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    Defrag for XP...

    What is a good disk defragger for XP?

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra
    What is a good disk defragger for XP?
    I've always like Symantec's degraggers... That's what Windows used to use, but if you use Norton Utilities, it will also prioritize your files based on their usage.
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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    I use Diskeeper. The Windows defrag is based on it but the retail version is much better than what Windows has. I use the scheduling system to defrag every night and it only takes about five minutes.
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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by =Sarc=
    I use Diskeeper. The Windows defrag is based on it but the retail version is much better than what Windows has. I use the scheduling system to defrag every night and it only takes about five minutes.
    Agreed. I have the scheduler configured such that it can "have its way" with my box every night between 4 and 7 AM. It keeps my disk very orderly.
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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Diskeeper is nice to.... in a famous mans words, "Set it and Forget IT"

    But I find no real speed increase in different defrag programs. The only way to find a nice speed increase is to format you harddrive and reinstall windows then defrag first thing.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    I was under the assumption that since XP doesnt use fat32 that you really didnt need to defrag your system...

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Ender_
    I was under the assumption that since XP doesnt use fat32 that you really didnt need to defrag your system...
    My XP uses Fat32. NTSF is slow and I don't need the security it provides. XP never crashes for me so FAT32 works great.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fait_Maker
    My XP uses Fat32. NTSF is slow and I don't need the security it provides. XP never crashes for me so FAT32 works great.
    Just as long as you have less than saaay, 16 gigs per partition. certainly not more than 32.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Check out PerfectDisk by Raxco. I love this defrag program. It's not free but has a 30 day free trial, or at least it did. It defrags my machine better than any program I've tried and it's a single pass defragger. It also can be scheduled and run over a network so you can defrag other machines from one single point.
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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by asch
    Check out PerfectDisk by Raxco. I love this defrag program. It's not free but has a 30 day free trial, or at least it did. It defrags my machine better than any program I've tried and it's a single pass defragger. It also can be scheduled and run over a network so you can defrag other machines from one single point.
    Not sure if the others do this, but the thing I like about PerfectDisk is that it will not only defrag but also optimize the placement of frequently used files. I do this reqularly when my machine starts to drag a bit and can notice a significant performance boost.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by asch
    Check out PerfectDisk by Raxco. I love this defrag program. It's not free but has a 30 day free trial, or at least it did. It defrags my machine better than any program I've tried and it's a single pass defragger. It also can be scheduled and run over a network so you can defrag other machines from one single point.

    I Have this and am using it. I like it. Also I have Diskkeeper, and its great too. Diskkeeper wont install on my XP machine... Says it is supposed to...

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudshark
    Just as long as you have less than saaay, 16 gigs per partition. certainly not more than 32.
    10, 13, and 30.

    C:= 10 gig partition
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    E:= 30 gig logical partition off C:'s drive.

    Works beautifully.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    O&O Defrag is an excellent program as well. Its not free, but certainly worth it.

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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Ender_
    I was under the assumption that since XP doesnt use fat32 that you really didnt need to defrag your system...
    yes and no...

    NTFS doesnt need it as often as FAT32, but it still needs it
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    Re: Defrag for XP...

    I also use XP Fat 32 system so I can read other Fat 32 drives. If master is in NTSF mode and you are using an ATA card to use other hard drives, they also have to be NTSF. Otherwise they will not read or FS properly. So Fat 32 is a great format, and I personally recommend staying with it, at least until it becomes obsolete!!!


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