I then installed Norton SystemWorks 2004 on a test Win98. SpeedDisk defragmented and optimized free file space Ok on a 192GB partition on the pre-brick 1TB HDD connected via eSATA to my old laptop. But SpeedDisk seems to be very slow, maybe it's doing some optimizations. I don't need optimized file placement on an external HDD.
Norton SpeedDisk defragmented fine in the background, while I was using other applications.
Here some old notes of mine regarding Norton SystemWorks 2004 (one of its components is SpeedDisk) under Win98SE:
. the system seems much crisper without it 10/11/06
. it seems to be a pain to get rid of it"
Before the uninstall I was using Norton Disk Doctor and SpeedDisk installed from the original NSW2004 CD. Eventually I re-installed NDD via file-copy as a standalone application, without the Symantec Activation and LiveUpdate, which had turned my system into a sluggish and crash-prone computer. NDD as a standalone application, however, is top under Win98SE (except for some partition table repairs, which may be dangerous), just as standalone Ghost v11.0.2 is top under Win98SE.
After having installed NSW 2004, from the original CD, but not activated, on the test Win98 opsys (to avoid that the Activation and LiveUpdate stuff of NSW2004 corrupt my working Win98 opsys), I copied the following 9 files to the folder with NDD-standalone:
\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Symmigr8.dll
Unfortunately, nothing happened when I double-clicked on Sd32.exe.
I checked for any NOTFOUND files with Filemon, according to the 5-year-old discussion in http://www.msfn.org/...e-agent-string/ , but nothing obvious was displayed. "I know for sure that Speed Disk for Windows 98 can be standalone... Sorry I don't remember..." in posting #7 there by Oleg_II
Are there anywhere good instructions on how to build a standalone SpeedDisk for Win98SE from the files of the regular installation of NSW 2004?
This post has been edited by Multibooter: 07 November 2010 - 04:39 AM