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Ive just been cleaning out a laptop for a friend, not much to do and after defragging with Perfect Disk I set a Boot-time defrag, I reboot the PC and when it got to the point its about to run it quickly flashed a BSOD. Couldnt read what was on it but obviously related. Windows Vista does not display pop-ups when Disk Defragmenter is defragmenting your hard drive. Keep in mind that Disk Defragmenter will run automatically as a background process according to the schedule you set up in the “Modify Schedule” menu. This short video shows you how to boot defrag in Windows Vista (and XP) to speed up your computer's startup. A boot defrag on a computer is like a carb tune-up for a car in the winter. This tool defragments your registry and swap file(s) at boot time, which is the only time the system allows it. My Defrag (actually Jerrod Kessels’ defrag) is, to put it simply, the best general purpose defragmenter for Windows NT, 2000 and XP that I’ve ever seen. If My Defrag can’t do an ideal job, it does the best it can do.
Slow Boot Up Time: Virus Scans, Defrag Hhd, Scan Regestry With REGESTRY BOOSTER 2009, Defrag RegestrySep 1, 2009
i am having really slow boot ups lately on my laptop. i have done things such as virus scans, defrag hhd, scan regestry with REGESTRY BOOSTER 2009, defrag regestry. i also have no start up programs in my strat up folder. Problem is that i could start from dead start to a fully loaded desktop in 98 secs..now it takes 124 secs to do the same thing. where it takes the longest is at the boot screen i just watch it load then the windows logo comes up and it smooth sailing from there. i would say it takes about 8-12 secs after the windows logo to get to desktop.
Disk DefragmentMar 4, 2010
Who makes a really good disk defragmenter at reasonable cost.
I used Vista's. It ran for more than 4 hours and never finished. My used disk space increased from 251 GB to 268 GB.
Disk Defragment Not CompletingJun 4, 2010
Vista home premium SP2. In XP the disk defrag pushes CPU close to 100% and takes a few minutes to sort out the disk. My Vista defrag seems to get bored with defragging and goes to sleep. It does the following
* displays Analysing..
* Puts focus on button Defrag Now
Select the button
Select C: and deselected D: (a small partition)
* Button becomes Cancel Defrag
* displays Defraging hard disk
CPU rises to 75%+ for a few minutes and then falls to
Disk Defragment Does Not WorkJun 21, 2008
After contacting hp 5 times disk defrag still does not work on vista. i ran auslogic love it, but after the $$$ i spent on my computer i want everything to work right. 16 hours and it was still defragging drive c. rann all the diag everything was fine. any ideas out there
3rd Party Defrag Software Can Affect Computer Start Time/performanceOct 10, 2009
I read in one of the posts that 3d party defrager could mess up start speed and comp performance, whereas vista's built-in defrager keeps certain files in ceratin places to increase efficiency and speed.
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Auslogics Disk DefragOct 26, 2009
I only recently upgraded to the current version of Auslogics Disk Defrag, where there is a new feature called 'Defrag and Optimise'. (for more read Auslogics - Frequently Asked Questions). In this there is an option to 'Move System Files to beginning of disk' (see Shot1). Does anyone know exactly what this does [in a non-complex explanation]? (I know a bit about computers, but I'm not an 'expert'). I'm curious to know does it actually 'work' or is it just one of those 'overrated features taht doesn't really do anything'.
Defragment Query, Should Run The Defragment Tool RegularlySep 13, 2009
Last night I defragged my HD using Auslogics defrag program. I've just turned on my PC and checked how much free space I now have and I've gone from having 54.2gb free space on one partition of the HD to 51.3gb after the defrag. How can this be? Surely there should be more empty clusters/free space on my HD now than was before? Would it best for me to run the defrag tool a few more times? This is the first time I've actually defragged the HD since getting this PC 2 years ago. I now know I should run the defrag tool more regularly.
Vista Disk Defrag QuestionMar 26, 2008
Does Vista (Home Premium, in my case) defrag the hard drive(s) on its
own, without being scheduled to do so? I know I can manually force a
defrag, but what about unscheduled defrags?
