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Old Nov 20, 2003, 02:00 AM
eze eze is offline
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Default can i defrag my HD with less than 15% available space?

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is this possible? or is it bad for the HD?

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Old Nov 20, 2003, 02:09 AM
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I don't see why it should be a problem, what makes you ask?

EDIT: According to [url=***********.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/defrag.asp]microsoft web site it will work but only "partially" defrag the drive - no risk though.

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Old Nov 20, 2003, 02:54 AM
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I'm sure that I've defragmented a hard drive with less than 15% free space in the past, but I think it will take longer especially if the free space is spread over the h/d as it's likely to be.
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Old Nov 20, 2003, 08:37 AM
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you should get hold of a copy of diskkeeper - it will defrag continuously while your PC is idle
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Old Nov 20, 2003, 09:03 AM
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It will, but as suggested get dikkeeper. It does a better job. The thing I hate about the defrag in windows, some files couldnt be defragged..blah,blah.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 01:59 AM
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eze, did your [url=***********.cdrom-guide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=262088]new problem start after you installed some software such as diskkeeper / performed a defrag?? (or "dikkeeper" which sounds much more exotic Mr Snatcher )
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