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Today's Computer Word: Defrag

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Microsoft utility first included with MS-DOS 6.0 and above and all versions of Windows that is designed to help chronologically order the data on the hard drive. The theory behind defrag is to place each program together instead of scattered throughout the hard drive, allowing the read-write head to access the data faster on the hard drive. Windows 98 includes an improved version of defrag that is said to place the most commonly accessed data at the beginning of the drive, allowing the read-write head a shorter distance to access the data, making the computer faster. Unless the hard drive is seriously fragmented, you will not notice a significant difference after defragging the hard drive. Continue reading >>

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