A slow computer can be a sign of an overly fragmented hard drive. Your computer may save parts of one file in different places on your hard, based on space available. Over time, the fragmentation builds up and can slow things down as you computer has to look in several different places to open a file.
Defragging improves performance by placing your files in adjoining blocks for fastest access. It's recommended to defragment once a week or at least once a month. If you have not defragged in a long time it could take a few hours to complete.
To clear disk space:
- Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories.
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