is windows 2000/xp good at defragging?

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I have been using norton speed disk for a while (since my pre-NT days) but I would like to uninstall it - is the defrag in disk management good or is it lame like in windows 95/98/me?

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  2. Mugatu

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    PS. if it sucks, are there any decent freeware alternatives?
     
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    :dunno: but when i defrag my computer (xp) there always seems to be some parts that are still fragmented after i defrag it a few times until it takes only like a minute to finish...
     
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    "Supposedly" NTFS is supposed to defrag on the fly. IE. never fragment itself in the first place. :dunno:
     
  5. Mugatu

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    :cool: I had a feeling it wasn't a big deal anyway - whenever I run speed disk it tells me my HD is badly fragmented but then I'll clear out IE's cache and that drops the fragmentation level down to like 2% anyway
     

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