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By: BloatedBeef Treasure Hunter 9299 posts
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Can you do other things while defragmenting?

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I have always let the computer just sit whilst doing this. But i was just thinking that it probably wouldnt hurt if you were internet surfing or whatever as long as your not saving things or deleting things to and from the HD while this is going on. Do any of you do other things on the computer while it's defraging?
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Jun 8, 2007
i haven't defragged in about 3 months now..Smiley Surprised...but when i was doing so i would just let my pc run by it's self and not try to do anything to slow it down
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Jun 8, 2007
You can, but it will be slow.  Defragging is a low priority task.  Kick one off just before you go out to McDonalds or something.  Come back and it's done.
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Jun 8, 2007
I'm defragging right now and my computer dosn't seem to be going any slower.


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PSPgamer2006 wrote:
I'm defragging right now and my computer dosn't seem to be going any slower.
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It will run slower somehow but to what extent depends on your specs.

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Jun 8, 2007
I still have not noticed a slow down and my specs are not great (they are decent enough for vista ultimate)
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Jun 8, 2007
I defragmented about 5 days ago, while posting on here wasn't that slow not noticeable in anyway. Times before I usually defragment and walk away from the PC to do something else. Either way it's up to you what you want to do whle it's defragmenting.

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The last time I defragmented my hard drive, it messed it up so badly, that I had to get a brand new computer.  I'm not sure where I went wrong with the defragmentation.
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