I want to run some disk management tools to see if my hard drive will work better, and also to see if some periodic crashing, freezing, and slowness will improve for the better. The drive is 70.5 GB with 17 GB free (53.5 used). The OS is win XP. Is this sequence good?
Spin Rite (grc.com) Conditions the drive surface, moving data and covering bad sectors if necessary (don't think it found bad spots in 5 years)
Then, "Disk Cleanup" function and Compress option are available in the Disk Properties report. Should I run these too?