Disk Defrag Just Keeps Analyzing My DisksJun 24, 2008
I'm using the Home Premium version of Vista and my disk defrag just keeps analyzing my disks and never defrags them. Its worked before but now this has started to happen.
Disk Cleanup & Defrag. SchedulingMay 23, 2008
Disk Cleanup and Defrag. Scheduling (Vista) When I schedule Disk Cleanup, a default schedule says cleanup will be activated when I am logged on. There is another option that says cleanup can be activated when I am logged on or off, but it is grayed out, and I am having difficulty gaining access to that option.
1. So, am I to assume that Disk Cleanup will only activate when I am logged on at the time specified? However, when I schedule Defrag., there are no options.
2. So, am I to assume Defrag. will activate if I am logged on or off at a specified time? Also, the Defrag, window tells you the last time Defrag. was runned.
3. Is there a log or another window I can check to see if Defrag. was completed?
Defrag Check Disk Did Not WorkMay 7, 2010
I'm new here, so I'll try not to screw up my post. I have Home Premium Vista, 64bit and 688GB hard drive(size when checking C: drive). I recently checked and it showed less than half full. Then a few days ago I tried saving a file and I got disk full message. I checked the c: drive again and it showed full- no space available, which should not be. I did a defrag, check disk and that did not work. I do remember seeing a warning around that time, but it vanished before I read it all. I think it said a file was not working or was corrupted and may have said something about 'Catalyst'. I found Catalyst Control Center on my computer, but that seems to be ATI card (graphics card?). I did delete a bunch of junk so it can now function, but latest check still shows only 72 MB available and that can't be.
SP1: After Defrag Show Reduced Disk SpaceMar 23, 2008
I performed a clean install of Windows Vista Ultimate, updated all my drivers, installed SP1, and loaded all my applications. When finished, I had about 114GB of free space being reported. I ran defrag and after about 4-5 hours of running, the free space on that volume was reduced to 98GB. I did a clean disk and then a check disk afterwards and nothing changed. I just performed a defrag using the command line using the '-w' option and now I'm down to 90GB. Does anyone know what is going on?
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Scheduling Disk Defrag, Task FailedOct 20, 2009
Firstly I have checked this forum (and others) for the solution finding similar problems but still no joy. I am trying to schedule Vista defrag to run at night. However it doesn't run (or at least says it doesn't run) when scheduled to - in fact I don't think it runs at all(it says 'never' in the defrag control panel against 'last run'). I tested to see if the schedule works however in Task Scheduler it says that the task failed. I have tried deleting / disabling task in TS (but it reappears on reboot) and making sure that the properties in the TS task are ok, as well as 'running' the task in TS all to no avail. I've seen this but all the talk of 'command lines' etc baffles me!
Acer Aspire 7520 OS Disk Defrag And Clean UpFeb 5, 2010
My acer notebook is about 9 months and has turned really slow. i think it needs to be seriously cleaned up. I have done scans using Macaffee, windows defender, disk defrag, and clean up. But nothing seems to help the speed. Does anyone know what i could do. on other sites said about using the eRecovery but not 100% on using it. any help to get my laptop back to its original state would be helpful 64X2 dual core processor with 1 gb ram. 32bit os vista
Installing Auslogics Disk Defrag Boost SpeedFeb 8, 2009
Have you ever heard the expretion 'Oh my..Country kids going to town'. Well..Country kid is here! I am very new to all this and kinda nurves. Hope I am doing this right. I have a laptop with Vista..recently got me a little virus '360'? or one of those Trojan dudes came over play without mom's permission. Got in lots of trouble!!! Anyway, I think I've got it all off but I am thinking that it needs to be defragged. Yes? No? Last night I decided to go ahead and start defragging. This morning it was still on the screen looking just like it did last night. I thought well stupid! did you click start? So I started it again..not sure what its doing? Know thinking maybe 360 or Trojan didn't go home like I asked them tooooo. Maybe?? I have ran all the disk clean ups and I use McAfee, they say the coast is clear. Here's were you guys come in..I was reading about installing Auslogics Disk Defrag and Auslogics Boost Speed. Do you thing this is something I should do or need?
