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    Defraggle Your Motherdisc!

    This is for the computer geeks out there...

    http://www.datadocktorn.nu/us_frag1.php

    If you are not a computer geek, DO NOT try this at home. Do it instead at Best Buy or Circuit City, on one of their motherdiscs, where the friendly and helpful staff can assist you if you run into any trouble.




    (This has some extra meaning to me, since I've been in the disk defragmenter business for nearly 18 years.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Seems a bit overkill. I just tape my disk platters to the hood of my car when I go through the car wash. Caution: Don't get the "Premium Hot Wax", it will affect your older MP3 files.



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    You mean hard drives aren't disposable?

    All these years, I'd just toss them once they became full! You can clean them up like that? I had no idea!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A lot of effort for nothing!

    What happens is that all the tiny ones and zeros gets mixed and confused, and to get back the original speed on Your hard drive it's necessary to Defragment it.

    That's why I have two disks -- keep my zeros on one and my one's on the other. Nice and neat.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    So....wats wrong with the built in defrag software?

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    ROFLTIME, and just to be compliant, rolling on the floor laughing, tears in my eyes.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    So....what's wrong with the built in defrag software?
    Well Frank, let me illustrate:

    If you use one of the methods above, your hard drive will look like this:


    But if you use the built-in defrag software, your hard drive will look like this:
    Please notice the "1s" and "0s" floating in the air. Say "bye, bye".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    That looks like I did the work on that drive.
    The only tool I have for such work is a five pound hammer.
    After having a re look at the pic. Nope was not me the pieces are to big.
    But will it blend?


    Best line of the whole article

    If you use Linux, then you'll of course don't need to do this operation at all...
    Throw Apples out the Windows, but make sure not to hit the Penguin.

    If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it canít be done.

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    Frank, I'm not sure what you mean. But, when I tried to reply (the first time) I got a nearly blank screen with scary error messages. Had to reboot using the 'F8' thing (can I say "F8" here? ) to get back on board.
    Enneyhow, I have used the built-in defrag for many years with no problems I can detect.
    Keep in mind, I'm a user. As long as things work I'm happy. I do understand that 'stuff' happens in computers that drive genuine geeks nuts while the rest of us go along blissfully ignorant and using our computers just fine.
    As long as the one in picture #2 works OK, wadda I care?

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    Sorry to hear of your problems Frank.
    This entire post is satire Frank. I was kidding as Vaughn was.



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