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  1. The speed boost is really nice, but it isn't quite flawless for me. With the first version I posted about it seeming to not like a lot of files and crashing at around 80 percent, this version crashes at about 30 percent when I try to do a defrag drive on the same partition as earlier problem. I haven't tried a complete defraging on the other partition because I don't want to have the huge temp file again and I can't tell if it is being made or not. On my other computer, running XP, it works flawlessly and when selecting files on my Vista machine it also doesn't have any problems, it's just something about defrag drive.
  2. Run the disk check and see what happens. Open My Computer, right-click the drive, go to tools, and select check now under error checking. When you reboot it'll actually run the check. I'm running Vista Ultimate and haven't had any problem with CCleaner. Never have. Hopefully the disk check will fix it.
  3. It's present under the action menu and you can right-click on the drive in the drive list to get "Defrag Drive" as an option. I think a tree view option would be nice, hidden system files, and the ability to get ride of the temp file it makes some how. I can't get rid of the 4 GB temp file Defraggler made.
  4. Not sure. It is possible but I'm pretty sure the disk check didn't find any errors. Since the disk check Defraggler hasn't gone faster it just goes to completion it is hard to tell. My bet is that it really doesn't like having over 800,000 files, that average probably around 150 Kb, to work with. There wasn't a problem with accessing the files before the disk check, so it could have been or fluke or the fix. Just had an odd idea, would it be possible to exclude certain folders from the analyzing? That could speed it up on my case, by excluding the majority of the some 800,000 files (if they are fragmented there are usually 2 fragments and I don't notice any increase in speed). Also, any ideas as to what I can do, or what will be done, to keep the several gigabyte temp files from remaining in existence after the scan is done? Just a Defraggler temporary folder, so the file isn't seen as a system file, would help I'd think, because then I could manually delete it or use CCleaner to get it.
  5. That sounds right. All forms of rewritable media have a limited number of times it can be written to before it is no longer any good. With defragging having to read (which can also lessen the life span I think) and then write to the flash media that use the number of times it can be used. It all depends on how often one would be using the drive and how often they would be defragging it. Besides, would there be a noticeably improvement in performance if a flash drive were defragged?
  6. Depending on the size, speed, and use of the drive you can always copy everything off of it, wipe everything off of it, and replace the files. The files will be put back without fragments.
  7. I once had trouble with Word not saving when I told it too and had to use the temp files to get back part of what I wrote. What I found worked best for me was to open the file in notepad, because along with a lot of junk, there was null spaces between every character I had written, which notepad just made into spaces. I then copied the entire thing in Notepad++ (what I would have used in the first place except that it did see the null spaces as null spaces, and I would have to have cleaned them all out by hand) and cleaned out the junk and spaces that were null spaces, then put it all back into Word to add spaces and then try saving again. All of that can probably be done in notepad without Notepad++, I just prefer using it when I can.
  8. Sorry, I just didn't like having to reinstall Windows, drivers, software, replace files, etc. three times. I got pretty good at it but they are still bad memories I don't want to repeat nor let the same problem happen to others.
  9. Not just like RegSeeker I hope. On my Vista laptop RegSeeker (it did calim Vista compatibility) made null entries in the registry and must have gotten rid of some other important keys. I lost the file indexing service, the ability to see anything in Windows Media Player except in skin mode, and I could neither uninstall the Office 2007 trial version I had or install Office 2000 on top of it. RegSeeker works great for my XP desktop, but doesn't appear to like Vista. I know this doesn't really belong in this part of the forums, but I just really hated having to reinstall Vista 3 times, because that's how long it took before I finally figured out it was RegSeeker's fault. Messing with the registry is dangerous and part of the reason I like CCleaner's registry cleaner is it hasn't harmed my computers by deleting too much.
  10. I just finished a complete defrag of the drive (I'm not sure how long it took, but I know it took 3-4 hours, minimum) and the file is still there, taking up 4 GB. Any ideas?
  11. This would seem to be a different issue, but I don't feel like starting a new thread. I have run, but not finished (due to a lack of time) a complete drive defrag on the afore mentioned partition. I have noticed that after having done so (possibly during and I didn't notice) that I have lost room on the drive to a file in the System Volume Information folder. The first time I only onticed losing about 200 MB, which could have been because of just using the program that use that partition, but I just lost over 2 GB, which couldn't have been from that program, because I haven't run it recently or enough to accumulate that much. The only thing I can think of is that Defraggler is causing a large temp file to be made in that folder and when I have to abort early, the file isn't wiped. I'm currently running a defrag of the other partition on my laptop and noticing that as it runs I'm loosing disk space, most likely to the creation of a temp file by Defraggler. I understand that Defraggler would be doing, but the fact that aborting doesn't wipe the file is a little annoying. As a side note, is it possible that the creation of this file could be slowing down the process? I know that on my calculator when I wrote a program that would end up creating a list with several hundred numbers in it, it took a very long time to finish. When I had only amend the master list every ten percent the program ran much faster, because it didn't have to be continuly opening a large file, editing it, and then closing it. Perhaps by having the large file, that can and does surpass several gigs for me (it appears to have stopped growing at 7GB), cleared more often the defragging would go faster, because such a large file would have to be worked with so much.
  12. Is it not possible to just allow the user to input the number of passes they want? I'm afraid I don't know much about this coding to know if this is even possible.
  13. I ran a disk check and I don't think it said there were any errors, so I figure, why not see if Defraggler runs any better now. It managed to analyze the entire partition (it did slow down once it got up to about 70% and took awhile to process). Don't know what the problem was but it appears to be alright now. Is there any way, however, to speed up Defraggler?
  14. Yes I do have the latest version. I remember after I downloaded and installed it thinking that it may not have the problem like the previous version. I think I'll run a disk check for that partition because the computer did crash while Defraggler was running.
  15. On my laptop I've got a partition that has a total of 33 GB of data on it, spread across 861904 files, and Defraggler doesn't like to analyze or defrag it. It will analyze up to about 70% before it stops changing the percent and when I've tried to have it defrag the drive it crashes the system (BSOD). This doesn't happen on my desktop, which has XP on it (the laptop has Vista) but it also has less than 10GB, so fewer files but roughly the same size. Any suggestions on how to fix that now, or will this be fixed in the future? Almost forgot, the other partition on my laptop has the same amount of data on it, but fewer files, and it doesn't have any problems with Defraggler.
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