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Windows 7: Scan & Defrag

13 Sep 2013   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
Scan & Defrag


which software is good for Win 7 for Scanning & defraging hdd ??? or should i use default windows software ???

i have 4 gb of RAM ... still find it slugglish while opening softwares. So should i increase swap file size & relocate it on other partion (now its on c drive) ???

Plz help

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13 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Just use the default Windows defragmentation.

You can also do this:

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type chkdsk /R and hit enter.

You will be prompted whether you wish to schedule a chkdsk scan at next startup, type 'Y' and hit enter. Now restart your computer and chkdsk will automatically run.

More detail: Disk Check
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13 Sep 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64

@Golden ... thanx 4 advice ... will do it & report
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13 Sep 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

The Win7 utilities are more than adequate, if you want something better then look at Puran Utilities.
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13 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 32 bit

What percentage of free space do you have on your system partition? I like to run as close to 70% free space(free, not used) as I can. Defrags are fast so I can do them a few times a week(Puran does a good job without going too spastic.)

Also another trick, if Windows is managing the swap file, you can often leave it on the system partition but defrag it by making the initial size and max size the same. How big depends on usage. (I believe in trial and error, not some theoretical arugment.)

If you have enough ram to boot with no swap you can turn off swap. Delete the swap file, Defrag the system partition. Then turn swap on with manual management. Set the initial and max the same size. The page file will be created at the size you set. It should all be in one piece since you defragged the drive beffore creating it. After that, unless you change the page file size, you should never have to defrag it.


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15 Sep 2013   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x64

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16 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 32 bit

You're quite welcome.
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