[QUOTE=Randal;2181096]Thanks, I’m looking into it now. The only question is can I set it so that it only runs when I want it to, or does it have to run all the time? I can’t find an answer to that question anywhere that I have seen.
You can also check out Diskeeper if you are interested. I run the older 2008 Pro version and it’s great; the current one is 2009, and it has the file placement options not found in v.2008. Both versions also have boot-time defrag though that is not really required frequently since the MFT is defragged by Diskeeper from within XP itself. You can also set the times you want auto defrag to run.
Reg the original problem, yes the XP defragger doesn’t defrag system files, i think that’s why it did nothing even after 5 passes. I find that even after a clean install of windows + updating + Office Install + app install, the drive gets badly fragmented, so a proper defrag is necessary.