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Windows 7: Recovery D drive/partition 2% fragmented

02 Feb 2012   #1
andyp3001

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Recovery D drive/partition 2% fragmented

Hi all,
Just a minor issue I wish to get to the bottom of. After a system recovery last October on my Hewlett Packard PC due to some software causing blue screens, I have just discovered after defragging my main C drive, I have noticed that the "D" partition which holds all the necessary recovery info is just 2% defragmented. As nothing is written to this part of the disc I wonder how this has happened, unless it has always been like that. Usually when I do a recovery, I immediately turn off the "auto-schedule defrag" program so I can do it whenever I wish. But this time I didn't and obviously the auto-defrag has scanned that part of the drive at one time and reported a 2% fragmentation. Any ideas on why this could be? It may well have been made like that! If it isn't a problem, I'll leave it as it is. Or would it be worth a quick defrag just to get everything in order? The OS is Windows 7, and it is a single 640Gb hard disc. Thanks in advance.


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02 Feb 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't get fragmented like the older systems. Mine always reports 2 % fragmented even after a defrag. I would just leave it alone. Looking back in my poor memory I think I was fragmented once on my older computer 5 %. I have tried several other defrag programs and they didn't do any better. I stick with the one Windows comes with which I think Diskeeper created for Microsoft.
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02 Feb 2012   #3
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I think by using the recovery you answered your own question, 2% is no big deal. You could check out HD-tune and make sure this disk is in good shape.
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02 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you have any personal files on D or is it just a factory partition intended for recovery??

If the latter, I wouldn't worry about it at all and would probably try to exclude it from any scheduled defrags. I use only weekly scheduled defrags and never see fragmentation levels above 5%.
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03 Feb 2012   #5
andyp3001

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you have any personal files on D or is it just a factory partition intended for recovery??

If the latter, I wouldn't worry about it at all and would probably try to exclude it from any scheduled defrags. I use only weekly scheduled defrags and never see fragmentation levels above 5%.
It is a factory partition intended for system recovery. No personal files will be on it. I haven't even attempted to defrag it. Just curious. It may even have been originally written to the disc in a fragmented state.
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