Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
> I suggest you ask in a Win9x newsgroup how to defrag a disk with a
> console command.
Back in the win98 era, many of those who wanted to keep
their PC systems operating efficiently would purchase
a copy of the "Norton Utilities" (back then Peter Norton
actually had a hand in writing the code, as opposed to
One of the Norton Utilities was called "Speed Disk".
That was because Norton was so arrogant that he believed
he could do better than simply "defragging" a hard drive.
Yes, "Speed Disk" did defrag the drive, but it also
_optimized_ the drive -- allegedly organizing the files
so your system would run faster. Whether or not my
system actually did run faster I couldn't tell, but it
was a noble thought. And the Norton "Speed Disk" utility
certainly had a better presentation, and many more options
than the ms (standard system utility) defrag.exe.
As to the requirement to have some spare empty disk
space to allow for the defragger to work, I would say
that is an absolute requirement. If the OP has no
free space (or not enough) I suggest offloading some
of the files to a big flash drive, if you shop around
you should be able to find an 8gb flash drive for
$22-24. And after the defragging is done, flash drives
have many other uses.
You got questions? WE GOT ANSWERS!!! ..(but, no guarantee
the answers will be applicable to the questions)