3
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3answers
228 views

Defragmenting a large amount of files (35GB) over night

I'm trying to defrag my HP G60-116ea laptop using Piriform Defraggler. Even their quick scan has been on 0 percent for about 30 minutes. There are 34GB of fragmented files. I'm presuming this is a ...
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4answers
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How do you defragment the MFT on an NTFS disk?

A while ago, I nearly filled my hard drive, much more than the recommended maximum of 85% of capacity. I believe that NTFS started storing files in the space reserved for the Master File Table (MFT) ...
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3answers
1k views

How do defragmenting programs work?

a) What algorithm would a typical defragmenting program use to get rid of the fragmentation? b) In Defraggler, I have a quick defrag option and a defrag option. Assuming defrag would do a normal ...
2
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3answers
585 views

disc access really slow

It has been over a year me using my machine (a laptop), and these days disk access has become really slow. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. The disc fragmentation (checked using Defraggler) is ...
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5answers
2k views

Strange defragmentation tool : free space reduced after defragmentation

I used diskeeper for defragmenting my C drive on vista. Initially I had 2.6 GB free space, after defragmentation, it is just 480 MB. What happened? Please help to recover the space. Defragmentation is ...
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5answers
765 views

Best defragmentation tool for Windows Vista [closed]

Windows Vista's built-in tool does not give any status of current state of defragmentation. And TuneUp is very heavy. Is there any other good defragmentation tool for Windows Vista? Edit: I want a ...
0
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2answers
422 views

Why is my Windows partition unwritable from Ubuntu after I defragmented it?

I have a dual boot system with Vista and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 99% of the time and have the Windows partition mounted for read/write. I just ran Diskeeper 2008 while in Vista to "clean up" the disk a ...
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6answers
7k views

Can Windows Defrag while Laptop is Closed?

Can I run a Defrag and close the laptop lid? Or will my computer not defrag when it is in sleep mode? If not, can I turn of the monitor of my laptop when it's not in sleep mode, like, 0 brightness?
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3answers
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Get Fragmentation of a Drive on Vista?

Can I get statistics about the Fragmentation of a drive on Windows Vista? The Defrag utility only allows me to defrag and adjust the schedule, but I'm missing the statistics that older Windows ...