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Windows 7: Disk Degragmenter Issue

20 Feb 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Always run a chkdsk first!. Attempts to defrag a problematic disk will only make bad matters worse. Check with such people as GRC.com (Steve Gibson is the author of SPINRITE which is a marvelous disk checker/restorer/and more.)

If there is still doubt in your mind, then I recommend going to the websites of the various hard disk manufacturers.


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21 Feb 2010   #12
nunjabusiness

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Always run a chkdsk first!. Attempts to defrag a problematic disk will only make bad matters worse. Check with such people as GRC.com (Steve Gibson is the author of SPINRITE which is a marvelous disk checker/restorer/and more.)

If there is still doubt in your mind, then I recommend going to the websites of the various hard disk manufacturers.
Correct! Logic tells you that if there is a problem with the MFT or any FAT-related problems - a defrag may not even be ABLE to run to completion.

I met Steve Gibson years ago and while he may seem a little alarmist, he really knows what he is talking about. Spinrite is an excellent program and well worth the money.

As to which defragger to use - I have found Ultimate Defrag to be without peer. Best display of fragmentation status ever.
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21 Feb 2010   #13
TildeMerand

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
First run ChkDsk.exe. This is imperative.

Now let Defraggler run and do not interrupt - let it run to completion.

Personally, I use CONTIG.EXE in the SysInternalsSuite.
That's my preference too.

This sound crazy but I:

Start > CMD > CD C:/ > Contig -v

Enter,

????

Profit.

Takes forever (750 Gbs)

Do this weekly and I have a healthy baby PC

Matt~
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