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I do not like defragmenter that comes with windows XP and would like if I could get it for free some other program the does that Job. The defragmente in XP dose not remove all fragment nor dose it line all the files up end-to-end. I had a look aat Google but could not fine what I wanted.

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I do not know of any free defrag programs. I know of only 3 defrag programs that I would even recomend and you would have to purchase them.
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What are they, I would like to know I might buy they if I think they are what I want (test the in a free trial version first so I know what they are like).
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OO defrag, diskkeeper, norton utilities (speed disk)

http://www.oo-softwa...m/en/index.html

http://diskeeper.com/

http://symantec.com/
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OO defrag, diskkeeper, norton utilities (speed disk)

http://www.oo-softwa...m/en/index.html

http://diskeeper.com/

http://symantec.com/

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You can also download their freetrial version before you make a decision. It's worth extra money buying a third party defrag software compared to the built-in windows defrag. You can schedule the defrag and it will run in the background without interrupting your computer usage. The biggest benefit is the ability to defrag the master file table and page file before windows even starts.
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I just purchased a defrag program and have it scheduled to run daily. It runs in the background and it doesn't interrupt my computer use. It's great.
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I hate program that run in the back ground, they slow up my system just when I don't want them to. I do not have any thing that is scheduled on my computer except Norton and Microsoft anti spy-ware updates! I like to do it myself then I know if there is something wrong and can be certain that it is done.
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I hate program that run in the back ground,  they slow up my system just when I don't want them to.  I do not have any thing that is scheduled on my computer except Norton and Microsoft anti spy-ware updates!  I like to do it myself then I know if there is something wrong and can be certain that it is done.

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They don't actually run in the background all the time. They are scheduled to run at a certain time and date. When they do run though they run in the background and does not interrupt your computer use.
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I know that they don't run all the time, only when I schedal them to do so, but I can never come up with a time when I am not useing the computer and it is likely to be on. And I do notice it when a program starts to run in the back ground, and hate it. An the answer in not to have them run at night because I turn my computer off at night because other wise the sound it makes would annoying (the computer is next to my bed). What program do you use? I would like to know, that is why I started this thread.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 20 July 2005 - 12:27 AM.

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I know that they don't run all the time, only when I schedal them to do so, but I can never come up with a time when I am not useing the computer and it is likely to be on.  And I do notice it when a program starts to run in the back ground, and hate it.  An the answer in not to have them run at night because I turn my computer off at night because other wise the sound it makes would annoying (the computer is next to my bed).  What program do you use? I would like to know, that is why I started this thread.

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I use the latest version of Diskeeper. It's scheduled to run at 9:00 p.m. which is when I'm using the computer. I don't even notice it when it runs. Actually, even though it runs daily, it only defrags when necessary. The program is smart enough to know if the disk is not fragmented so it will not run. I suggest you download their freetrial and try it for a month.
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I did download and regester diskeeper, but still interseted it what every body else has. And I know what feature you are talking about, I don't share the same view as the program on what a defragmented drive is and so I do it even when it says that is is not need.
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