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Old 08-05-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
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Defrag Windows from within Linux?


Hi,

I have dual boot Mandriva 2006 and Win XP Pro.

Win Xp is on a seperate HD formatted with NTFS.

I only boot into Windows to play games and I need to defragment my Windows hard drive. I am constantly using my computer so I don't want to waste my time defragging Windows whilst using Windows when there may be a way to defrag the Windows drive whilst I work in Linux.

Is there a way to do this and is it safe ?

Cheers.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend it. Writing to NTFS volumes from Linux is still a dicey venture. That said, you might want to check out the projects ongoing at http://www.linux-ntfs.org to see if anyone is working on a defragmenter.

I would stick with running defrags from Windows. Best of luck.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 10:07 AM   #3
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if you are looking for a good defragger, better then built into MS, i would suggest Diskeeper.

http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp

cost a bit of cash, but it is so worth it to keep any MS disk clean and working smooth.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 10:43 AM   #4
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True fact. M$ actually licensed it from Executive Software for the built-in Windows defragger--for some reason they never developed their own defragger for NTFS volumes. The full version includes boot-time defragging, which can defrag the master file table and other files that cannot be defragged when the OS is running. I agree that it is well-worth the cash--although the server version is rather pricey.

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Old 08-06-2006, 12:23 AM   #5
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true, but IIRC cant the server vs defrag across a network?
 
  


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