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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    OK disk defragmenter = teh sux

    OK, so why when I have 40GB free space, I can't defrag two 600mb, one 400mb, and 1.6GB files?

    .....MS, your software fails at life, you build defective products, please do not build any children....thank you.


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    Eventually, I just have to bite the bullet, back everything up on an external drive, and reformat and reinstall a clean OS. It's actually faster than defragging a terabyte of HD!
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    If you want a defragger that doesn't suck.....

    Get VoptXP (www.goldenbow.com) or PerfectDisk (www.perfectdisk.com).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Eventually, I just have to bite the bullet, back everything up on an external drive, and reformat and reinstall a clean OS. It's actually faster than defragging a terabyte of HD!
    If you have that much data, you'd be better off keeping it on a separate drive from your OS anyway for that very reason.
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    Yeah, I keep all my data on a separate drive that's backed up continuously.

    As for the OP's drive, make a LINUX boot-CD with a defragment programme on it. Boot from the CD and defragment the boot-volume. It really doesn't make that much of a difference anyway with modern high-speed drives and caching controllers.

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    playing a little file-shuffle I got it to work somewhat....now the files are in less than 10 pieces each, opposed to 3,000 pieces each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    If you want a defragger that doesn't suck.....

    Get VoptXP (www.goldenbow.com) or PerfectDisk (www.perfectdisk.com).
    Well I can tell you the best feaure of perfectdisk is the uninstall feature. This GNU defragger is really all you need:

    http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Well I can tell you the best feaure of perfectdisk is the uninstall feature. This GNU defragger is really all you need:

    http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/
    yawn.....yet another who think he knows everything.
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    defrag? what's that?

    (does the little dance of mac smugness)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    defrag? what's that?

    (does the little dance of mac smugness)
    Same thing applies to Linux.
    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    defrag? what's that?

    (does the little dance of mac smugness)

    mac's are like the plush, padded, rounded corner version of a computer. Congrats, you won't poke your eye out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
    mac's are like the plush, padded, rounded corner version of a computer. Congrats, you won't poke your eye out.
    Best description I've heard yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
    mac's are like the plush, padded, rounded corner version of a computer. Congrats, you won't poke your eye out.
    LMAO

    Exactly. XD XD XD
    Ten tenths.

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    fsck defragging. *ba-dum-tshhh*

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    Watch out if you are using a whole disk encryption program on Windows and a third party defragger. All WDE programs reserve space on the hard disk for their stage 2 bootloaders (stage 1 is in the MBR, points to stage 2 for the rest of the boot.) To make sure the space isn't overwritten, a file is created, such as PGPWDE01 if using PGP, bcldr.bin if using BestCrypt, or others. The MS defragger is smart (or dumb, depending on opinion) enough not to touch files marked with the system flag, but third party defraggers will happily shuffle these files around, making the hard disk in most cases unrecoverable, or at least unbootable until one inserts a boot CD in and decrypts the whole thing.

    I love UNIX based systems too. Unless one gets disks over 90% full, fragmentation is not an issue.

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