What's a good de-frag program ?

  TommyRed 15:18 01 Oct 2003

The windows de-frag took 4 hours and according to PC Pitstop it was 58% fragmented before de-frag and 36% after, not very good for 4 hours work. So I'm after a program that'll be a lot quicker and much more effecient. PC Pitstop also mentioned enabling DMA mode but I get a warning if I try and enable it, any thoughts ? Thanks TR

  expertec 15:27 01 Oct 2003

Diskeeper Lite click here

  mammak 15:29 01 Oct 2003

click here try this,Mammak

  mammak 15:31 01 Oct 2003

Oops expertec, bit of a cross on our posts sorry about that.

  alcudia 15:54 01 Oct 2003

Sorry to but in. The Web Attack site states that this is for 98/NT/ME/2000, but does not mention XP. But the screenshot is from XP. Can I take it that it will work on XP without problems.

Apologies again.

  Barriew 16:10 01 Oct 2003

Yes it does, but its not a lot quicker or more thorough than the XP defrag prog. I suspect that the windows prog is a version of Diskeeper light - the UI is very similar.


  alcudia 16:12 01 Oct 2003

Thanks very much

  TommyRed 16:49 01 Oct 2003

Can diskeeper Lite run in the basckgound whilst I'm surfing the Net? I realise that it would probably slow things up. TR

  Stuartli 16:52 01 Oct 2003

Are you sure you haven't got a screensaver running?

The fact that your drive was so defragmented appears to indicate you don't defrag on a regular basis - the worse I have ever had on a 20GB drive was about 94 per cent and that was after several weeks' use.

I wouldn't have thought that using other than the inhuilt Windows defrag would make much difference in the speed or efficiency.

  woodchip 16:54 01 Oct 2003

Speed Disc is what I use, Part of Norton Utilities

  Stuartli 16:55 01 Oct 2003

Re using defrag whilst surfing - the program will not be able to defrag properly and it's best to let it get on with its job alone; same if programs are left open rather than closing everything possible down.

I find that moving the mouse slightly every 10-15 minutes, depending on how long your screensaver is set to kick in, ensures the minimum time for a defrag.

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