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By shensa ·
I have an NT 4.0 SP6a machine box with one harddrive. The drive is partitioned. Drive c: is formatted fat 16 and holds the OS. Drive is formatted NTFS. Can boot from a DOS disk and run the DOS defragger on the C: drive?

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by avachon In reply to NT Defrag

Hi,
You cannot use dos utiltities with NT even though drive C is Fat 16. The reason: NT is a 32 bit operating system and Dos is a 16-bit operating system. If you defrag from dos, you will damage your file patterns for NT. Instead, download a free copy of diskeeper lite by executive software. The "lite" version is useful for one machine; diskeeper 5.0 is useful for defragmenting all the machines on a network.
Good luck.

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by MRshawng In reply to NT Defrag

Use a defrag utility designed for NT. The DOS version will destroy all the long file name entries in the FAT.

Executive Software's Diskeeper 5 and Norton SpeedDisk 5 are both excellent products, you can download eval copies from their web sites.
www.symantec.com
www.execsoft.com

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by TRowzie In reply to NT Defrag

I have to agree. Don't run the DOS Defrag on a NT hard drive. Even though it's FAT16.

You can get to the NT Defragger easily by right-clicking on the hard drive in My Computer and goto Properties. Then, click on Tools and Defrag should be there.

Happy Defragging!

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