Safe to defrag with XP?? Tags: Hard Drives Defragment Windows XP Storage Last response: August 10, 2003 1:00 PM in Storage Share Stressky August 9, 2003 2:36:24 AM Is it safe to defrag my hard drive with XP? Someone told me a long time ago that defrag is bad for some reason but I install and uninstall programs frequently and in large quantities, so I need to free up that memory. Thanks! More about : safe defrag Toejam31 August 9, 2003 3:09:37 AM Yes ... it is safe. Keeping the files contiguous on the hard drive actually saves wear and tear on the actuator arm, prolonging the life span of the device. <A HREF="http://www.pcwebopaedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Softwar..." target="_new">What's Inside a Hard Drive?</A> <A HREF="http://www.yes-its-free.com/vbbs/showthread/t-45922.htm..." target="_new">What is Defragmenting?</A> <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?u..." target="_new">Microsoft on: Maintaining Windows 2000 Peak Performance Through Defragmentation</A> But ... there are definitely much better utilities available on the market for this purpose, with speed and capabilities that far exceed Window's built-in defragmentation program, such as ... <A HREF="http://www.executivesoftware.com/coverpage.asp" target="_new">Diskeeper</A> <A HREF="http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/" target="_new">PerfectDisk</A> <A HREF="http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodefragv4/index..." target="_new">O&O Defrag</A> ... to name three oft recommended products. Toey <A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=32..." target="_new"><font color=green>My System Rigs</font color=green></A> ___________________________________________ <A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/" target="_new"><b><font color=purple>BTVILLARIN.com</font color=purple></b></A> - <i><font color=orange>Your Computer Questions Answered</font color=orange></i> jmecor August 10, 2003 10:57:38 AM I defrag in XP. But not in Win9x, it seems that everytime i defrag in 9x nothing had happen afterwards. <i> "I'll Take A Quiet Life -Handshake to Carbon Monoxide- Th.Yo." </i> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Flinx August 10, 2003 1:00:07 PM Keeping the Win 98 OS "defragged" helps performance immensely but better use a utility; like those previously mentioned or Nortons speed disk. There are of course other tools too. The loving are the daring! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is it ' safe ' to defrag under XP ? Forum Problems with Error-Check, Defrag , and Safe Mode Forum Windows XP - MFT defrag Forum Defrag xp Forum Cannot defrag on XP on any drive, cannot run Scandisk Forum Defrag XP PRO Forum HELP! After defrag I boot get stuck at XP logo screen! Forum Disk Defrag using Windows XP Forum After Defrag , Win XP External Drive all of the sudden has .. Forum Can I use Win XP to Defrag , scan for disk errors a Forum defrag with XP Pro Forum Is it safe to defragment my two hard drives when running t.. Forum Can i defrag the Pagefile which is a system file? Forum 20+GB OST won't Defrag Forum best-free- defrag -program Forum Lost hard drive space after Vista defrag ? Forum Dell Optiplex 755 Upgrade Forum Problems with 90min CD-Rs? Forum Problem with IDE pins Forum raptor RAID 0 XP defrag reduces performance?!? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !