i've got a win2k box at a client that i use remotely. they recently changed the way they name network users, so as a result of that process i ended up with 3 copies of my user data/profile etc on an already tight hard drive. got that all sorted out and deleted enough so i'd have the free space to even try defragging it.
i've been repeatedly defragging since *saturday* - i pause it when i need to use te thing - and it's still screaming red fragmentation in the "analysis" pane. this on a drive that i'd fully defragged a month ago.
ntfs fragmentation sucks and is pretty intractable in general, but run low on free space in an ntfs filesystem, and it'll make you pay.
somebody ought to mention to ms that it's 2004.
>Leave an app or service running that accessed
>the HD while you are attempting to defrag it...
You mean like Windows and its constant need to update the registry from time to time.
>>>LOL! Leave an app or service running that accessed the HD while you are attempting to defrag it...<<<
(a) that's not the problem. *extreme* fragmentation is.
(b) your very statement nicely illustrates exactly what i'm saying about how flawed msft's software and designs are.
so why is it nobody but msft seems to have problems with fragmentation? (and worm, and viruses, and...)
"<<How can you screw up defragging a drive?>>
LOL! Leave an app or service running that accessed the HD while you are attempting to defrag it..."
If they allow defragging of a mounted parition, then they must have code to handle that case.
>>>If they allow defragging of a mounted parition, then they must have code to handle that case.<<<
umm. no. not really, based on observation of behavior. again reiterates my point:
"msft - flawed software and design - our passion".
<<If they allow defragging of a mounted parition, then they must have code to handle that case.>>
Which is why your 'friend' needs help from ms...
But hey, it's his loss. I rarely meet techs that downright refuse to learn.... Fats, seems to be a technobigot...
lol - your ignorance knows no bounds, and doesn't embarrass you.
first link - not even realted to disk fragmentation.
second link, and i quote:
>>>Linux 'scandisk' and fragmentation.
Collated: Mike Andrew / Net Llama
For windoze-refugees, two questions are FAQ when it comes to files and hard drives.
Short answer? You don't, you can't, you don't have to, stop reading.<<<