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defraging in win98 with wn2000

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I dual boot either in win2000 or win98.
When I'm in 98 I defrag my hard drive but it stops when I get to my d: drive. That is where I have wn2000 in. It ask me to scan the hard drive & fix any errors. Should I fix these errors I'm afraid that it might ruin my boot up process to win2000. It whant's to fix the long file names that is in winnt folder. Can you help?
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by:Adam Leinss
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The boot files that Windows 2000 uses are in the root directory, not in \WINNT.  You can use the Recovery Console if it does modify your NT boot files (boot.ini, ntldr, etc) in order to repair them.  BTW, 2000 has a defrag utility that works with NTFS, FAT32 and FAT16, why not use the NT version of defrag?
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Boot to win2000 with administrator privileges.
Go to My Computer and desired Drive (D:). Right click and choose properties. Go to Tools tab. There You'll see both error checking and defragmenting utility.
Check your HDD for errors through this utility, if it finds no errors use this defragmenter and forget about the win98's defrag utility. If it finds errors, fix them and then defrag with whatever you want.
aleinss is right you should prefer using this defragmenter (win2000).
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