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disk defragmenting

Is it possible in windows xp to set disk defragment in the scheduled tasks to run at a certain time of day in certain intervals like every week or so. Perhaps a program of sorts exists that allows this. Thank you very much
 
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My opinion NO

I found out the hard way you got to boot into safemode to defrag with windows 98/SE
Those who sold the computers to us made us believe we could schedule
 
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windows xp differant

But windows xp is differant and much smarter O.S.
you can do maintenance outside of safemode works fine
i often boot into safemode a lot anyway and run a quick scan and defrag
and also run spybot ad-aware providing you got all your updates previously
outside of safemode...but yes I see this has a great deception for all those starting
out using a computer they get a old pent 111 or pent 11 and burden these old computers down with
printer software scanner software Norton antivirus to the point where they do not run so good
 
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Your best bet is to make a small investment in Diskeeper. It can be set to schedule in various ways, including screen saver mode.

http://www.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/h...eper.asp?RId=1
 
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software not the issue

The issue is windows 98/SE would keep rewriting to the disc
and a defrag wouldn't be accomplished...this is why booting into safemode
would shut down a lot of systems that cause the disc to keep rewriting
and thus you could actually accomplish a defrag with windows 98/SE
 
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