I honestly dont know what gave me that idea. Must be rumors around the web or even in the talks. I believe my mom heard that from some where so I never attempted to defrag my computer since I bought it about 3 years ago. I never had any problems with being slow either, so never even thought about it. I just cleaned up my computer tonight, got rid of everything on the desktop except recycle bin and shortcuts to mostly used folders, (which I moved to the C drive)... ran ccleaner and stuff, then defraged. Was really fun watching the bars getting all organized. I think it is a bit faster. Now I just need to fix my random black screen and I"ll be happy. Any way thanks for telling me it is perfectly fine to defrag in xp.