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Defragmenting my dedicated drive

By -Hochiminh- ·
I just got Diskeeper 2009 and ran it on my C drive and it really made a difference over the MS version. So I analyzed my D drive(dedicated drive), and it recommends defragging. Is it saying this because of the naturally limited disk space. Is it ok to defrag this drive with out any permanent damage to it. Any input much appreciated.

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Dedicated drive ??...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Defragmenting my dedicate ...

What do you mean by 'dedicated drive' ?

What is 'naturally limited disk space' ?

Why do you think Diskeeper will damage your drive when it has already been helpful for your C: drive ?

I see no reason why you cannot run it as you already have on C:. :)

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Dedicated recovery drive

by -Hochiminh- In reply to Dedicated drive ??...

By limited I mean the there is only 8712 MB in size which leaves me with 13% free space on a drive that is dedicated for system recovery on my hp machine. I guess I was a little weary of fragging around with a drive that is suppose to bail me out of a problem if one were to happen.

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NO !! Don't touch it. Leave it alone !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Dedicated recovery drive

Sorry - I wasn't familiar with your terminology of 'Dedicated Drive'.

Knowing now that you meant the Recovery Partition, you should NOT under any circumstances go anywhere near it with a defragmentation routine. Indeed, you shouldn't even be able to SEE it.

Almost every recovery partition that I've ever seen has at least 2 fragments - that's just the way that it's made and the low free space should never be counted as 'low free space' because the partition is NOT INTENDED for normal use and should not be available to the operating system until called upon to perform the one function that it was created for - to Recover a failing system.

LEAVE IT ALONE - IGNORE IT - DO NOT DEFRAG.

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Yeah, we finally got around to that

by seanferd In reply to NO !! Don't touch it. Lea ...

I like your version of the advice better, though. :^0

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Lucky sod

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yeah, we finally got arou ...

a one hit wonder.

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:^0 {nt}

by seanferd In reply to Lucky sod
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Well pardon me for having had a snooze ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Yeah, we finally got arou ...

I'm only human (believe it or not !!).

I woke up and realised what 'Dedicated Drive' actually meant to the OP, didn't bother reading any of the rest of the thread, and just launched straight in, just in case the OP took me at my previous word and went ahead blindly defragging the recovery partition.

I now realise you all had the situation covered.

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Snoozing is good fer what ails yer

by seanferd In reply to Well pardon me for having ...

and for thinkins as well.

You did the right thing, and I, for one, wouldn't have it any other way. B-)

Like I said, I like an "Oh, for the love of God, no!", kind of warning to get the import across. You do it so well. :)

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Well, I guess

by w2ktechman In reply to Snoozing is good fer what ...

I am late to the party
too bad I had to make dinner and call the tv shop

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Not late

by seanferd In reply to Snoozing is good fer what ...

This has been a party all day. OM just walked in before you.

(Tell the TV shop to GTFO, tell 'em it was from me.)

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