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Windows 7: disk fragmenter

27 Jun 2011   #1
plum001

window 7 starter 32 bit
 
 
disk fragmenter

I am on W7 Starter.
does disk fragmenter run on scheduled time when PC is turned off?


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27 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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27 Jun 2011   #3
plum001

window 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

i kinda new it was not working...

it's scheduled every week, and the last time the disk was scanned was over the month...lol
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27 Jun 2011   #4
richc46

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Turn off the defrag schedule, not good to defrag too often; actually can shorten the life of hard drive.
Download and use auslogics defrag. It is regarded as better by very many, here at the forum.
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28 Jun 2011   #5
richc46

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The OS defragmentter and Auslogics will analyze. I defrag when its 10%
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28 Jun 2011   #6
plum001

window 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

okie, dokie..
i have to check that derangementer out.
thank u!
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28 Jun 2011   #7
ricno

Win 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Turn off the defrag schedule, not good to defrag too often; actually can shorten the life of hard drive.
In what way would a defrag shorten the life of a hard drive?
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28 Jun 2011   #8
richc46

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When you defragment the disk, large ammounts of data are moved around in order to group files in one place for faster speeds.
This means that the hard drive is being used an awfull lot during defragmentation.
So too much defrag will cause problems, but then again no defrag is just as bad. I just suggest do it when frag is 10% or more.
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28 Jun 2011   #9
ricno

Win 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This means that the hard drive is being used an awfull lot during defragmentation.
So too much defrag will cause problems,
Sure there will be some data transfers on the disk during a defrag, in particular if the defragmentation is not done often, but do you have any data that supports that this will actually cause problems or shorten the life of the disk?
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28 Jun 2011   #10
plum001

window 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

defrag is Done...I downloaded auslogics defragmenter....

so..
how do u check how much defrg is in disks?
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