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computer help

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by T.T Boy, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. T.T Boy

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    computer help

    Discussion started by T.T Boy - Feb 12, 2002

    ok i walk in and theres this shit on my screen that says its defragmenting my c drive. i didnt start this and i have no fucking clue what it mans, ive ruled out any of my family members cause they are retarded and could do that. it was 80% finished when i cancled it. does anyone know what the fuck i did?
     
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    tue skinny - Replied Feb 12, 2002

    what is it . again. my computer does that. its likke some disc cleanner uper thing i dont know . hit me up on aim .maybe i know what it is . im not sure
     
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    kaesthebluntedwonder - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    defrag, its in the system tools. its done that on mine sometimes too. i think it does it automatically when it needs it, and i think its a good thing.
     
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    T.T Boy - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    shitty maybe i should have left it....... ah well itll be fine.
     
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    kaesthebluntedwonder - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    if you want theres a way to set it up yourself and itll do it. i think under system tools if there is such a thing. i dont know shit about pooters tho
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    when you move information around on your harddrive fragments of this information is left on your hard drive. What DeFrag does is it cleans up these small fragments. Its like changing the oil in your car...its good to do everyonce in a while..it will make your computer run a bit faster. Tonight when you go to rest your little TT head, defragment it. Trust Zack Morris.
     
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    tue skinny - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    yah kaes thats it. it runs when your not on your computer. i think you mite have set it for like 3 in the morning or something when your not on the computer but you rpbly where on at that time. so it runs when no one is using the comp.
     
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    Jesus of Nazareth - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    Alright, I have a question, and don't want to start a new thread for something already being address:

    I try to run my defrag, and nothing happens. It starts up like it is fine, but never actually runs. I check the visual status, and there is no activity....I have no idea what is wrong with it, and really need this thing working (my computer is running poorly). I can leave it for hours like this and it still doesn't do anything. Any ideas?
     
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    NATO - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    defrag will stop and rstart if you write to the disc in anyway. defrag will keep restarting if you run it while you are using the computer.
     
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    blah - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    usually it shouldnt just run on its own it runs if you have it scheduled to or if set it to doi that at that time.to have it run at a certain time on its own you go to start> programs> accesories> system tools> scheduled tasks.and then just set it up when you want it to run or make it not run on its own if you dont like that.also it will not run if you have anything else in your comp going on like even a screen saver will make it restart and this could make the defragging take ages, so turn everything off if your goingto defrag and yes its good for the comp itll speed it up a bit.
     
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  11. imported_Tesseract - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    seca and zack know whats up, however lets get it straight.
    Defragment is really important, it makes your computer run faster cause it moves relative data closer. ex. Photoshop fliles (psd) are moved/rewritten right next to the program on the disc, it also fills the gaps that occur when you delete stuff, protecting the disc from damaged areas.
    Defragment once in two weeks is recommended, to do it manually goto C:>PROPERTIES>TOOLS>DEFRAGMENT.
    I would recomend to get it off the scheduled tasks, cause as mentioned above if the hard disc writes, defragment starts again from scratch, the best way is to do it is leave working all night when you sleep.
    Make sure that A) you have no screensaver and B)that all the programs and sortcuts placed on your task bar are off (some off them may operate automaticly, trying to connect on the internet or perform some function)
    Thats about it, explain in perfect english:D
     
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    ASER1NE - Replied Feb 13, 2002

    everything is said already
     
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    Jesus of Nazareth - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    Okay, the thing that is bothering me is the amount of time that my defrag takes. I set it to run over night, with no programs running, and no one using the computer. The next morning it was still at 0%. Left it, came back from work, still 0%.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Smart - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    I recommend Norton Utilities, it has alot of really handy diagnostics programs and has SpeedDisk, a much better defrag program. It's only about $20 and will last you a lifetime...
     
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  15. imported_Tesseract - Replied Feb 14, 2002

    Yeah, Smart is probably right, i 've only heard good things about Nortonutilities.
    Until then Jesus, there's is something that blocks the defragment operation on your comp.
    I'd suggest the following,
    1) stay offline
    2) close(exit/disable) all the applications that appear next to the clock on the taskbar. (right click eachone of these icons and hit the disable/close/exit option if available). Dont worry about how those programs will be restored after defrag, cause they're propably set to launch automaticly with windows.
    3) Remove all the shortcuts next to the 'start' button, just drag+drop'em to your desktop (after you're done you just have to Redrag and drop them back to the task bar)
    4)Select 'none' on the screensaver option, START>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL>DISPLAY>SCREENSAVER>NONE
    5)Dont touch the computer while defragment.

    Defragement takes about 4 hours on a 6GB disk, so get it done before going to sleep.

    Thats all i can think of, if you still cant get it done, its outta my league.

    ah, amd while you're in the neighbourhood run an error scan to, its preety usefull.