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Windows 7: Defragmenter; Analyzer reads 0%

28 Dec 2010   #1
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
Defragmenter; Analyzer reads 0%

The first and 0NLY time I ever defragmented, I saw the tutorial in here stating that if it reads 10%+ after analyization, it should be defragmented. This was when my PC was practically brand new.

I've used this a T0N, I'm down to a measly 30 gigs left of space..I ran defragmenter, analyzed, and it reads 0%. Is this fine ?


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28 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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28 Dec 2010   #3
marsmimar

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
The first and 0NLY time I ever defragmented, I saw the tutorial in here stating that if it reads 10%+ after analyization, it should be defragmented. This was when my PC was practically brand new.

I've used this a T0N, I'm down to a measly 30 gigs left of space..I ran defragmenter, analyzed, and it reads 0%. Is this fine ?
Defragging doesn't add more space to a hard drive. It rearranges existing files so they are closer together. Let's say you have a 20 volume encyclopedia. Some of the volumes are in the kitchen, some in the bedroom, some in the living room. The encyclopedia is "fragmented" - spread out all over the place. You'd be spending a lot of extra time running from room to room each time you needed to find a specific volume. But if you put all of the volumes on one bookshelf (ie: "defragment" the encyclopedia), your browsing time would be greatly reduced. Same with the files on a hard drive. Defragging a computer generally improves file retrieval time and overall performance.

The fact that you defragged and it now shows 0% means the defragging tool did its job. It physically rearranged all the files on the hard drive to optimum locations and 0% of the files have to be defragmented now. But as you continue to use your computer that 0% will eventually begin to rise.

What Is Defragmenting a Computer?

To get more disk space:

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

To generally speed up computer performance (NOT add more space):

Optimize Windows 7
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28 Dec 2010   #4
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Yeh..I've slugged up my PC, that's why I thought it was begging for a defragment. I saw 0% and was stunned.

I'm only on minimum RAM, too, 2 gigs. Thanks much !!

EDIT: Dang..it ran in the background every Wednesday @ 1AM. The button said "Configure schedule", I thought it was never scheduled ! It really defragments in the background..? While I may be heavily using this ? Jeez !!

EDIT: Sorry for another brief question. I never understood what's the use of Hibernate. I see there's a way to Disable it in cmd, but in case it should be used can I Enable it again ? It does not show an Enable step.

And..ahh..there's a Sleep option, no Hibernate though.
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28 Dec 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As Marsmimar posted run this to Clean out temp files etc.
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use


This is Windows clean up not third party. All you need.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
Yeh..I've slugged up my PC, that's why I thought it was begging for a defragment. I saw 0% and was stunned.

I'm only on minimum RAM, too, 2 gigs. Thanks much !!

EDIT: Dang..it ran in the background every Wednesday @ 1AM. The button said "Configure schedule", I thought it was never scheduled ! It really defragments in the background..? While I may be heavily using this ? Jeez !!

EDIT: Sorry for another brief question. I never understood what's the use of Hibernate. I see there's a way to Disable it in cmd, but in case it should be used can I Enable it again ? It does not show an Enable step.

And..ahh..there's a Sleep option, no Hibernate though.
Hibernate is kind of partial shutdown. It saves your current machine state to the disk including opened programs and then shuts down the computer. To disable it, open elevated command prompt and type 'powercfg -h off' and to enable it type 'powercfg -h on'.
To have the hibernate option in start>shut down options, go to your active power plans advanced settings and turn off 'hybrid sleep' under sleep options.
It should be noted that having it enabled will create a hiberfile.sys in the root of your system drive and size of it, if i remember right is proprtional to the amount of installed memory. So it will consume a hefty amount of space.
So, enable it or disable it, its totally up to you.
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28 Dec 2010   #7
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If you're looking for more option, you could try mydefrag: MyDefrag v4.3.1

It's been my favorite defragmenting program.
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28 Dec 2010   #8
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Ahh..I'm patient..I don't need Sleep nor Hibernate..I'm guessing there's little difference..so gone with that feature..
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28 Dec 2010   #9
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Run Advanced System care and Smart Defrag!
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28 Dec 2010   #10
techcal

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, the hibernate file can grow to a large size, and if it fragments, the Windows defragger cannot defrag it... you'll need to turn hibernate off and back again (delete the file).

Reg the defrag analysis, the default defragger ignores fragments larger than 64MB in it's analysis; if you really want to confirm the situation on the disk, you can always check with a good third party utility..see if the numbers are in the same ballpark (they will rarely match perfectly).
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