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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 12:41:05 AM

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How do you defragment in safe mode in Windows XP?

Edna

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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 3:56:42 AM

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Either open a Windows Explorer window, right click on the drive you want to defragment and select Properties, Tools and the Defrag button.

Or, open a command prompt window and type in DEFRAG X: where X is the drive you want to defragment.

And last, but not least, see www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, Add Defrag to Explorer's Context Menu. This will add Defrag to the right click menu in Windows Explorer.

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Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:12B364B8-921F-4512-999D-4E42515C4660@microsoft.com...
> How do you defragment in safe mode in Windows XP?
>
> Edna
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 3:56:43 AM

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I know how to defrag, but it takes forever. I was told to defrag in safe
mode and that it is faster. How do you do that. I know you hit F8 when you
start up the computer, but what do you do after that? That is where I get
lost.

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> Either open a Windows Explorer window, right click on the drive you want to defragment and select Properties, Tools and the Defrag button.
>
> Or, open a command prompt window and type in DEFRAG X: where X is the drive you want to defragment.
>
> And last, but not least, see www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, Add Defrag to Explorer's Context Menu. This will add Defrag to the right click menu in Windows Explorer.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:12B364B8-921F-4512-999D-4E42515C4660@microsoft.com...
> > How do you defragment in safe mode in Windows XP?
> >
> > Edna
>
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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 10:39:41 AM

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Hi,

How to start in Safe mode:
http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode

Once in Safe mode, the steps Doug gave you are exactly the same. In WinXP
however, there is no real need to do it this way and you will likely not see
any significant difference in the amount of time needed. Defragging in safe
mode in older Win9x systems was often necessary to minimize interference
from other applications.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E99DB2B-AD8E-4352-B034-A68331E43638@microsoft.com...
>I know how to defrag, but it takes forever. I was told to defrag in safe
> mode and that it is faster. How do you do that. I know you hit F8 when
> you
> start up the computer, but what do you do after that? That is where I get
> lost.
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Either open a Windows Explorer window, right click on the drive you want
>> to defragment and select Properties, Tools and the Defrag button.
>>
>> Or, open a command prompt window and type in DEFRAG X: where X is the
>> drive you want to defragment.
>>
>> And last, but not least, see www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, Add Defrag
>> to Explorer's Context Menu. This will add Defrag to the right click menu
>> in Windows Explorer.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
>> Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:12B364B8-921F-4512-999D-4E42515C4660@microsoft.com...
>> > How do you defragment in safe mode in Windows XP?
>> >
>> > Edna
>>
Anonymous
May 14, 2005 2:56:02 PM

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Thanks, I managed to do it.


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> How to start in Safe mode:
> http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Safe%20mode
>
> Once in Safe mode, the steps Doug gave you are exactly the same. In WinXP
> however, there is no real need to do it this way and you will likely not see
> any significant difference in the amount of time needed. Defragging in safe
> mode in older Win9x systems was often necessary to minimize interference
> from other applications.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1E99DB2B-AD8E-4352-B034-A68331E43638@microsoft.com...
> >I know how to defrag, but it takes forever. I was told to defrag in safe
> > mode and that it is faster. How do you do that. I know you hit F8 when
> > you
> > start up the computer, but what do you do after that? That is where I get
> > lost.
> >
> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Either open a Windows Explorer window, right click on the drive you want
> >> to defragment and select Properties, Tools and the Defrag button.
> >>
> >> Or, open a command prompt window and type in DEFRAG X: where X is the
> >> drive you want to defragment.
> >>
> >> And last, but not least, see www.dougknox.com, Win XP Fixes, Add Defrag
> >> to Explorer's Context Menu. This will add Defrag to the right click menu
> >> in Windows Explorer.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> >> Display\Security
> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> >> http://www.dougknox.com
> >> --------------------------------
> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> >> --------------------------------
> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
> >>
> >> "serena1951" <serena1951@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:12B364B8-921F-4512-999D-4E42515C4660@microsoft.com...
> >> > How do you defragment in safe mode in Windows XP?
> >> >
> >> > Edna
> >>
>
>
>
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