boot defrag

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HipHopFaze, May 22, 2002.

  1. HipHopFaze

    HipHopFaze Guest

    i know winxp has the option of boot defragging at the blue screen before going into windows, but i cant figure out how to invoke it.

    any help?

    thanks
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Try the Diskeeper utility, much better than generic defragger that comes with windows.

    www.executivesoftware.com

    (will this start the "what defragger post" again)
     
  3. ghayes

    ghayes Microsoft MVP

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    "i know winxp has the option of boot defragging at the blue screen before going into windows, but i cant figure out how to invoke it."

    Actually, this is incorrect. The built-in defragment doesn't provide the ability to perform a boot time defrag at all.

    In order to get this capability (to defragment the pagefile, directories on FATx partitions, non-$MFT metadata, the hibernate file), you will need to look at a commercial defrag product. There are several that provide a boot time defrag capability:

    PerfectDisk - www.raxco.com
    Diskeeper - www.execsoft.com
    O&O Defrag - www.oo-defrag.com

    However, they differ in their ability to boot time defragment the files listed above (ie. most do not allow you to defragment the hibernate file).

    - Greg/Raxco Software

    Disclaimer: I work for Raxco Software, the maker of PerfectDisk - a commercial defrag utility and a competitor to the defrag products listed above, as a systems engineer in the support department.