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Defragging an NT workstation

By carole_e_54 ·
Does a workstation with a Windows NT-4 os need a defragmentation program? If so, which programs are recommended?

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by clermonts In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

I personnaly think that Norton speed disk is the best defrag for workstation. its fast and easy to use

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by carole_e_54 In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

I use Norton Anti-Virus 2000, and am familiar with the integrity of their programs. Have not tried Norton Speed Disk yet, but will do so on your recommendation. Thank You!

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by scottc In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

Carol - NT does NOT need a de-frag program. NT writes to an NTFS file system.

Win 3.1, 95/98 Operating Systems write to File Allocation Tables (FAT) which require a defrag program.

So, in short, don't worry about it. Sit back and relax. NT Filing Systems can't fragment so there's no need for a de-frag.

Scott...

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by carole_e_54 In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

You are the second source stating that NT does not need a defrag utility. However, am not sure why the Microsoft download centre suggests otherwise. Will continue to research! Many thanks!

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by davis226 In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

YES - the NT file system does fragment. Diskeeper is one of many utilities that will defragment NTFS drives. Furthermore, there is a server version of Diskeeper that will allow you to defragment(from your own pc) other machines that are running the client or server versions of diskeeper. Plus it has options to defragment at bootime so as to keep your swap file and MFT clean and neat. Hope this helps....

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by davis226 In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

Windows 2000 also uses a "watered down version of Diskeeper called "Diskeeper Lite". Lite is availabe as a free download from its maker, Executive Software.

http://www.diskeeper.com/execsoft.asp

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by carole_e_54 In reply to Defragging an NT workstat ...

Have downloaded and used Diskeeper Lite on one of the NT terminals. It seems to have improved the speed of application loading, but have not had it long enough to be able to see a "measurable" difference. Will keep using Diskeeper, however, because I agree that all operating systems "fragment" somewhat, and need some sort of maintenance. Thank You!

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