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Defrag problem MFT ?????

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by derbyjake, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. derbyjake

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    Im using executive diskeeper to defrag my drive

    it defrags it fine and the pc seems speedy but it says my mft is 99% fragmented and i should increase it,

    so i do as it says and it starts to pad the mft after around 45 minutes says frag sheild error cant remember exactly ?

    any other way to do this software etc ? and would you reccomend a boot up time defrag could that do it ?

    what is a mft and is it something to be worreid about ?
     
  2. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    The MFT is the Master File Table and is important to the healthy functioning of your filesystem. If you want to defrag this then I think you have to schedule a boot time defrag. The MFT is in use when you are using Windows so cannot be altered.

    Also, it shouldn't take 45 minutes to pad out the MFT :|

    SiriusB
     
  3. derbyjake

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    thats how long it took in windows it wanted to increase the size loads just done a boot time one and ill see what results are
     
  4. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    I would actually recommend you try using PerfectDisk 7.0 as a defragger. I used to use that Diskeeper, but after I made the switch it seems to be that bit more responsive. Also, if you dont already use it, PC Tools 6 is also good for the system. After using those 2 programs I noticed a big speed increase, so well worth it.
     
  5. derbyjake

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 425

    Location: Derbyshire UK

    thanks for those suggestions am downloading both of thos know