm still low tech) how does the Windows 7 do a defrag? Don't you have to schedule it? Thanks!

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#4
June 13, 2011 at 22:55:23
"how does the Windows 7 do a defrag? Don't you have to schedule it?"

You don't have to do anything. Win7 (and Vista) defrag when the system is idle.
I haven't manually defragged my hard drive since 2007, when I was using XP.

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#5
June 14, 2011 at 13:22:51
I don't want you to wreck your system just yet. Look at web pages on how to speed up windows 7. Most micorsoft pages and other web pages exist.

The issues range from simple to complex like defrag and cleaning to making a super slimmed down version just for a task.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
June 14, 2011 at 19:36:21
I would recommend using Windows 7 built in disk clean up and defrag utilities. I use disk clean up up to weekly (though I clean out browser daily) and let windows defrag itself but I have manually defrag'ed at about 6 month intervals (when I remember).
You also can use disk check if you are beginning to get errors or other problems to check your disk sectors and repair as needed.
While you are on the subject of maintenance, do not forget the really important one: Back up!!!

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