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Disk Defrag

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#1 purple frog

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:47 PM

I am running XP sp2, and i have tried to defrag my computer numerous times but i keep getting the error of being unable to defrag certain files. The first time it listed all the old system restore points so i removed those and now it is listing many many files that are fragmented. These files are from everything from the my documents folder to desktop items. I have about 30% freespace on my drive.

Any ideas on what to try? thanks ahead of time

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:28 PM

Have you tried using another program to defrag?
A couple of good ones are


Auslogics has a feature that lets you choose the speed of the defrag process.

Others may have suggestions for different defrag programs.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 May 2008 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:48 AM

The Windows defrag function will not defrag certain types of files, notably the pagefile and certain other files.

The following lists a comparison of the native function and a 3d-party defragger, http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/compareV8.cfm

To expect all files to be defragged by the native function in XP...is not realistic. All files do not necessarily have to be defragged in order to improve system performance.

Use of a 3d-party defrag program is just a personal user choice, for whatever reasons :thumbsup:.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:15 AM

Defraggler from Piriform LTD is preet good too.
I use it and it works very well.
You may want to download it as well: Defraggler

Defraggler is useful because it can defrag individual files, not for doing whole drives.
If defragmenting the whole drive you can use other tools.

Edited by extremeboy, 24 May 2008 - 10:43 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:42 PM

I use diskeeper pro and it works like a pro. 300 gigs in about 15 min.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:24 PM

Try defragging in Safe Mode, as you may get better results.

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