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Windows 7: Disk defragmenter no longer opens

15 Oct 2010   #11
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Carl and all,
This is the problem with those who have gone from XP and Vista to Windows 7...the members want to optimize his/her system to go as fast as it can.
Windows 7 is the best OS from MS today and it runs smoothly and fast as designed.
So the best advice I can chime in on is ..."If it ain't broke don't fix it!"
That's my 2 cents worth of advice for the year!

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15 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Dennis, you are right. I was one of those who went from XP to Win 7. I started out trying to use all of my XP knowledge and experience on Win 7. That is what led me this forum in the first place. Fortunately, I had restore points and was able to undo all of my "improvements". I then set about to learn Win 7. The tutorials were very helpful to me in getting a good grasp on how to things in and mange Win 7. I screwed a lot of things up. I learned the hard way. And I learned I did not know everything by a long shot.
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15 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Exactly !!! Every new user should have to write a mandatory paper
like 500x Windows 7 is NOT XP or for our programmer Wse7en != XP

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15 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64

It has nothing to do with services

I didn't change them at all, its just after running the error checking tool my defrag no longer launches the interface for some reason.

I did this
Super Tweaks for Windows 7 by Black Viper

Which doesn't alter services or registry at all, but I did this months ago so it shouldn't matter now. I use Defrag and CCCleaner to keep my system is tip top shape. The oly problem I have is the gui interface not opening for defrag.

Restoring is 20 min job + 5 mins for drivers
Its really not that big of a deal, if I have to then I have to. I would prefer not to though.

I went from 3.1 to 95 to 98 to 98se to vista ultimate to windows 7 64 bit home premium over the years. I still remember the days of prodigy internet and dos.
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15 Oct 2010   #15

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Once I restarted I kept getting this error: Windows needs to check the hard drive for consistency. It kept freezing at 1 sec until I would reboot and randomly keep pressing buttons on the keyboard until it went past the error checking.
Uh, so you killed Chkdsk in the middle of running a chkdsk. Bad move.

I say, backup data, Nuke and Reload.

Probably have OS corruption that is causing you issues to begin with.

Reload the system and then stop messing with it, unless you just want to learn what you can do to break it.

1. Leave UAC enabled.

2. Leave The settings alone and let them do their job.

3. Really is not an issue

4. ehn, whatever

5. Do not update drivers using Windows Updates. Get them from the manufacturer directly.
Just trust me on that. Don't use Windows Updates for Drivers Updates.

6. Actually, this is not that big a deal and can be customized to your liking. So not really an issue.

7. ehn, whatever

8. Leave Services alone unless you actually really know what you are doing.

Good Luck!
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