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Old 10-28-2004, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to run Disk Cleanup, followed by ScanDisk and then Disk Defragmenter with the touch of a button in Windows XP home?
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Does you OS have a scheduler for tasks? You can shedule them on the same day at different times. I never use it, but I know it's there, on XP at least, since you have scandisk, you must have an older OS.

Me, I just prefer watching over the comp's progess when running clean ups and maintenence, so I'm always there to start the next one when one is done.
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On a different note, what is a better program for defrag than the windows one?
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defrag takes ages though, mine was on like 3% after 20 minutes. I cant be bothered to wait that long to defrag.
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well, that means it's even more meaningful for you to run it
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There are some faster defrag programs out there, but I don't know what they are off the top of my head. And yeah, if it takes that long, that means that you either have a slow processor, or that your harddrive is really messed up and needs it.
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On a different note, what is a better program for defrag than the windows one?
I recommend Norton Speed Disk. It's much faster than defrag but there is one problem is it's NOT free.
It's been years since the last time I did it.
And if you use Linux, you don't need to defrag your hard drive at all.
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are there any others out there, besides that one
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