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Disk Defrag not efficient

Barry_Doe
Grafter
Posts: 219
Registered: 30-07-2007

Disk Defrag not efficient

Under Windows 98 a defrag took a few hours but was thorough and took it down to a total undefragmented system. Under XP it only takes a few minutes but it's never completed. My computer now says I am 29% and need to defrag, but when I do it says it's done and OK, but it's still 28% and if I analyze it always says I should defrag again. Is this normal with XP? Is there a thorough way to do a proper total defrag or doesn't it matter? Anyone any ideas please?

Thanks,

Barry
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Njal
Grafter
Posts: 290
Registered: 30-07-2007

Disk Defrag not efficient

I defragged mine a few weeks ago and it's now saying 4% file fragmentation. It also took longer than a few minutes as I recall, so it sounds as though somethings wrong!

A few suggestions at:
http://forums.vnunet.com/thread.jspa?threadID=100733&start=0&tstart=0

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/516615-virtual-memory-defrag-problem.html

http://www.toejumper.net/maintain4/defrag4.htm

Regards,

Neil
Barry_Doe
Grafter
Posts: 219
Registered: 30-07-2007

Disk Defrag not efficient

Many thanks for your help.

Barry
N/A

Disk Defrag not efficient

Xp defrag is a free version which isnt very good as its then hoped you will buy a program. Try

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/defragment.html

they have some free ones. The best is Diskeeper which you have to buy but that runs all the time and keeps it up to date.

You can get problems if you are using NTFS as the MFT table isnt big enough which makes it imposable to defrag but Diskeeper will resize it.
Why not try Diskeeper for 30 days free
http://www.diskeeper.com/landing/landing2.aspx?rid=1046&ad=dk10google&apid=pps0001292&a=google
Barry_Doe
Grafter
Posts: 219
Registered: 30-07-2007

Disk Defrag not efficient

Thanks. That's useful.

Barry
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Disk Defrag not efficient

Try it in safe mode with nothing else running. Defrags can get held up by Windows accessing the drive.