defrag disc C on vista? anyone? RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello all..

    I recently purchased an Hp notebook running on windows vista home premium edition with 300 GB Hard Disc on C, the rest reserved for D (recovery) total of approx 320 GB.

    I would like to defragment my C drive to get another "working" drive of approx 200 GB. On the drive itself in "computer management" i only get the option of "shrink volume" is that what i use?


    Could anyone help me out here please, as yopu will have probabely noticed I ain't much of a computer genius!!! Smile)

    Thanks all

    Friday, August 29, 2008 11:19 PM


  • Hi


    Defragment has nothing to do with creating another partition, although it never hurts to make sure that the system is not fragmented. Vista performs this function automatically as a scheduled task.


    Here is a link on the 'Shrink Volume' component that gives the instructions on how to use it.


    Windows Vista Help: Can I repartition my hard disk?:



    Hope this helps


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:24 AM