This seems to be an age-old question but maybe some new fixes have come along: Whenever I defrag in Windows XP it refuses to compact all the files. Although technically it is defragmented because there are no red areas, I have about 3 big sections of blue spread out over my drive. I want ONE blue section, all in the beginning of the drive in order to minimize seek times. Why does Windows refuse to just put everything in the beginning of the drive, and is there a fix, a registry tweak perhaps, to remedy this? Thank You!