XP Home and Defrag

  Coffee Adict 16:17 06 Dec 2007

More of a query than a problem, my laptop is just about a year old with a 40g hd, when I went to do a defrag it told me it was unnecessary, there's about 16g free on the drive, do I go ahead anyway or assume XP knows how to look after itself. Everything works fine, but it has been a little cranky just lately.

  skidzy 16:19 06 Dec 2007

Just go ahead anyway,its absolutely fine.

  Totally-braindead 16:21 06 Dec 2007

Its up to you, personally I defrag when it suits me just not when windows tells me I need to.

All that happens is if the drive is not badly fragmented it will take less time, it will still clear things up a bit.

When you say its been a bit cranky lately what do you mean? It could be time to do a bit of cleaning up the hard drive. I find deleting old programs then running ccleaner and then doing a defrag makes quite a difference sometimes.

  SB23 16:25 06 Dec 2007

I normally ignore the "no need to defrag", and I've just started using the free Auslogics defrag utility, which I must say does a very good job. I also always gain a percentage back no matter what windows says.

click here

I'm also using their reg defrag, thats good too!


  Coffee Adict 17:42 06 Dec 2007

Took your advice and downloaded prog. My goodness me that was fast, not like the old W98 plodder.

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