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Chapter 8. Working with Computer Utilities > Keeping Your Hard Drive in Shape

Keeping Your Hard Drive in Shape

Some utilities help to make your hard drive more efficient or test the setup of files for greatest efficiency. Disk Cleanup and PC Doctor for Windows are included with your Pavilion to organize and diagnose hard drive issues.

Using Disk Cleanup

Your hard drive is essentially a large storage medium, but it doesn't always store files in one piece. It can put some bits of data from a file in one sector and then throw a few others in a different location. As time goes by, your hard drive is like a checkerboard with bits of data spread everywhere. Many little bits of data become obsolete and are just sitting there cluttering things up.


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