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Old 09-09-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Vista defragmenter

I'm sure those that have Vista have used the Defragment Utiltiy already. Have you noticed how "dumbed" down it looks compared to XP and Windows 98? For me, I like to be in control and see the time lapse, the little bars move, or something visual to see just how fragmented my HDD really is.

It's like what my corowker told me: "My PC have been working on this **** defragmentation for 4 hours now.... and I have no clue, what so ever, when it will be done!!"

I suppose from a programmer's point of view, it's not that difficult to throw a progress bar in.

However I do like how the disks get defragged at low CPU priority and uses low priority I/O. This in turn, helps to ensure minimal impact and high responsiveness for the rest of the system. This is a big change from XP where the system was more or less unusable when defrag was running. Remember how slow that was and how we were'nt allowed to do anything when undergoing defrag?

I just thought I rant a little on this since I've been running this defragmenter for over 8 hours now!!!!! When will it stop? I need a sign.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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Try this out...:
http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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Does that utility slow down the system (as in previous versions of Windows defrag)? Vista defrag doesn't hinder performance at all which is why I love it, but hate the interface.
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I haven't tried it with Vista yet, but used to use it with XP and had no issues.
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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Lol, I just finished defragmenting now and it still says, "It is recommended that you defragment now". Weird. System is super fast now so must be a glitch somewhere.

I'm analyzing it again.....
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Can us non Vista users have a screenie please?
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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When Analyzing:




During defragmentation process:



That's all you get when it comes to Vista defragmenting. It's just not the same, lol. I hate it.
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I use Power Defragmenter:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...agmenter.shtml

You don't get a progress bar, but at least it's faster and won't defragment your 3 other storage drives that don't need to be defragged.
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Just schedual it. That's what I did. The first one takes a while, but after that, all mine finish in like 2 hours tops. it goes every Monday morning at 7.
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2 hours seems a little long.
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