I.. am a defragmenting-whore

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  1. NickSo

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    I... i cant help it, i just cant stand imagining having... duh duh duh, FRAGMENTED files on my hard drive!

    I defragment at least once a day, sometimes more if im downloading or installing or deleting a lot of stuff...

    The sight of Diskeeper telling me "Congratulations! There are no excess file or directory fragments on this volume" makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I HATE seeing all those little red bars in the drive map.

    Do i have a problem?
     
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    It's nothing a good desktop Linux distro won't cure. [​IMG]
     
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    Defragging a hard drive is SO overrated. It doesn't give a performance boost anywhere near what people believe.
     
  4. NickSo

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    I don't know bout you, but i DEFINITELY feel a difference. Maybe not between a day of not defragmenting, but after a few weeks of heavy use, i feel the improvement. Feels like the first time i booted up WinXP [​IMG]
     
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    I try to do the scan disk/defrag thing every 3 months. But whenever I'm installing or uninstalling a lot of hardware or software I usually go through the routine just to purge my computer of any unecessary clutter that might cause problems in the future.

    Nick if you're defraging once a day then you're addicted, my friend. I suggest a good technology therapist on Park ave. that can get you down to 1 defrag a week, then a month and so on. You can get through this man. [​IMG]
     
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    There's nothing like the first time...... :b
     
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    ...the precariousness of our fragile egg-shell mind is over-rated

    you are a child of the universe, and it's a bloody mess anyway

    your back yard is clean, but the planet is dying...
     
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    I used to do it every day, but now I can't remember the last time I did it.
     
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    I suppose your car runs smoother after you've washed it ? [​IMG]
     
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    I defrag maybe once ever couple months, and usually format/reinstall once a year. The only reason I do the formatting...I backup all the files I know I want, then force myself to format. I'm a bit of a digital pack-rat.
     
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    My wife and I have the same problem...

    Oh wait... were you talking about defraging your hard drive??? Thought you meant something else.... never mind...

    I defrag once a week....
     
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    Just out of curiousity Nick, but how long does each defrag take?

    Glenn
     
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    If i do it often, round 3-5 minutes...

    If its really fragged, max bout 15-20mins..
     
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    I use Diskeeper, turn on "the set and forget" with the "smart schdeule" option. Done.

    I also make Norton's Win Doctor run automatically once a day. Keeps my shortcut and registry in order. It's the only Norton software I install or run.
     
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    I think you are OK...

    I defrag all my Silica packets once a day, it makes sure there are as much surface area so that each and every water molecule gets its day.

    [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    This made me laugh.. because I used to wash my car inside and out and then get an incredible urge to drive it through the park. "The car wants to go through the park" I would tell my wife. "It wants to go fast"
     
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    Yah, but it gets sluggish sometimes when im using it heavily i found...
     
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    The last 2 times I have defrag my drive the next time I turned on the computer I had problems big time. Took me days to get it up and running again. Anyone have any ideas why they are the kiss of death to me?
    Unless I find out why I'll never do it again. I used the MS defrag tool.
    I am running XP and its a sony Viao tower if that helps.
     

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