What does this function do? Will it help me speed up my RAM?
You probably won't be able to, or it will take 2-3 days unless you reformat.Originally posted by Toefur
I've never defragged. Maybe I should one day.
They will have a less chance of a drop out if you defrag.Originally posted by DCI
On XP i just did a analyze it said like some mp3s have fragments. whats it mean? If i defrag it what will happen to the mp3s?
Hard drives are linear, bad sectors are where the magnetics can no longer be written, that would just cause that 1 byte of data to be lost, it probably wouldn't effect much.Originally posted by roblev
i am not sure, but if by chance you turn off your computer at some exact nanosecond can't the bit being transferred from one place to another be dropped, therefore corrupting that part of the HD?
It takes me 1 1/2 hours. I tried it yesterday, and maybe its the cause of my problemOriginally posted by guitarnerd
Probably not then. Reformatting can be a pain though I hate re-installing big software applications like Visual Studio and stuff, it takes all day.
I use ME and it takes 15/30 minutes (depending how much time between)Originally posted by guitarnerd
Dude not to sound mean but get read of ME and go with an NT OS it will take you 15 minutes on the same drive
Actually it depends on how much space you use on your HDD. How much space have you used Jan?Originally posted by Jan
I use ME and it takes 15/30 minutes (depending how much time between)
As I have said before we can't all afford to just pop out to the store to buy a new operating system :confused2