defragmenting

  blueskye 21:31 24 Apr 2007
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I'm running XP an I have just run the defrag for the 4th or 5th time. This time (not before)I'm advised to defrag - although I have 69% free space.
The defrag starts at "compacting files 1%" and stays there! After 30 minutes I begin to doubt if anything is actually happening. The Task Manager tells me that the Defragmenter is running and "performance" shows the CPU alternatively 0% or 4% usage.
Anyone got any ideas please?

  Technotiger 21:34 24 Apr 2007

Hi, try iObit SmartDefrag, much better than the Windows one.

click here

I use it all the time, and it defrags quietly in the background keeping your drive defragged all the time.

  Jak_1 22:00 24 Apr 2007

Why not just let it run overnight?

  Technotiger 22:13 24 Apr 2007

Hi, running overnight is very last century!!

  Angry Kid 22:22 24 Apr 2007

I use Perfect Disc and it works a treat for me.

click here

I have to agree with Technotiger about running overnight.

Angry ;)

  blueskye 19:50 25 Apr 2007

Thanks Techno - it works a treat.

  Technotiger 19:52 25 Apr 2007

Grreat, thanks for the feedback.

  Jak_1 21:20 25 Apr 2007

What is wrong with letting it run overnight? At least that way you are not waiting for a defrag to complete stopping you doing other things!

  Technotiger 21:28 25 Apr 2007

With iObit one does not have to wait while the defrag takes place, one can just keep doing whatever one is doing. Never need to do a defrag again - the drives are kept fully defragged all the time. No need to stop anything else runnning, no need to wait. Believe me, it really is extremely good at what it does - I would not be without it ... and it is Free.

  wellshgit 22:27 25 Apr 2007

Hi. Thanks for the link. Downloaded and installed it and defragged very quickly. Now running on auto, so no more long defrags.

  Technotiger 22:40 25 Apr 2007

My pleasure. Cheers.

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