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QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

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QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

Does my computer have to be turned on when I do the "Disk Defragmenting" Program? It is scheduled to do the feature on a certain time each month, however, I do not always have the computer turned on at that time.

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Re: QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

In order to do a disk defragmentation, your computer needs to be turned on an awake (Not on Stand-by).

If you have the scheduled task set to a time when the computer is not on, it will not turn on your computer to do it either.

Some computers have a program that you can use to set a date and time that your computer will turn on automatically. In most cases, this setting can be set from a menu before the Windows operating system is loaded.

NOTE: Not all computers are built with this feature.

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Re: QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

That isn't related to Firefox support, but yes the PC has to be turned on to run scheduled tasks.

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Re: QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

In order to do a disk defragmentation, your computer needs to be turned on an awake (Not on Stand-by).

If you have the scheduled task set to a time when the computer is not on, it will not turn on your computer to do it either.

Some computers have a program that you can use to set a date and time that your computer will turn on automatically. In most cases, this setting can be set from a menu before the Windows operating system is loaded.

NOTE: Not all computers are built with this feature.