Defrag the hard drive
What is defrag?Definition - "Defrag" is an abbreviation of the verb "Defragment".
Definition - "Defragment" = To move the files around on the hard drive so they are "contiguous" rather than fragmented. That is, so the files needed by a particular program are arranged sequentially, and next to each other.
Why defrag?Your programs can access and load the necessary files quicker and most programs will then run faster. This is partcularly important in flight sims which have to access and update scenery data during flight, such as the Microsoft series of civil sims.
How to defragIn Windows XP go to :
- Control Panel
- Performance and Maintenance
- Administrative Tools
- Computer Management
- Disk Defragmenter
Here is a typical result for a hard drive before and after the defrag process.