Run ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter on your hard drive

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Run ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter on your hard drive

Hello! Need to do a quick efficiency checkup on your computer? You should run both the Scandisk and Disk Defragmenter tools to keep your computer in shape.

Scandisk and Disk Defragmenter are tools used for maintaining your computer's efficiency. These tools inform you about the potential problems on your hard drive and organize files so that your computer can locate them faster. Scandisk scans the computer for corrupted files and fixes them to improve your computer's performance. Disk Defragmenter maintains your computer by consolidating data and helps you find information efficiently.

WARNING : Do not perform Disk Defragmentation on a solid-state drive as it may lower the life span of the drive. If you are unsure about the drive(s) in your computer, please contact your computer manufacturer.

Before you start

You may wish to print or save a copy of these instructions, as this page may not remain visible as you go through the suggested steps.

You will need to know the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system installed on your computer. You can find this information by following the instructions given in the online help article How do I determine the version of Windows I have.


Click the link corresponding to the version of Windows you have on your computer for instructions to run ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter on your computer.

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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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