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Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
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Boot defrag before or after full defragmentation

As part of regular housekeeping I often run defraggler. I also run a boot time defrag. Is there any difference what order these should be run. I usually run boot-defrag first as I feel the normal ...
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How often should I defragment drives?

You can schedule Disk Defragmenter on Windows 7 to defragment disks daily. When it is useful?
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Does Disk Defragmenter run if schedule is missed?

I'm reading a Microsoft book which says: Disk Defragmenter runs automatically on a schedule in Windows 7 (every Wednesday at 1 a.m.). What happens if the computer is not powered on at 1 a.m. ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes after an hour

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Enterprise. If I leave alone for an hour then the laptop freezes. I have checked all the power options so that nothing kicks in (like hibernate, etc.) after an hour. I ...
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Why unused files files get fragmented? (Windows 7)

Every now and then i defrag my HDD partitions to maintain my PC, and each time i notice fragmented files that i haven't read/wrote-to in a while. For example npm-cache, i haven't used Node for ages! ...
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Windows defrag “Movable files and folders” = 23 on an empty drive?

I'm curious as to why a blank (as in formatted) drive would show it has Movable files and folders or even Unmovable when I run the Windows 7 defrag tool on the drive. C:\windows\system32>defrag E: ...
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Does Windows 7 actually defragment an SSD drive if you tell it to?

Defragmenting an SSD drive is a bad idea and Windows 7 is (should be?) smart enough not to schedule defragmentation on such drives. However, I've opened up Disk Defragmenter on my system and found, ...
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What does the percentage in Disk Defragmenter Represent? [duplicate]

When I analyze a disk using disk defragmenter, it gives me a percentage. What does this percentage represent (number of fragmented files over total files?) I am using windows 7 64 bit.
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Why I cant' defrag my computer?

I tried to stard defrag in many way (start menu, run dialog and so on), and never would start. So I tried trough command line and what I get when I run defrag command is: Parameter is not correct ...
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Windows 7 — Should we forget defragmentation?

Under Windows 7, restore points are now basically incorporated in the Volume Shadowing Subsystem. I have heard defragmentation (including the one provided by Windows 7) has the possibility of ...
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How do you get more detail out of the automated disk defragger?

It is somewhat nice that Microsoft decided to automate the disk defragger. But today my system seemed kind of slow so I thought I would run the Analyze portion to get a report particularly on the ...
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Can't resize my drive, because there are unmovable files at the end

There are two unmovable files at the end of my partition, which prevents "Disk management" to resize the drive properly. The files are: Syscache.hve.LOG.1 Syscache.hve There is no shadow copy ...
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Is it necessary to reboot after defragmenting an external drive when using Windows 7?

It's my understanding from many years ago, that it is imperative to reboot after defragmenting . Is this still true for an external drive? I'm guessing that this would hold true for another ...
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How can I tell if one defrag utility is better than another? [closed]

There's a lot of free defrag utilities (such as Smart Defrag, Auslogics Disk Defrag, JKDefrag, Defraggler, and there's alot more) But are they actually any better than the built in Windows one? And ...
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Disk defrag scheduled task breaks on reboot

I configured the Windows 7 disk defrag utility to run on the 1st of the month at 1:00 AM. The associated task gets created in the Task Scheduler and all is well until the next time I reboot my ...
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Logical disk lose free space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I have a logical disk (E): 250GB, all files' size is 223GB, but when I click to the disk, It show the disk used 237GB. ...
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Does Disk Defragmenter continue if I close the window?

Using the standard Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter, does the defragmenting process continue if I close the window after star a task manually? There's no warning when I close the window, but I always ...
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Windows 7 Defrag scheduled seems did not work

I use windows 7 from the beginning, so the first time when I looked into the Windows 7 Disk Defragment program and I saw the Scheduled Defrag I supposed that it worked and I did not check if it worked ...
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Why is disk fragmentation measured as a percentage?

In Windows if I open up the Disk Defragmenter and analyse a disk the tool reports the disk fragmentation as a percentage: What does this percentage mean? Obviously if a drive is 0% fragmented then ...
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Scan Disk then Defrag, or Defrag then Scan Disk (in Windows)?

