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Thread: Using Computer While Defragging

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    I defrag every now and then. Seeing as how it takes a while sometimes Ill just hop on my laptop or something and wait for the defrag to finish. But recently I started to continue to use my computer while the defrag was in process and I didnt notice any major performance problems while doing so.

    I was wondering if that would have any effect on the initial defrag process. And if anyone else uses their computer while its defragging

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    If you set the priority as low for your defragprog in the task manager, it works fine.

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    Using your PC while defragging will slow down the process. Imagine trying to change the oil in your car while driving it down the road.

    It's wise to shut down all unnecessary programs and leave your PC alone.

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    Holy shit!! defragging! I had completely forgotten about that.....it's been 1 year since I last defragged!!!

    Thanks for reminding me...gonna do it tonight

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    I really dont know, but I defrag everyday, Its like spanking the monkey.
    Need help, please

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    Originally posted by Supernode@1 August 2003 - 17:08
    I really dont know, but I defrag everyday, Its like spanking the monkey.
    Need help, please
    in this forum some1 said is not good to do it to often.........defrag ............no probl with spanking the monkey
    edit= I think u should leave it alone while doingit

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    Ya, it's best to just leave the computer alone when defragging.

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    Originally posted by Xilo@1 August 2003 - 11:01
    Ya, it's best to just leave the computer alone when defragging.
    Well its not a prob for me because I have more than one computer. However, its taking me 4 hours and Im only 28% through the defrag I started earlier on my main computer that I use most often. For anyone else that would suck if they only had one pc and had to just leave it alone . Then again I have huge hard drives and that may be why it takes so long.

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    Oh yah, my harddisk is about 25cm.
    Spank that!

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