Josip Deanovic wrote:
>> On Sat, 19 May 2001, John Madden wrote:
>> > On Sat, 19 May 2001 Niall O Broin didst pronounce:
> > :Anyway, Norton has a defrag program called speeddisk which has a GUI with a
> > :sector map and right at the end of the disk, there appeared to be a little
> > :dot which was slightly different coloured than the others. Sure enough, when
> > :speeddisk was done, the dot was gone, and fips was happy. If you're anywhere
> > :near Lucan, you're welcome to borrow this copy of the Norton utilities if
> > :you can't get sorted otherwise.
> > He already has Norton installed and speeddisk was the first defrag he
> > tried. When that didn't work he tried the windows one. Neither sorted
> > the problem though.
>> Try to turn off swap before defagmenting and start windows in safe mode.
Speed disk IIRC won't work in safe mode & if it does you'll be waiting
quite some time.
If speed disk doesn't move stuff around as required have a look through
the files first & files last options as this may point you in the right
another option is partition magic which like Norton Utilities is well
worth buying at Double the price.
Just one little gotcha with the speed disk which comes with the 2000
version of of the Utilities suite doesn't fling everything in one big
lump to the top of the drive as previous versions did, it groups them
according to fold^H^H^H^H^Hdirectory location, atime & attribute etc
etc. This is good for windows speed but not exactly what you're looking
for in this instance. again play with the options or look for a slightly
older version of speed disk.
another option is to stick in another disk into the machine (tricky with
a laptop I know but very handy with a desktop) boot from something like
toms & dump a tarball of the partition onto the second disk. nuke the
first partition (dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda does this wonderfully if a
*little* on the slow side) repartition for windows, mark active
partition format it & then spit the tarball back onto the new smaller
partition, just beware that your file creation & access times are going
to be of the time that you moved stuff back.
Then off ya go installing linux on the remainder bearing in mind lilo's
old 8GB prob if applicable. it's a tedious & painfull process but one
which will always work.
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