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Old 12-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Request for defrag and HDD help. Software related.

Hi everyone! I will try to make this as painless as possible, hopefully by providing enough information and feedback.
This type of help is almost painful to ask for, because this is somthing that in most cases I would be able to fix on my own. Because it has become more of a problem the more I do, I can now see the pride or no, this is somthing that I cannot do on my own. Yes people, when it comes to software I have a pride issue. Please do not let that affect your judegement when reading the rest of this.


That said, everything that I am about to post may have importance to the final solution, so I would much appricate it if you where willing to read the entire post.

I ran Defraggler on "Full Defrag" to the tune of almost 8 hours of time. It stated 49% fragmentation before. After the program had finished, it showed... 49%. I know that I am not supposed to let it get that far along... I have already beaten myself up about that LOL.

I ran an analize after to check, and it came up with 10%. However, I did not settle well with just an analize, so I ran a full defrag again. As soon as it was done building a file list, it stated 26%.

If I may ask, has anyone ever delt with this type of problem before? Any decent solution.

Now the obvious, system specs....

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

HDD: Single, no extra partitions. (so no dual boot... yet.)

Storage

Total: 465.7GB

Used: 160.1GB (But that changes during Defrag... I really dont know what to say about that one )

Free: 305.6GB

Now, despite the changes in drive space, the strange amount of fragmentation that never seems to stay the same, there are a few other issues.

Startup time is crazy slow, yet uneven enough to make my head hurt trying to figure it out.

Checks so far...

Startup applications are pretty normal. Even with Avast (the largest boot hog) taken out of the equasion, startup time doesnt change a lot.

No strange services.

As for malware... nothing could have survived the number of scans that I did, and the few who could will not have been able to get through my manual checks. Lets just say I used every major scan and tool in (my) book.

Despite the slow startup time, that is the only thing that is slow. Everything else runs like a dream. You would think that if it where software related, the problem would extend past startup.

Once the OS is loaded, there is no problem getting the accounts to load at average speeds.

So you guys can see why I am confused.

I wish to say thank you for reading if you got this far, and thank you for any information that may or may not lead to a possible solution.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Request for defrag and HDD help. Software related.

Defragging is not the only thing to do. Run findjunkfiles then Auslogic reg cleaner then ccleaner. Run ccleaner over and over till it finds nothing. Make sure you uncheck wipe free space or it will run for hours.
Then run auslogic defragger free in optimize mode.
Install the programs in custom and which out for the junk they want to add on.

I think you may have enabled wipe free space in your defragger software. This is not really needed.

When all else fails, run combofix from bleeping computer.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thank you for the advice. I actually never noticed that defraggler had an option to wipe free space. I have nothing to hide, so nothing to gain by running such a service.

I will follow your advice step by step. Thanks again.
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