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My laptop's just resusitated itself but i'm told the problem might be that i'm not de-fragging it properly.
it's Fraggle Rock characters right? Being beaten up?
Or at all?
'properly' is a bit odd. Years ago this process was all about placing file bits non-contiguously on some drives because of how quickily the head could read the next section of data, so you were able to specify all kinds of 1337 settings.
Nowadays it's just as fishplums says.
Maybe the properly is a reference to how frequently you do it.
click 'manage', click 'disk defragmenter', do it.
depending on the size of your hard drive, it might take ages. it's a bit of an overnight job on mine.
so it takes less toll on your hard drive when you search for/open/use files.