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Once I had Norton Utilities, that had that agent keeping disks clean and tidy, but it was just anohter resident application eating processor power. Why there's not already a screensaver that would, beside showing some graphics, defragment your drive while you're away and when you come back, your computer
is a bit faster and cleaner than before.
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||What if some application is using the hard drive while you're away?
||//What if some application ...// Then it wouldn't defragment. My PC is idling along often enough to do all kinds of useful maintenance instead of searching for signs of aliens in intergalactic radio broadcasts.
||Also baked by Raxco PerfectDisk.
||It's a shame that that expensive piece of software doesn't have that option.
||[kebecker] if you want to be more directly useful with your spare CPU cycles, download "folding@home", a spare-cylce program that simulates protein synthesis--useful for medical research.