Defragmenting without running windows

BatteryAcid

Limp Gawd
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Jan 8, 2002
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I want to defrag my C drive (WinXP install and a few drivers/programs), but the windows util wont defrag some files. I'm guessing this is because those files are in use by the OS and it wont allow the defrag util to move them around. I would map the drive on my network and do it from my laptop, but this wouldnt work because even for the computer to be on the same files would likely be in use, and because the defrag util wont see network drives. Is there a way to defrag without booting windows? maybe something i can burn to a bootable CD (i dont use floppy)?

Thanks
 

OldMX

2[H]4U
Joined
Mar 17, 2002
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I dont think the bootdisk/defrag.exe option work, you may try defragging the disk in windows safe mode.

Good Luck

OldMX
 
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