Which one should I do first in Windows 7? Scan Disk or Defragmenter?
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Unknown volume listed under Windows defragmenter

Does anyone know what "\?\Volume...." is or why it would be listed as a disk on the windows defragmenter? It is not listed on other defragmenters like defraggler. The E: and F: drives are ...
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Defrag and symbolic links in Windows 7

I recently purchased an SSD, and for a few reasons not worth going into I had to install Windows on a traditional HDD and make symbolic links so "Program Files" actually goes to my SSD. I started ...
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How to find out how often my Windows partition has been defragmented?

I know that Windows uses its defrag program to defragment my partition sometimes when my system goes to an idle state. Also, sometimes I used to execute defrag by myself in order to increase ...
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Gracefully kill defrag.exe when run in command prompt

When I run defrag in command prompt is there any way to gracefully stop the process before it finishes? Does killing the task in TM cause any problems if it is in the middle of moving a file? ...
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Should I defrag my drive before upgrading to windows 7 from xp?

If I am upgrading from XP to Windows 7 by doing a custom clean install, should I defrag my computer before I start the process? Or does it not even matter since everything will be wiped?
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Something chewing on my HD in Windows 7

I just experienced something strange in Windows 7. I could hear how the harddrive was used at regular intervals of about one second. The same thing seemed to steal my CPU timeslice (from my own ...
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191 views

Win 7 defragmenter doesn't show all partitions

I just discovered yesterday that my D: partition isn't showing up in the Windows 7 defragmenter. All my other partitions (C, E, F) are there. The D: partition is running and working just fine - heck ...
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415 views

My partitions won't defrag

I can't defrag my partitions, I tried with windows software, with Smart Defrag, Defraggler and others They all do the defragmentation process, but when I analyze again, I have the same fragmentation ...
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PerfectDisk 11 (Defragmenter): Difference between layout.ini management options

I would like to ask what is the difference in Windows 7 between these two settings in managing layout.ini and files needed to start the computer in PerfectDisk 11 Professional: (1) 'Let PerfectDisk ...
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Has Microsoft improved Scandisk, CHKDSK and Defrag in Windows 7?

Is there only interface design change or something internally has changed? Most of the time I could see that Scandisk is unable to check OS partition as there are no rights. It schedules the task to ...
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Do I need to run defrag on an SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do SSDs suffer from fragmentation? Is there an advantage to it? I mean, SSD is essentially random access memory.
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Do I need to manually defrag a Windows 7 PC?

Given that Windows 7 will auto defrag a PC when it's idle, does that mean manually defragging a PC is a thing of the past?
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Looking for Registry DEFRAGMENTATION application!

I'm looking for open source or freeware registry defrag app, preferably one who doesn't need a stupid .exe installer. .zip packed and ready to go prefered! I'm using Windows 7.
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Windows 7 sees 100% free space

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it worked well. But I realized that I needed Windows 7 Professional. I installed the new edition. Then I tried to defragment my HDD (I use Ashampoo Winoptimizer 7), ...
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Defragging Host OS of VMWare

I want to ask something that has been puzzling me from last few days. I will try to explain my problem as clear as I can ... I have VMWare Workstation installed in my machine. And I use one separate ...
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Impossible to defragment and resize a partition

I'm trying to shrink the main partition on my new PC with Windows 7 64-bit preloaded from 500 GB to 100 GB. Unfortunately, some files prevent any attempt to go below 290 GB. I have already ...
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Fault with disk de-fragmentation on Windows 7 using various tools

I've recently been trialling various defragmentation tools, specifically: My Defrag Ultimate Defrag Ultra Defrag The problem is that I have noticed the same issue with all three of them; that the ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer after defrag with the builtin Windows 7 defrag tool?

I don't like running defrag when I use the computer, so I want to start it before going to bed and let it do its work and have it shut down the computer when it's done. I haven't find an option for ...
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Defragment a file or folder? Windows 7

Is there a built-in way to defragment a folder? I am using VM Player so I would like my 3 GB disk image to be defragmented if possible. FYI my disk partition that the image lies in has 12 GB left and ...