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I need to shift all the data at the beggining of my drive to the end, so that I can clean the beggining area. Is this possible with a defrag prog?

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I need to shift all the data at the beggining of my drive to the end, so that I can clean the beggining area. Is this possible with a defrag prog?

Can you please provide a pic to see what and where you want to shift the data.

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If you have microsoft OS and your HD has damaged sectors, use "ScanDisk" or "chkdsk" (depending) and run the default defrag program afterwards. You can use these from a boot floppy or CD, so these are a kind of low level tools. You don't need OS on the HD for these to work. ;)

 

If you really want to have some empty space in the beginning of your HD (fex. for another operating system's boot sector) then you have to repartition your hard drive.

 

The basic fips (http://www.igd.fhg.de/~aschaefe/fips/) is a very low level tool for repartitioning. And very crude.

 

PartitionMagic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/) is much more user friendlier and it can do some very nice tricks. It's the recommended solution.

 

Now repartitioning is very dangerous business, so be careful, and take those backups first!

 

Have fun.

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