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Defragmenting screensaver

Give your computer work while you're away
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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.
Harvester, Feb 05 2004

Manual Defragmentation http://www.halfbake...l_20Defragmentation
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       What if some application is using the hard drive while you're away?
Detly, Feb 05 2004
  

       //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.
kbecker, Feb 05 2004
  

       Also baked by Raxco PerfectDisk.
Shz, Feb 06 2004
  

       It's a shame that that expensive piece of software doesn't have that option.
tommo, Aug 15 2004
  

       [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.
5th Earth, Aug 15 2004
  
      
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