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Posts posted by Willy2

  1. - I thought PIO mode was a problem in Windows XP only ?

    - Fragmentation has already dropped down to ~ 55% and then already such an increase in speed. WOW !!!!

    - I did some additional research with DF on my own laptop. Let DF list the fragmented files, sort the list on size and then (manuallly) defragment the largest files first. That should help to increase the read & write speed the most.

    - And then run "Defrag Free space" as well (several times) to compact those files on that drive.

  2. - Fiddling with the translated version(s) of OEC Beta exposed a number of bugs in the OEC program code. (I LOVE this kind of work). No information available on when OEC v2.80 will be (officially) released. I assume it depends on how fast the work on the translations progresses.

    - Still no news on when OEC will support IMAP.

  3. - I noticed that my signature is back. Thumbs up for Piriform !!!!!!! Thanks to the moderators who applied a (little) "pressure" ?

    - Perhaps the avatar box can be become rectangular (again) ? I hate to lose a part of my ear (of my previous avatar).

  4. - No, this isn't bad. Did you perhaps install one or more (new) games recently ? That could explain the high fragmentation (64%) and the long loading/reading times.

    - Defragmenting the drive either with Defraggler or with Windows Disk Defragmentation will certainly help to decrease the read and write times and increase performance.

    - Defragment the drive and report back if defragmentation helped to increase perfromance and if so by how much.


  5. - In Windows XP those System Restore Points (SRPs) can be defragmented by Defraggler (DF). But in newer Operating systems (e.g. Windows 7 and later) DF is unable to defragment those files. But you can tell DF to not show those SRPs.

    - Try the following: (temporarily) disable the SRP feature in Windows, remove all SRPs, defrag as much files as possible and then turn on the SRP feature.

    - I personally I regularly (say every week) move all non-system files to the end of the drive and regularly move all system files towards the beginning of the drive. DF has a number of options/features to do that.

  6. - When you hit the "Stop" button then all changes made by DF up to that point will remain intact.

    - When your computer/CPU is "sleeping" then DF will be "asleep" as well. The program won't close but it won't continue to defrag as well.

    - Defragging the system folders first would certainly increase the succes of an upgrade, IMO.

    - When you upgrade from Vista to Win 7 then the Win 7 installation program will place all Vista system files/folders (like "c:\program files", " c:\programdata", "c:\users") in a separate folder called "c:\Windows.old". These files won't be moved or removed (physically). You have to manually delete these files if you want.

    - You can tell DF to move all system files (see folders mentioned above) towards the beginning of the drive. Add all the folders on your HD to the exclude list (in the "options" menu) but don't add the folders & files that have to be moved towards the beginning of the drive, to that same "Exclude" list. then select "Defrag Free space".

    - I went one step further. I also moved all non-system folders & files to the end of the drive as much as possible. DF has some options to achieve that.

  7. - You don't need to defragment a SSD because there are no moving parts in a SSD, it's all in chips. On a HD information can be scattered all around the drive and then it will take (comparitively) much more time to read that information. The read/write head needs to re-position itself before it can read all the parts of the info.

    - If you have installed the Win 10 partition on that SSD then I assume it won't give a warning at all. However, I have a (removable) USB SSD drive and then Defraggler does give a warning before I start to defragment that SSD drive.

  8. - Quite simple. It simply means that the file grows bit by bit and that it's being written to disk in bits and pieces as well, over a (comparatively) long time. How the bits and pieces are scattered is an indication of what spots on the drive the read/write head has visited during that write process.

    - I see this happen with a lot of other files as well. E.g. large files that are being downloaded by a downloadmanager.

  9. - Sometimes deleting all System Restore Points (SRP) won't help. Then one has to switch off the "System Restore point" feature in Windows and switch it on again. Only that way one can free up all disk space. Although I wouldn't recommend to do that in the first instance.

    - Yes, the combination of DEFRAGGLER and VSS (used for making SRPs) can lead to some unpredictable results. As you have seen. DEFRAGGLER seems to - somehow - trigger the VSS subsystem in Windows. It also has been reported that DEFRAGGLER deletes SRPs.

    - Although I also know that when one's HD gets filled too much, Windows will automatically delete one or more SRPs.

  10. - I assume that MalwareBytes "absorbed" the technology into it products. Time to download JRT one more time. I hope the old algorithm will continue to work in the (near) future.

    - JRT is for 2 (or 3 ??) of my programs too aggressive. It forces me to re-install those programs again. Have to be very choosy when I want to use it.