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fragmented files after defrag

by barndoors / June 11, 2005 10:58 PM PDT

Is there a way to get rid of fragmented files left after running defrag, short of reformatting my hard disk? I have many, many fragmented files showing up, and my computer is running very slow, especially on-line. I'm running an AMD 2 Ghz, with 512 memory.

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Not a performance issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2005 11:08 PM PDT

Usually only bothers the neatniks in us, the real performance item you want to try is in this item IF a defragment run actually sped up the machine. Read and use the method noted at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

If the neatnik can't be silenced, they usually get to pay up for the full version of DISKEEPER.

Bob

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third party defrag
by Recycle_Bin / June 13, 2005 4:44 PM PDT

You can try running defrag in safe mode but the built-in program just takes too long and will not touch open files.

I suggest downloading a third party defrag program where you can schedule the defrag to run automatically in the background. It will even defrag the master file table and page file before windows starts.

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