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Windows 7: IOBit Smart Defrag - What it did to my system


15 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
IOBit Smart Defrag - What it did to my system

I ran a "deep optimize" on my system using the latest version of IOBit Smart Defrag on my laptop. For laptop specs, see quoted text. The specs listed on my account are that of my main desktop. I do realize that most of the hardware listed will not apply to my current issue, however I will be using the same list for all threads / posts regarding this laptop.

Following doing this, I noticed that my laptop is now taking forever to log in or do almost anything that requires HDD access. I think something went wrong...

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8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 (4GB x2)
Intel PM55 Chipset
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 740QM
AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB GDDR3
500GB HDD @ 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
Compal NBLB2 Motherboard / Case
1920x1080 Full HD 15.6 inch OLED multi-touch enabled screen
Surround sound supported via HDMI output



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15 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Did you try running the builtin defrag and disk Error Checking?
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

If the HDD was working properly before how could a disk error occur by a defragging software.

If that is true, I am not using a S/W to defrag anymore.
I seriously will get away with my data saved than a bit slow speed of reading data. :/
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Did you try running the builtin defrag and disk Error Checking?
Yes. No errors were found.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost View Post
If the HDD was working properly before how could a disk error occur by a defragging software.

If that is true, I am not using a S/W to defrag anymore.
I seriously will get away with my data saved than a bit slow speed of reading data. :/
That is why I'm kind of mad about it.
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15 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Windows i7 920- Have you taken your issue to the IObit Forums?

~Maxx~
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16 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Folks, this demonstrates an extremely important point. Windows 7 defrags on it's own in the background (unless it has been disabled.) The best defragmenter for Windows 7 is the one built in. I've had numerous problems with third party defraggers such as O&O. To put it rather bluntly, you don't need any third party application, yes, even the beloved Defragler


I'm sorry if this is obvious, but the point had to be made... I've seen one too many "Defragmenter X screwed up my windows 7 install"..

Good luck
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17 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
I ran a "deep optimize" on my system using the latest version of IOBit Smart Defrag on my laptop. For laptop specs, see quoted text. The specs listed on my account are that of my main desktop. I do realize that most of the hardware listed will not apply to my current issue, however I will be using the same list for all threads / posts regarding this laptop.

Following doing this, I noticed that my laptop is now taking forever to log in or do almost anything that requires HDD access. I think something went wrong...

Quote:
8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 (4GB x2)
Intel PM55 Chipset
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 740QM
AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB GDDR3
500GB HDD @ 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
Compal NBLB2 Motherboard / Case
1920x1080 Full HD 15.6 inch OLED multi-touch enabled screen
Surround sound supported via HDMI output

Try this is a possible test. Run the Windows 7 built in defragmenter and see if it believes your drives are fragmented or not. I had something similar happen with O&O, at the end of defragmenting, the entire system began to run very slow. I ran the Windows 7 defragmenter and was told my drives were very fragmented.

After defragging with the Windows 7 built in util, things went back to normal.

HTH
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17 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I use IObit Smart Defrag on my Windows 7 PC and I have never had any problems with it. I even used the deep optimize feature and I see no problems. My rule of using it is to do a thorough disk cleanup first using CCleaner and do the defragmenting afterwards.


Its OK to use the built in defragmenter on Windows, its trustworthy at least but its kinda slow compared to third party defragmenters.

Have you even considered checking your startup programs??? Type msconfig on Run and look at the Startup tab. There could be a chance that there is something in there that's defective enough to make a dramatic delay. But you did say that even operations that require HDD access take too long. You do have very good systems specs that I could only dream of.

I would also look into the possibility of malware infection (virus,trojan, worm) or perhaps hardware problems. Make sure your CPU is properly cooled and not overheating.

Unless I have ruled out those problems, I wouldn't immediately blame the problem to IObit Smart Defrag.
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17 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Unless I have ruled out those problems, I wouldn't immediately blame the problem to IObit Smart Defrag.
Anyone who frequents the IObit Forums will know these kinds claims involving serious problems resulting from the use of Smart Defrag. I agree that other possible complications might exist, but a lot of other people have also claimed that IObit damaged their computer. There are many other 3rd party defragmentation programs which do not suffer from the regular occurrence of damage claims which can be used as an alternative.

~Maxx~
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17 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I would personally not trust or use IOBit anything - there are just too many bad reports about the company and it's software, including claims of intellectual property theft.

Is IObit Security 360 too good to be true? Malwarebytes claims theft of intellectual property. | Keeping Them Honest | dotTech

I would just rely on the built-in software
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