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  1. When I click "benchmark drive", it says "Calculating disk performance", but when it reaches 100% and finishes, it just says "calculating disk performance finished". Where can I find the results of this test? I can't seem to find it anywhere... Also, a second unrelated question, is it really supposed to take >1 day for defraggler to finish defraggling? Because that's how long it says it will take, and when it takes an hour just to reach 3%, it seems like an accurate estimate. Quick-defrag is no quicker. What is your average completion time? (500GB drive; 100GB free space; stop vss, exclude restore point and hibernation all checked)
  2. Okay, even with a full defrag run twice, tried both using the settings in the sticky http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=35458 and not using those settings, and also ran boot-time defrag twice, I can't get the fragmentation below 25%. Don't get me wrong, it made a huge improvement from 48% on the first run, and according to the Windows Defragger, the disk is 0% fragmented. But Defraggler shows it is 27% fragmented numerically, as well as in the drive map, and the list of fragmented files (most of which aren't even system files anyway) This is with about 15% free disk space, which is mroe than the required 10%. I'll admit most of these files only have 2 or 3 fragments, the top of the list is at 432 fragments. I'm assuming it is because these files are in use by programs running in the background, windows services, dll's attached to windows system applications... ultimately there's no way I can turn off EVERY program that is accessing files on the harddrive. Is there a boot-version of Defraggler that will run off a USB key or something, so that the entire drive can be defragged while not in use at all?
  3. Whoops! Thanks for that! Also, I apologise for all the recent questions, but I appreciate you answering all of them so quickly!
  4. I've checked "exclude restore point file", "exclude hibernation file" (even though I don't hibernate my pc), "Stop VSS". I've also checked all the files that show up in the file list after analysis except for the 8GB pagefile.sys (why doesn't Defraggler have an option to exclude the page file as well?). Before the analysis, my drive was 40% fragmented according to Defraggler. Now it is 34% fragmented. Not much of an improvement. And that was after 12 hours of Defraggling! I know that some Defrag programs take multiple runs to fully defrag the drive, but these usually finish within 30 minutes or less. I figured if it was taking 12 hours to complete (about 1% every 7 minutes), it would have been completely defragged! Is this common?
  5. I'd just like to point out that the reason the System Volume Information folder size suddenly expands is because you probably have 100GB of free space assigned to System Restore. When defragging, this free space is assigned as used space so that the chunk of free space that System Restore uses will stay together, unfragmented. It should, however, revert back to free space afterwards.
  6. Defraggler has crashed twice now, giving the classic Win7 error message "this program has stopped working". The first time was during a defrag because I clicked the 'minimize' button, but luckily my drive was fine afterwards. The second time was after clicking 'ok' in the options dialog. The only programs running in the background were various system processes, and Firefox. I'm worried this is going to break my hard drive. I recall a long time ago, I ran a boot defrag on an old NTFS drive in WinXP. There was a power failiure, and it just so happened to be while the defrag software was writing the Master File Table. It took raw harddrive data viewing software to find the backup MFT in the middle of the drive, as well as Seagate's MFT editing software, to get the drive working again. Are these crashes during defragging likely to break my drive?
  7. Thanks! I hadn't actually run a defrag yet, so I wasn't concerned about the effectiveness about either of the programs, just curious as to how they reached these different numbers.
  8. That seems to be about the frag % going up after each defrag. I'm just wondering why these two pieces of software are reporting different values at the same time; Is Defraggler limiting this % to just certain filetypes?
  9. "Benchmark Drive"

    I ran the benchmark feature, but all I got was a "benchmark completed" notice in the status column. No results or anything, and I can't find a button to view them anywhere.
  10. Well I was able to download the free version just fine, I just didn't understand why anyone would be motivated to buy the home version. I assume the professional version is for multi-licensing. Ah, I didn't actually test the feature, just noticed the "check for updates automatically" option in the installation. Either way, its an awesome program! But I'm a little confused as to why it told me that my drive was 46% fragmented, when Windows 7 told me it was only 16% fragged. I'm also not really understanding the 'benchmark' feature; I finished the benchmark, but no results showed up or became obviously available. But I'm sure I will learn these things as I get to know it
  11. I'm looking at the http://www.piriform....aggler/download download page, and I can't quite understand the difference between any of the versions, other than tech support. Even the free version updates automatically, despite the implication that the home version is the only one that "Automatically updates to the latest version!". The only real difference I see is this: "Optimize your hard disks for faster access!" Isn't that what all the versions are doing? Defragging is optimizing your HDs for faster access, so... whats the difference?
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