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Is there any way I could make the defragmentation go faster. Last time I gave it all up after 20 hours and 93 % done.

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by:Brendt Hess
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Do you have the option for reorganizing your programs to start faster turned off?  If not, the defrag takes a significantly longer time, as it reorganizes blocks of your programs based on your current usage pattern.

Also, be sure to clear out any files that you don't need, especially the \Windows\TEMP directory, and your internet cache.  The less data that needs to move, the better off you'll be.
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Ctrl+Alt+Del to close out all programs.  Also try booting up in safe mode.  To boot up in safe mode, reboot your computer and tap the F8 key, it will give you a menu, just select Safe Mode.  That should do it.  

When ever a program is running it will write to your hard drive.  When you are defragmenting your hard drive it is putting that memory into a continuous order.  When the computer receives that information it will restart the defragmenting process.
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Thanks for your help !
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