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#1 oRCaz

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 04:49 AM

Hi, I just want to ask where you could get a good freeware disk defragmenting software for Windows XP. It is because the inbuilt Disk Defragmenter from Windows does not help to defrag the MFT, and my MFT is fragmented.
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 05:02 AM

What about:
http://www.gold-software.com/download7866.html

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:08 AM

I'd be careful with that one. As I understand it, if you do not have enough memory, shutting down the paging file will not leave enough memory for XP to work in, and it will not run. If you have sufficient memory, you should be OK.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:27 PM

Good call Herk - i used it last week and ran smoothly but that for the added infomation on memory. Be careful oRCaz!
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:52 PM

Good call Herk - i used it last week and ran smoothly but that for the added infomation on memory. Be careful oRCaz!
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Hi David,
Does it defrag the MFT? Was under the impression that only commercial third party tools have the feature.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:57 PM

Looking back now - I don't think the MFT is defraggable while the system is running. During boot, it is possible i believe.
I'll ask some of the BC heavy hitters to come and take a look.
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:10 AM

Looking back now - I don't think the MFT is defraggable while the system is running. During boot, it is possible i believe.


Thnks 4 ur reply...Thts what i thought too.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:29 AM

Microsoft only approves of defragging the MFT during the boot cycle. It also says that the built in defrag tool will do this:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn.../c13621675.mspx

Personally, I use VoptXP for this reason - it supports defragging the pagefile and the MFT on-demand (but also requires a reboot). It's a bit flakey tho' - so I wouldn't recommend it for general use.
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