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Old 12-04-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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WinXP Not Moving Files to Beginning of the Partition


i have a 27 GB hd that has about 14 GB worth of data. i want to install linux partitions on the last 11 GB.

i defragged winxp, but it won't take two groups of file(s) to the beginning of the HD. the net result is it looks like i only have about 4 GB at the end of the HD with 2 empty spaces earlier in the drive totallying about 9 GBs.

i tried using drirms on the chance that it would get the job done. it didn't.

how can i get those two groups of files to the beginning of the HD so i can shrink the NTFS partition and then load my linux partitions?

tia...
 
Old 12-04-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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try booting into basic safemode and defragment it then.

Maybe try using Partition Magic's defragmentation tool.

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Old 12-04-2005, 11:19 PM   #3
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try booting into basic safemode and defragment it then.

Maybe try using Partition Magic's defragmentation tool.
i did safe mode for winxp's defrag tool - 3 times!

i didn't do it for dirms... maybe i should try it.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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wont partition magic move them when you shrink it?


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Old 12-05-2005, 10:32 AM   #5
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Moved: Not necessarily a Linux technical question or issue, more suitable in General where Windows issues reside.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 05:52 PM   #6
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wont partition magic move them when you shrink it?


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an IT friend said artition magic should do just that - but i don't have it. i may back up everything and try qtparted and see if that does the trick.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
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Try disabling swap and deleting pagefile.sys
Boot in safemode and then defrag.

Or try this.

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PageDefrag.html
 
  


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