How to Perform Disk Defragmentation on an Acer Computer

If you are using an Acer computer (netbook, laptop or desktop PC), over time a regular disk fragmentation may be essential to your Acer’s performance, especially if it’s running slow. Defragmenting a hard disk drive (HDD) minimizes head travel, which reduces the time it takes to read files from and write files to the disk. In addition, disk defragmentation also reduces system startup times. See more benefits from this Microsoft article.

Note: the following steps are based on a Windows 7 Acer netbook, instructions on other versions of Windows operating system (XP, Vista, etc) can be slightly different.

  • Step 1: Click the “Start” button in your Acer screen’s lower-left corner. Then the “Start menu” will open.
  • Step 2: Type “defrag” into the Start menu’s search box.
  • Step 3: Click “Disk Defragmenter” under “Programs” in the results that open. The Acer Disk Defragmenter will open.
  • Step 4: Click the entry for the drive that you want to defragment. Your Acer netbook’s main drive is the “C” drive by default, so click the drive labeled “(C:).”
  • Step 5: Click the “Defragment Disk” button.
  • Step 6: Wait a while until the process is complete.


[Update: if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10, check the following videos]

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