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By mjoconnor1 ·
Has any one tried the following technique to optimize there hard drive?
1.) Run Defrag with the "Rearrange program files so my programs start faster" check box checked.
Run it this way for three to four times, with a reboot in between until it runs within two minutes.
First run might take a couple of hours.
2.) Run Defrag with the "Rearrange program files so my programs start faster" check box UNCHECKED.
Run it this way for three to four times, with a reboot in between until it runs withintwo minutes.
First run might take a couple of hours again then leave it this way until you add more programs the repeat.
3.) If defrag hangs (not responding) then reboot change the swap file to static.
shut down and delete the swap file (c:\windows\win386.swp)
4.) Then run Scandisk through, with autofix
5.) Finally if the hard drive is really corrupt then boot to the Windows 98 startup menu and chose command prompt only the type the following:
scandisk /all /autofix/ /nosummary /surfaceThat might take about an hour.
Let us know if this is useful.

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by qballrail In reply to Defrag with & without "Re ...

To be honest, I'm not sure why anyone would want to do such a thing. Whenever files are moved around, there is a fraction of corruption. It would seem that even with the best defrag program, over time there would be damage (not physical, just to the data) and in many cases there are errors that even Norton's cannot repair. To intentionally cause such damage (unless you're running a test lab) there is no real need or logical reason to do so. Defrag w/ Rearrange will produce minimal performance boost at best. I've tried it both ways, with and without and the performance difference really is negligable.

In #5, your statement about the hard drive being corrupt is inaccurate. Drives do not corrupt, rather it's the data that becomes corrupt. The scandisk surface scan as described will produce a report of physical damage, not corruption.

Following your procedure could only create problems and tantamount to disaster and certainly not optimization. Optimal damage, perhaps.. *chuckle*

Let me ask you, for what purpose would you do this? Unless one has the intent of seeing the effects of such abuse, and has no intention of using the drive in question following, what purpose would it actually serve? It's like gunning your engine continuously until you throw a rod or **** a gasket (even run out of gas).

Just my opinion.

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by saihib In reply to Defrag with & without "Re ...

I've followed your advice to the letter. There is, however, one last step that needs to be done to complete the procedure: Re-format you hard drive and re-install all your programs.

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