6.1.4.2 Lab – Hard Drive Maintenance in Windows 8 (Answers)

6.1.4.2 Lab – Hard Drive Maintenance in Windows 8 (Answers)

Introduction

In this lab, you will examine the results of using Disk Check and Disk Defragmenter on a hard drive.

  • A computer running Windows 8
  • Two or more partitions on the hard drive.

Step 1: Run the Error-checking Tool on a disk volume.

a. Log on to Windows as an administrator.

b. Open Windows Explorer. Right-click New Volume (G:) > Properties > Tools > Check Now.

Note: Substitute the volume name and drive (G:) for those used in your computer.

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c. Because Windows monitors the drives and runs automatic scheduled scans, you may see a message saying that You don’t need to scan this drive. Click Scan drive.

d. The Your drive was successfully scanned window opens. Click Show details.

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e. The Event Viewer opens to display the Chkdsk event. Double click the Information event in the middle pane.

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How many stages were processed?
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Were any problems found with the volume?
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If so what are they?
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f. Click Close.

g. Close all open windows.

Step 2: Use the Disk defragmenter tool.

Note: Do not perform this step if your computer has an SSD drive. It is unnecessary to defragment SSD drives.

a. Open Windows Explorer. Right-click drive (C:) > Properties. Click the Tools tab > Optimize.

b. The Optimize Drives window opens. Click (C:) > Analyze.

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What percentage of the disk is fragmented?
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c. Click Optimize to start defragmenting the disk.

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What is the first process during defragmenting (See Current status column)?
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What are the four tasks performed for each pass (See Current status column)?
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How many passes did it take to defragment drive C:?
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d. When defragmenting is complete, click Close.

e. Close all windows.

Note: It is not possible to view the detail of the defragmented hard drive through the GUI version of defragmenter.

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