I received a response yesterday from O&O support, which was not of much use, because it simply suggested what I had already considered...that my firewall was interfering in some fashion with the defragger, but neither giving the defragger full control of it's activity, nor shutting down the firewall and it's service had any effect on the problem.
If there is anything interfering with it, it is reminants of F-Secure, with I have uninstalled, yet I found two items in the Device Manager (fs_rec and F-Secure Firewall Driver
), which I have been unable to uninstall via the Device Manager. I even did a search of the Registry, in which I found numerous keys left behind, which I deleted, but afterward the OS began to exhibit so many problems, that I had to restore the system via a backup image. I do not know that these are the cause of the defragger problem, but it is the only thing that I have been able to find so far.
I would restore the system by using an older image, but I don't think that I have one old enough to do so. Is there a tool available so where that would rid my system of these program scraps cleanly?