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Old 02-19-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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Do any of you bother? I'm doing it right now cos i'm bored and sad! And it's gonna take ages ! I try to do it every couple of months, dunno why, always have! What about you guys?
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I do it. It takes about 10 minutes. You should do it regularly anyway!
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I do it, say, once every 3 weeks. This computer seems to be a little less prone to misplacing it's files. Only takes me around 5 or 6 minutes.
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Do it more regularly. It will be quicker.
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Do it more regularly. It will be quicker.
I will from now on... maybe once a fortnight. If I can be bothered! There should be a facility where you can schedule a defrag and it does it automatically. I should e-mail microsoft and tell them of my idea!
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There is. The scheduled tasks!
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There is. The scheduled tasks!
Ah! But I don't see a defrag task in the scheduled task wizard...?
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Then browse!
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I've done it! I'm quite chuffed with myself! I never knew there was a task scheduler in Windoze! You do learn something new everyday.
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Yep, you certainly do. Well done and congratulations!
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I hardly ever do it! I remaster my computer more than I defragment it! Its just so long and boring - I may soon but certainly not now!
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It doen't take long if you do it regularly! Make a schedule!
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Yeah, make a schedule! If you leave it for too long, like have done it will take forever.... mine has been running for about an hour now, and it's only 40% done! But after that next week when it runs again, it'll only take a few mins!
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Or your hard disk blow up like mine. Listen people! for the sake of your hard drives!
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Or your hard disk blow up like mine. Listen people! for the sake of your hard drives!
Did that really happen?!
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Yeah! 3 in totaly now!
I think it is because they are next to my subwoofer and that creates a huge magnetic field.
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Well. Bloody. Hell.
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Wow! I blew up a Hard Drive once - but that was just being stupid! In wondered what would happen if I pulled out all the wires of the Motherboard Power Cable from the Plastic Casing, and all the other wires - matched up colours and stuck them in a Hard Drive Power Lead casing. Then I put the power on! By golly did it stink afterwards.

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Yeah, make a schedule! If you leave it for too long, like have done it will take forever.... mine has been running for about an hour now, and it's only 40% done! But after that next week when it runs again, it'll only take a few mins!
Maybe for you; you try and defragment a 320GB hard Drive which is constantly being changed and reorganised every week!
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320Gb! Wow! I thought my 120Gb was big enough!
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