Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:07 AM
I've been running defrag regularly on computers for about fifteen years or more. Never had a problem. It's quite safe, and very necessary for both speed and computer life. And yes, Safe Mode is good. If your machine is XP, you can probably run it in regular mode. I do on mine. If your machine is slow or doesn't have much memory, it might be better to scan in Safe Mode so there are fewer other programs running in the background that might slow it down.