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Old 11-27-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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If you defrag windows while you are running it, there are certain files that cannot be moved because they are in use.

So, if I make a live cd with bartpe and boot to it, and run a defrag from there, will I get a better defrag than I would if I ran it through windows?

just curious.
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What are your specs.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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umm, well this computer I'm on now (which I'm defragging) has 128 mb ram, 900 MHz AMD proccessor, integrated savage4 cd graphics, 30 GB hdd.
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Just do it in safe mode mate
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yeah that's what I usually do, I was just wondering because I did it once and i wasn't there were no "unmovable files" this way.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:01 PM   #6
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Google for an app called EndItAll (it used to be freeware and some sites still host the freeware version for d/load) use it to kill all unnecessary background apps before defragging. (That's what I do anyway)
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:24 PM   #7
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Just defragment your computer overnight
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:41 PM   #8
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A few unmovable files aren't going to hurt a fly.
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If you boot through a live cd, I dont think you can defrag the windows partition.

Besides, its easier to do it in safe mode then to attempt it in a linux live cd.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:06 PM   #10
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well then I suppose I won't make a habit of using live cds for defragging then, but yes ArrizX, you can defrag it through a live cd if you want. btw I like what you said for your Location... I love mountain dew!!
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