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Windows 7: Defrag makes something with my harddrive.

14 Mar 2013   #11
sisrace

 

OK CCleaner gets a + from me. it deleted 400mb of unused files.
And the puran defrag made a good job too.
Win optimizer defrag made a good job when it comes too defrag. but there where still some fragmented stuff.
But i'm going to use CCleaner and puran defrag instead...


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14 Mar 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Test your HD too, just to be sure. I gave you the steps earlier.
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14 Mar 2013   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

there are some system files which do not defrag, don't worry about them.
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15 Mar 2013   #14
sisrace

 

Yeah. I saw that, becouse if both winoptimizer and puran defrag. You know you cant defrag tham. Oh. One thing to mention. My system starts 5 sec slower after using ccleaner and puran defrag.. Thats weird.
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15 Mar 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Stay away from this winoptimizer.
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15 Mar 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sisrace you have gotten some great suggestions that have worked for thousands. So I will say it a little different.
From you post#8
i got the full version of ashampo winoptimizer 8 so why not use it.

Simple answer; it's junk. Windows doesn't want or need a 3 rd party optimizer.

If your food is spoiled you don't eat it just because you paid for it. You throw it away. I whole heartily recommend removing winoptimizer for ever. Concider it a lesson learned.
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BACK UP/BACK UP
If your hard drive is making excessive mechanical noise back up everything you want to keep just in case of failure. Sometimes a hard drive will go belly up during a test.
Then do your hard drive test. If it was my hard drive making a lot of mechanical noises I would just plan on replacing it. No computer programs can fix a mechanical failure.

I use Windows 7 built in defrager. It puts things where Windows 7 wants them not where some 3rd party program wants them. I have tested many defrag programs and they all do it a little different and their is always a little something that doesn't get moved. My thoughts are they shouldn't or don't need moved.

Please keep in mind that Windows 7 is not like the older Windows operating systems. Windows 7 has many built in programs that work great and therefor don't need a lot of 3 rd party programs. I do use Ccleaner and have for years. When used correctly it does a fine job.
Another clean up tool built into Windows 7 that works very well is.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
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15 Mar 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From you post#8
i got the full version of ashampo winoptimizer 8 so why not use it.

Simple answer; it's junk. Windows doesn't want or need a 3 rd party optimizer.

If your food is spoiled you don't eat it just because you paid for it. You throw it away. I whole heartily recommend removing winoptimizer for ever. Concider it a lesson learned.
It's read easier this way Jack.
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15 Mar 2013   #18
indianacarnie

 

Yeah, I've tried to tell him that myself but to no avail. I like your way better But I betcha he'll come back and swear by it later
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15 Mar 2013   #19
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I was the first one to respond to the OP and suggested that most "optimizer" tools cause more problems than they solve. Thanks to all the Forum members who basically said the same thing.
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15 Mar 2013   #20
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I was the first one to respond to the OP and suggested that most "optimizer" tools cause more problems than they solve. Thanks to all the Forum members who basically said the same thing.

Yes indeed, kind of amazing that some people who come here for knowledgeable help just WILL NOT listen to good advice because "- insert various preconceived notion of the day-".
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