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I know that Linux doesn't need to be defragged. I even know why. But does anyone know if there is a live distro, something like QTPartEd maybe, that can defragment ...
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    Is there a distro that can defrag?


    I know that Linux doesn't need to be defragged. I even know why.

    But does anyone know if there is a live distro, something like QTPartEd maybe, that can defragment a windows partition while running in the live boot environment?

    I don't want to install a boot time defrag tool, and my Vista partition seems to be so corrupt with bad sectors in both the page file and the registry.

    I want to be able to play online and do stuff while defragging, as this will probably be very time consuming. (I've been running the chkdisk /r and /f /r commands for a couple of days now to try and fix it, and i know that a boot time defrag is next unless there's a better alternative.)

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    I don't know of any Linux Defrag type tools but have you tried using defrag while booted into Window safe mode? This really lets you defrag files that are normally un-movable and unless you use a third party app like Norton system commander( which has a defrag tool ) this is the best way to do it.
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    Safe Mode

    Unfortunately, I can't stay in Windows, safe mode or otherwise, long enough to get the PID for Microsoft's tech support, let alone a defrag, even in safe mode with command prompt.

    My chkdsk /f /r finally completed its run, and now I have the 0x00000f4 (0x00000003, 0x8c61b4c0, 0x8c61b60c, 0x81e3f330) stop screen.

    ...

    Now I have that page file 7a error again.

    Of possible relevence, my Mandriva 2008.0 installation has again failed to load. I'll be back with more specifics on this error, but the error has something to do with the nvidia driver reported as missing.

    Perhaps my less-than-7-months-old hard drive is failing.

    At least I have PCLOS 2k8 "mini me" to keep me running.

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    I can't believe I missed MiniMe!

    If anyone is looking for a slim live distro that just works, MinMe is the answer! Almost all of the hardware on my HP Tablet PC (TX1410) works out of box, INCLUDING the BCM4321 with ndiswrapper! I didn't even have to unpack the driver. MiniMe had it already available!

    If only their forums admins would wake up and let me log in...

    So I am probably going to suggest this defrag-from-a-live-distro to them, and I'll "Ask Klaus" too. I think that this would be VERY helpful.

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