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Defrag Or Scandisk First


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#1 david28

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:24 AM

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering, whenever I plan on running Defragmenter and then scanning for errors. Which one should I do first? I have a feeling I should be running ScanDisk first (which is what I have been doing) then defragment my drive.

Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:34 AM

defrag system and programs often, keep your data on another drive or partition

a proper setup that's maintained doesn't need file system errors fixed, because it doesn't have any

I just did my system partition for the first time in over a year, no errors
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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:48 AM

Ok thanks! :thumbsup:

Thing is, I don't have a second drive.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:02 AM

when you move on to advanced computing you will have a partitioned drive if you can only have one physical

I do a lot of video work and have 2 hard drives in each computer, but my system drive is always partitioned into a system/program and a data partition

defrag never takes more than 5-10 minutes, maybe 15 if I don't do it for a few months

my data partitions are a disaster but I just empty them and reload from time to time and even format them
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:08 AM

Ok thanks DaChew

You are always a great help! :thumbsup:




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