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Win2KPro defrag

By Oz_Media ·
When I run analyze on my Win2K Pro notebook, it says 23% fragmented so I run defrag.

It takes it's time and goes through the motions but when finished is now 17% defragmented. Most of the fragments are DVD movies I have encoded and they just sit there without being defragged, is there a way to have Win2K defrag completely?

Another question(2 for 1 what a deal!), if I use Norton System Works to 'optimize' the HD, Win2K analyze shows a ridiculously high fragmentation level. (up from 11% - 24%) but Norton System Works shows the drive as defragged and optimized perfectly.

What's up with that?!?

Any info or links to info is greatly appreciated, this isn't a dire issue but just a general question.

Thanks much,

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by rfidgeon In reply to Win2KPro defrag

I'm not sure what defrag program you are using, but if you are only using the defrag program that comes with Win2k, it probably won't touch really large files. I know I have a problem with image files, which can be up to a couple Gb in size. If this is the issue, try and get ahold of a copy of Diskeeper (the real one, not the stripped down version that comes with Windows) and run a boot-time defrag. Hope this helps.

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by Oz_Media In reply to

Thanks but I tred Diskeeper and it does the same thing.

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by CG IT In reply to Win2KPro defrag

yeah same problem NSW doesn't do the vid files and seems to not want to do the MP3 files to.

Now the deal with NSW vs built in defragger Im not so sure about. I just use the NSW one and leave it at that. The disk mgt defrag analyzer in admin tools I don't really use. I think the problem centers around NTFS and NSWs tools are/have/were/ designed really for FAT16/32 volumes e.g. NDD so they don't really work well in "Windows Mode". Try scheduling a disk check on a NTFS volume using NSW and you'll find NSW cant' access those volumes and then schedules a chkdsk /repair next time you boot up.

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by Oz_Media In reply to

Yeah I know, maybe it's the higher compression levels.

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by rindi1 In reply to Win2KPro defrag

You need at least as much free space on your drive as the largest file you want to defrag. You can also try coppying those files to another drive, then defrag your original drive and when done, copy the files back to that drive.

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