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Replying to I Have A Question About Defragging My HDD
Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:19 PM
One thing I did notice (after defragging 4-5 times) was that my hdd was still fragmented like hell, even the moveable files. I found out that the "large" incomplete files from shareazaa ( ) caused this, so I moved them to another partition and my hdd is now defraged (damned, I just checked and I thing I've screwed my incomplete files , dang, 3Gb downloaded for nothing )
Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:25 AM
But wow... 4 times as fast as the Windows default? What about the efficiency? Does it defrag BETTER than Windows, in means like "does the job better and quicker"?
Posted 11 August 2005 - 08:38 PM
I`ve noticed that after I defrag my Hard Drive a few times now since I installed WinXP for the last time the green area "non moveable files(section)" is fragged and after defrag it still is fragged,
Now my question is , is it possible to defrag my HD so that the green area (non moveable section) actualy gets defragged?
Maybe with some third party software or something,if anyone knows how to get this done please help me out.
ps:Is this something to worry about or is it insignificant?????
ThnX in advance
Norton System works has a great defrag utility. It is probably about 4 times as fast as the windows default... It may fix you problem. However it is a very minor problem and nothing I would worry about.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:18 PM
It won't let me other applications that scan drives or something similar because my PerfectDisk trial version is not working properly. It doesn't detect any drives!!
Thus, I'm just messing around with my new Nokia 6030 Man it's really late: 2:34 AM! I thought it would be faster than 8% an hour - but I guess it's not.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:00 PM
Ps. I don't know if this will do anything, but it's worth a try.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:02 PM
Are there any tips and advice on defragging efficiently and quickly?
Posted 05 August 2005 - 09:29 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 07:08 PM
I agree with misfits_phreek re:
Sometimes, over a period of usage time, Windows XP deteriorates. When that happens, defragging certain sectors move or not move, depending on the amount of deterioration.
Winblows XP uses "big" NTFS data "blocks". The bigger the data blocks..the more postential for fragmented data files..however.. the core OS files (ie. Windows..LInux etc.) should NEVER ( my oppinion) be subject to fragmentation (due to multiple reads & re-writes).. if you you want to have a STABLE OS. Good code writing = good OS files. Bad code writing = bad (unstable) OS files.
We'll we all know that XP isn't as stable as it could be...HmmmmmmmmmM !
Should you be worried ?? Maybe ..
> use Linux
> use a "dual boot" system
Hope this helps
Posted 30 July 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:39 PM
Hit "no paging file" and set it. reboot the computer, run defragmenter, set the pagefile back to whatever you had it before at, and then reboot again. that should take care of defragmenting all the files. another option, if that doesn't work, is after you've disabled the pagefile, restart in safe mode and run defrag from there. on some messed up systems, the hard disk keeps writing data while the defrag is going on, and it keeps restarting, ad infinitum. safe mode prevents that.