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HipHopFaze

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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.

any help?

thanks
 

ghayes

Microsoft MVP
#3
"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.
 

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