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incognito
05-23-2002, 01:53 PM
Please I need to defrag my hardrive.

Unregistered
05-23-2002, 02:00 PM
I never used XP but are you sure it doesn't come with one? W2k does.

incognito
05-23-2002, 02:02 PM
It has one, now about it working, that's a whole different thing.

Unregistered
05-23-2002, 02:06 PM
Why doesn it work. What is it it is doing that tells you it is a MS product?*smile*

incognito
05-23-2002, 02:10 PM
it takes ages, to get up to 1%......

Dual-Catfish
05-23-2002, 02:12 PM
Well how long ago did you defragment? How long does it take to get to 1%? How big is your HD?

incognito
05-23-2002, 02:15 PM
uh 30 gigs and I figured that after about 10 to 15 minutes if should go above 1%...

Unregistered
05-23-2002, 02:22 PM
I have seen slower defrags then that..Leave it over night

Aran
05-23-2002, 02:28 PM
it took my friend 3 days to defrag his harddrive after about 2 months of not doing it.. his has 28 GIGs full of crap.

incognito
05-23-2002, 02:29 PM
Two Days straight? Oh my Lord.

Unregistered
05-23-2002, 02:31 PM
get the real defragmenter Windows just licenses the light version of the defragmenter
get diskkeeper 7.0
http://www.executivesoftware.com/execsoft.asp

lostminds
05-23-2002, 02:34 PM
(why does it sign me out?)
and btw with diskkeeper 7.0 you don't need as much free space to run it with the version in xp you need to have a bunch of free space to run defrag with diskkeeper you don't...

incognito
05-23-2002, 02:54 PM
Thank you all for your help.

jinx
05-23-2002, 03:06 PM
U need to close every running thread except explorer for it to work. If you have "findfast" running, I belive this is the problem.

incognito
05-23-2002, 03:08 PM
I don't know what findfast is, care to explain?

Unregistered
05-23-2002, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by jinx
U need to close every running thread except explorer for it to work. If you have "findfast" running, I belive this is the problem.

No you don't have to close every thread..I am runing words right now while I am doing a defrag...NP

bobish
05-23-2002, 06:39 PM
I have a 40 gb hd 7200rpm and it takes only 20 minuets to defragment. Norton utilities comes with a defragmenter and I got it for free (with a rebait) and compusa

JasonLikesJava
05-24-2002, 10:34 AM
Linux is so sweet :D

Its ext3 filesystem doesn't get fragmented