Other defrag software available

  Europa 10:51 14 Jan 2006

I am missing the defrag facility of my old PC.
I used to run WinMe on it and I use to like the graphic that was shown when the system was defragmenting (that grid like picture who was showing the continuous progress of the defragmenting session).
Now I have the Window XP defrag facility which looks like is slower than the defrag facility in WinMe, perhaps because the graphics do not show 'active' progress.
Is there a defrag software that I can download that will show the same graphics as my old PC?
Thank you.

  [DELETED] 11:07 14 Jan 2006

click here


  Europa 11:58 14 Jan 2006

Thanks SG Atlantis, I'll keep that website in mind for future references.
What I am looking for is something similar to the maintenance wizard in WinMe, where the defrag progress was shown with a grid where the squares were changing colours as the defragmentation was progressing.
Maybe what I am looking for died with the previous versions of windows, that's possible.

  [DELETED] 12:03 14 Jan 2006

defrag in xp shows progress of what's happening.

The colour representation changes, red is fragmented and blue is continuous green is unmovable.

plus the percentage along the bottom.

what size is your hard disk/s?

  Europa 14:42 14 Jan 2006


  [DELETED] 16:04 14 Jan 2006

I don't know whether this is any use to you but I was told a long time ago to use the ME defrag for my Win 98SE based computer. I downloaded it and, yes it was very much better and faster.

I still have it on my computer as a .zip file.

If you would like to try it email me and I will send it to you.

Whether it will work on XP or not I don't know but is it worth a try??

  [DELETED] 16:16 14 Jan 2006

"Whether it will work on XP or not I don't know but is it worth a try??"

Won't work on XP.

  [DELETED] 16:17 14 Jan 2006
  [DELETED] 16:18 14 Jan 2006

This is the free one - click here

  [DELETED] 16:19 14 Jan 2006
  Europa 21:23 14 Jan 2006

Thanks pj123, that reassures me to know that the defragmenter coming with XP is a lot slower than the one that came with WinMe.
For one moment I thought it was my system playing up.
I have downloaded Defrag2000 Lite and tried it. It is not as good and as fast as the WinMe one but I still prefer it to the one that comes with Window XP. At least you can see things moving.
Thank you PaulB2005.

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