I still use the demo of disklitever 7.0 (which the company can't inactivate for some unknown reason!) and it works great and fast for my 80gb hard drive. I had used other demos of disklite but they were inactivated after 15-30 days, as the company wanted me to buy a registered version. In any event, Disklite is ok to use and works well on win xp. Miles
I agree that fastest isn't always the best, but I think you'll find that the defrag utility on Windows XP was provided by Executive Software(the people who make Diskeeper)and it's a more basic version of Diskeeper.
ah right, I was beginning to think that maybe I was missing a speed option or something. I have a bad habit of allowing my hard drive to become badly fragmented which would probably accound for why it always takes so long. Maybe if I kept on top of it, it would also take a short time.
Also the first thing that struck me when I started disk-keeper was the similarity between it and XP's defrag utilitie.