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What is the best Defrag. Package for XP?

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Lots of different opinions on that one Dennis. Actually, unless you have some unusual circumstance, the one that comes with XP isn't bad. (The default XP defrag is a cut-down version of Diskeeper). All that being said, most of us technogeeks just can't let well enough alone, so.....I've tried O&O, Vopt, SpeedDisk, Diskeeper, and PerfectDisk at one time or another and, personally like the ease of use and simplicity of system-file handling found with PerfectDisk. My XP drives are all FAT32 (because of dualbooting Win98) so I can't speak to how any defragger does with NTFS. You can get more info and a trial version of PerfectDisk 2000 from http://www.raxco.com/ .Trip

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Hi Dennis,I use Norton Speed Disk on my XP machine, and find it far better than the native XP defrag. Probably because it is much faster with it's defrag process. I'm not sure which one does a better job at defragmenting, but with an 80GB drive, speed seems to get my attention more than anything, therefore Norton Speed Disk gets the nod from me.Regards,Gord NoseworthyNewfoundland, Canada (CYYT)

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>Hey Gang! >>Can anyone suggest a good disk dfragmenting package for >Windows XP? >>Thanks for any help! >>Sincerely, >>Dennis D. Mullert >Diskeeper for `NTFS partitions' is the best and most thorough. Have been using it ever since NT 3.51 came out in 1994 or 1995. It never `hosed' my data. The latest version works fine in Xp .. but if you have your OS on a large 40GB drive .. be careful running the boot-time reorganization. If the files needed to start Xp have been moved beyond the limit (4GB I think) that the BIOS can address .. then the machine will not start. Then you will need to run the recovery or repair utility (good excercise).Do not be affraid of this .. since NT or Xp should be on it's own 4BG partition with data and apps on other partitions .. or other physical drives that is. Opps .. stop me here from going on a discussion of a multiple SCSI drive sub-system!!Cheers...

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