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Defrag

by auggief / April 6, 2005 9:51 AM PDT

Is it OK to minimize defrag when it is running and do other things while it is running in the background?

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(NT) (NT) Not if you want it to finish in a timely manner
by glb613 / April 6, 2005 9:59 AM PDT
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Time
by auggief / April 6, 2005 10:16 AM PDT

Understand but will it foul up the defrag?

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It may not finish
by glb613 / April 6, 2005 10:20 AM PDT
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I wouldn't recommend it. While it is trying to put some order to your hard drive, you are using it. Defrag doesn't take that long if left alone. It's not like doing a virus scan where you can keep on working if you choose.

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by michigangirl / April 6, 2005 12:56 PM PDT
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You can run other applications.
It will just take a little longer.

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Imagine
by nostatic / April 7, 2005 4:09 AM PDT
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if you were loading a truck, and you were able to load it neatly half way, then, here comes a worker who takes somethings off of the truck to use. Well its kinda like that, you use a prog. you are taking peices that have been set in a orderly manner(defrag)and rearranged them (when finished with the program, peices goes back to the HDD.).....
you're not going to be well liked by the person loading the truck(its gonna take defrag l o n g e r to finish). not taking sides, just trying to paint a picture for you. Be sure to disable your screen saver, if you use one...if I'm wrong, somebody help me too, I'm always learning.

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