should I defrag my D and A disc?

December 29, 2010 at 03:29:08
Specs: Windows XP
Should and can I defrag my D and A disk? I use Windows XP.

Thanks,
Phil


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#1
December 29, 2010 at 04:12:56
A disk is usually a floppy drive. Unless you have a disk in it there is nothing to defrag.
Only you know what is on your D drive. Start up the defragger and hit the Analise button. It will tell you if you need to defrag.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
December 29, 2010 at 04:24:54
Richard hi,

Thanks for this. I meant my A and D drive...

Cheers,
Phil


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#3
December 29, 2010 at 04:38:00
Richard hi,

Just checked my D drive and I have no space at all ... and no idea what's on it. But when I click on Properties it doesn't ask if I want to defrag. So how do I clean up or make space on the D drive?

Thanks,
Phil


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#4
December 29, 2010 at 05:01:12
Sometimes the D partition ( if you didn't create it ) is the restore partition put there by the system builder. Is yours a name-brand system ? Is it a laptop or desktop? How big is this partition? If you try to open it what are some of the files on it ?

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 07:44:22
Richard hi,

I've cleaned my Registry and this seems to have done the trick. Thanks for your help.

Regards,
Phil


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#6
December 30, 2010 at 07:57:33
A is usually the floppy drive..you cannot defrag it.

D is usually the recovery partition (don't defrag it) or an optical drive (cannot defrag it).

If D is a normal OS or storage drive in your system, then definitely defrag it regularly for optimum performance. For automatic defragmentation, there are third party options that are of the 'set once and forget' type which make life much easier. These utilities also typically defrag more comprehensively than the native Windows defrag utility.


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#7
December 30, 2010 at 09:31:41
Thanks for your reply. I think I'll leave the D drive well alone.

Cheers,
Phil


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