Defraging Asus lap top

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  1. laurieash

    laurieash Funster

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    My daughter has a Asus K50c series laptop,
    been trying to defrag but cannot get past 93% Analyzed so will not start the defrag part. Thats OS (c:) help as this laptop is very slow.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    How full is the hard drive ?

    de frag needs at least 15% free space

    if less than that try deleting or moving the big files to another drive or flash drive
     
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    Ok will try and delete some games.
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    There might be lots of System Restore Points taking up lots of hard drive space. Delete all but the most recent 2 or 3.
     
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    You could also do a Disc Clean-up that will remove all the old versions of Windows software files that have been replaced by the update process (assuming you'll not want to revert back to them - you almost certainly wont).
    Cleared around 6.5Gb on the netbook I'm using at the moment.
     
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    If it has Windows 7 or above there isn't a lot of point trying to defrag it as the system does it itself without prompting unless it is never left idle for any time, which most are at some time. As others have suggested try and free up some hard disk space.

    You could buy a bigger hard disk - very cheap these days but laptops can be swines with all sorts of odd drivers in my experience and the chances are the laptop didn't come with a separate OS disk but had it installed in some partition tucked away on the HD. Reinstalling everything will make it run like new but it can be a bit tricky compared to a typical PC.
     
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    If you do want to install a bigger hard disc you could clone the existing operating system using something like Macrium Reflect Free.

    Another potential issue that will slow down a pc is malware but may not necessarily be in your case given it's failing during defrag analysis.
     

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