I have win xp pro installed & I have 2 hard drives installed. the c drive is not partitioned but the 2nd drive is split into d & e drives.
Have tried to defrag drive d but after windows has finished analysing the drive the drive locks up and I have to switch off the computer and switch it back on (ctrl alt del does not work). I can defrag both c and e drives without any problems. d drive sometimes lock up when I'm playing starcraft which is located on d drive and I again have to switch off and switch back on.
Windows used to come with a tool which allowed you to run a through test on the hard drive which would tell you of any bad sectors on the disk but this seams to have disappeared in xp or is it that it is not installed by default?