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Defrag with Windows98SE

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April 14, 2002 12:55:32 PM

What is the best defrag program to use for Windows 98SE (FAT32). I have got a 76gig hd with 13.4 gig space left and have never been defraged.

I dont have Norton Utilities 2000 (Speed Disk) and the defrag program in Windows will take forever to use, so does anyone know what defrag program I should use?

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April 14, 2002 4:25:39 PM

Just use the defrag that comes with 98. I do a couple of things before defrag, like removing all temp files/logs/e-mails from every prog that use them (Exploder, Nutscrape, mIRC, ICQ......), clean recent folder, remove stuff you don't use anymore, empty trash when deleted all the junk, then set virtual memory to off.

Reboot, scandisk set to: Standard, Auto fix errors, Advanced: no log, del crosslinked, free lost fragments, check for invalid file names.

When done then run defrag set to: check for errors, use these option every time (if you use the rearrange option then you will sit waiting for a day so forget that one).

When all done set back virtual memory, I set mine to 1280 Mb and I have 512 Mb of ram, no problems and system running perfect. Reboot, enjoy, do it again in a week or two.

Have fun

p.s. turning off the virtual memory will help it to remove almost all the crap files from your drive. If you don't set that then you will see huge chunks in red while doing defrag. Just ignore the message when setting it off, it's all good.


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April 14, 2002 7:28:29 PM

I like using norton speed disk because i can set it to put the virtual memory at the beginning of the disk which is the fastest part. I also have mine as a set file size so it never changes size and is always at the beginning of the disk. It is also a fast defragger, well at least faster than the win98 one.

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April 15, 2002 7:22:30 AM

A real quick post:
<A HREF="http://www.vopt.com" target="_new">VoptXP</A> - very fast, and it can optimize that swap file, too
<A HREF="http://content.techweb.com/winmag/fixes/defrag.htm" target="_new">Defrag, You're Finished!</A> (Winmag.com article)
<A HREF="http://www.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/diskeeper.asp" target="_new">Diskeeper</A> - fast, effective, automatic

Good luck! I'm sure you'll find one of these methods effective.

Bryan

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