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Is it better to run Disk Defragmenter in safe mode or does it not matter. And if it is, why?
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
Pasci, the answer is rather strict forward.

Excessive disk activity by other programs can interfere with defragmentation, and may cause Disk Defragmenter to restart frequently and take an inordinate amount of time to complete. If this happens, close all programs while Disk Defragmenter is running.  eg. (antivirus protection programs - Norton, Mcafee, pc-cillin), turn off firewall type program (@guard 3.2), close all TSR programs, eg. scheduled task or WindowsUpdate notification, close all programs running at the background eg. OpenGL-screen saver, online synchronize or Update etc.

While in safe mode, window will not load all these TSR programs and all other startup programs. Only the "explorer" is opened.  Thus, simplified the environment and defragmentation can run more smoothly without the other interferences of other programs.


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PasciAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for the info, it's what I was curious to find out.
Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
Pasci, thank you for your grade A.  ;p)   pslh
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