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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:12 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:53 AM
Edited by fozzie, 09 January 2007 - 04:54 AM.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:20 AM
a) Didn't see as the techy installed
DSTM, a few questions
a) What kind of HDD brand we are looking at
What type of files and size.
c) How did you partition it with what program?
d) Do you have an external HDD?
e) Did you try to defrag in safe mode?
Edited by DSTM, 09 January 2007 - 08:40 AM.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:15 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:27 AM
Thats what I like about BC.You ask a question,regardless of how mundane it may seem,and there is always someone who is only too happy to share their wealth of knowledge.
VoptXP (or the newer Vopt8) has a feature where you can see what's in these blocks. It also has a trial version that you can use. On my old system, viewing these files showed me that they were system files - so I opted not to mess with them.
While reorganizing these files may increase the speed - I doubt that you'll notice it. IMO it's more important to keep the files defragmented than it is to keep them contiguous (next to each other) if you're interested in speed.
PC Technicians are largely self-taught, although programs are cropping up to teach the basics. The majority of our experience is learned on the job - so there may be gaps in the knowledge that a particular tech has. That's the benefit of a larger shop (all else being equal) - there's other techs on hand to share knowledge with and ask questions of.
Edited by DSTM, 09 January 2007 - 09:36 AM.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:59 AM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:40 AM
I haven't run scandisk although I have the tutorial to do so.Will run Scandisk,then defrag and see if the files move.If nothing changes,then I'll leave everything the way it is.As usasma says it shouldn't cause undue probs.Thanks so much for your advice,just me.
Did you run a scandisk (chkdsk) before running the defrag? If not try that.
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