Optimize your boot volume

The Optimize option lets you optimize your boot volume to improve the boot time of your computer. Optimization of your boot volume maximizes the usable free space by rearranging file fragments into adjacent and contiguous clusters. When the drive head of your hard disk accesses all of the file data in one location, the file is read into the memory faster.

When you use the Optimize option, Norton optimizes the drive that contains the boot volume. Therefore, it requires more time to complete optimization.

You can access the Optimize option at the top of the security status graph in the Graphs window. You can also optimize your boot volume using the Insight Optimizer option in the Background Tasks window. The Insight Optimizer row in the background jobs list that is available in the Background Tasks window displays the details of the boot volume optimization process. You can view details such as timestamp, duration, and status of the background job.

Optimize your boot volume from the Graphs window

  1. In the Norton main window, double-click Performance, and then click Graphs.

  2. In the Graphs window, at the top of the security status graph, click Optimize.

Optimize your boot volume from the Background Tasks window

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Administrative Settings.

  3. In the Background Tasks row, click Configure.

  4. In the Background Tasks window, under the Norton Tasks column, click the play icon that appears before Insight Optimizer.

Thank you!

Thank you for using Norton Support.

< Back

Was this information helpful?

DOCID: v23920585_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016