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Old 03-24-2006, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default How well does windows defrag and scandisk work?

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On my old crappy boxy win 98 machine there seems to be a lot of bad sectors and stuff yadda yadde etc etc so i decide to boot up in command prompt and run scandisk, its taking AGES to complete and now i am questions the efficiency of it? are there any alternatives? and also waht are your guys opinions on defragmentar? alternatives?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: How well does windows defrag and scandisk work?

the defragmentar always works fine for me but i find the scandisk does nothing... maybe because ive never really had any bad sectors or such. theres a few programs around to improve your pc preformance so google it
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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as far as defragmentation goes, get diskkeeper. it's awesome and degrags in much shorter times than that of any windows defrag app. i limewired it 2 get it for free >.> as for scandisk idk...it's never fixed any problems for me that i know of but i always scanned with it anyway because i'm paranoied and want my computer running at it's best!
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:44 AM   #4
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Isnt the 98 defragger pretty slow? I personally use Diskeeper and it works smooth, i've set it to run the background. Actually u can try the free version (it doesnt hve the scheduling features) and upgrade to the full one if u like it.
I also run disk cleanup and chkdsk bfore defrag. (xp)
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defragmenting works wonders for your hard drive and overall computer performance. many people don't think it does anything, but believe me it makes a big difference in performance
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Default Re: How well does windows defrag and scandisk work?

yea alot of myfriends call me obsessed because sometimes in the middle of a lan party between games of aoe III or something i'll just defrag lol
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Default Re: How well does windows defrag and scandisk work?

will diskkepper put the sawp file at the front of the hard drive? If not, what defrag programs will do that?
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Default Re: How well does windows defrag and scandisk work?

yes the disk defragmenter on windows 98 is crap. I have an old windoze 98 machine and the disk defrag just sort of stopped working. Now it only runs in safe mode and still i question its ability to actually defragment the hdd.
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will diskkepper put the sawp file at the front of the hard drive? If not, what defrag programs will do that?
diskeeper will do something with the swap files, i think it does move it 2 the front but if not it's just behind folders. you have to customize how you want it 2 defrag, or it just gets rid of fragments
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defragmenting works wonders for your hard drive and overall computer performance. many people don't think it does anything, but believe me it makes a big difference in performance
I second that! Although its an endless debate on whether its worth it or not.
i think its a maintenance task tht ought to be done just like other stuff such as cleanups and scans. Coz a severly fragmented drive can slow cause performance degradation and its not an uncommon situation even for NTFS systems.
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