Neither defragmenting nor anything else you can do with software will
'blow up the motherboard'. There is nothing you need to do before
defragmenting your hard disk.
"Backup is a computer user's best friend."
do I have to do anything prior to defraging my computer, like scan disk or
cleanup? My husband blew up the mother board on our old comp by doing
something with the defrag and now I am scared to do it, please help!
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- Re: defrag
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- Re: Deleting file(s) on Win2K very slow
... One possibility to consider is that it's an early symptom of hard disk ... After you have backed up files try defragmenting the ... a normal amount of time. ... extra amount of time does not seem to change regardless of whether there is a ...