Time Schronization: Change Date & Time Internet Time Tab And Chose A Time Standard To ConnectAug 31, 2008
I recently went into Change Date & Time Internet time tab and chose a time standard to connect with. After doing that I went onto the internet and connected with time.nist.gov and checked the time. After that I was no longer able to go into the internet time tab. It tells me that time.nist.gov is the time connection and I can't change it. It tells me I need to have permission to do this as administrator. I am the administrator! What goes here?
My Disk Is Getting Corrupt All The TimeMar 23, 2008
Something has been bothering me a lot in Vista 64 Ultimate SP1. Every now and then, when Windows starts, it says my disk structure is corrupt and I should run chkdsk in order to fix it. When I try to run CHKDSK under Vista, I get a 'insufficient disk space to fix master table (MFT)', and CHKDSK aborts. I can't create folders, files, Windows Update fails ..
The good thing is a have a dual boot system and when I choose XP, Windows XP detects that the Vista partition needs chkdsk and this time, chkdsk runs completely and fixes the Vista partition. So I can restart the computer, choose Vista partition again and this time everything will work fine.
Problem is, this is happening too often. Like every day. And it is such a hassle to start Vista, get the error message, restart, choose XP, fix Vista, restart, choose Vista and then have everything normal. Any of you guys have an idea on WHY my disk structure is getting corrupt all the time? My Vista installation is very recent, and I did a full format in the partition before installing it.
Checkdisk Hangs Every Time. Disk Reports OK?Jun 7, 2008
On Vista Home Premium, I've set Chkdsk to run but each time it hangs about three quarters of the way through step 5, at the same cluster each time. I've run the harddisk tests (SMART, surface scan etc) from the computer recovery console and it passes every test OK. If this a physical problem with the drive or a file system one? If it's the latter why can't Chkdsk fix it? It's a new computer should I go through the hassle of returning it to the manufacturer?
P.S. History: it's a brand new Lenovo laptop. When I first switched it on, it gave me that 'Vista didn't shut down properly last time' screen, but apart from that everything seemed OK until I got most of the way through all the security updates, cleaning up all the bundled software etc and Windows Update blankly refused to install SP1. I tried a system restore and that told me there was a disk error and to run Chkdsk. Chkdsk refused to run (something about the drive being locked) and in the end I did a factory reset. This is OK in that now all the updates have installed and there are no more errors, but I wanted to double check the disk, so invoked Chkdsk and.. see above.
Long Boot Time To Install DiskMar 23, 2008
With a formated hard drive on a Dell Dimension 2350, the Vista Home Premium Install Disk took eight minutes to get to the first screen. I subsequently cleaned out all cards from PCI slots and disabled everything I could in the BIOS and got the same results.
How To Defragment Pagefile.sys?Feb 18, 2010
Windows' built-in defragmenter has not been doing too well. Tried running Defraggler http://www.piriform.com/defraggler This is working much better and gives a graphical window with the progress. What I see is that C:pagefile.sys is hugely fragmented (1.5G and 500 fragments). This file seems to not to be able to be defragmented. Sort of makes sense since it is an important system file. Is there a way to get the pagefile to defragment?
which has a boot mode operation that can be enabled to defrag system files before they are locked. This does not seem to be working properly. It does not seem to be doing anything with the pagefile (even though it is in the explicit file list). Perhaps I have not found the correct command line switches yet. Both Defraggler and UltraDefrag were recommended by Kim Komando in her newsletter
Defragment So SlowFeb 9, 2009
I thought I had asked this before but upon searching I found that I did'nt and could not find anyone else posting about this, so here I go again. I like using Auslogics Defrag, but its taking an absolute eternity to defrag, I tend to defrag after every install of a game and I installed another game this afternoon and its still defragging now, is this normal?? does'nt feel like it
My only thought is and I'm just guessing that would it be at all down to the fact that I have disabled index searching, or even the system restore being on? I'm annoyed at the fact that its taken almost all afternoon to defrag and counting
Cannot Defragment And RestoreMar 23, 2008
I cannot defrag. or restore. The Dell tech. said that he found a few files which cannot be repaired by SFC/Scannow. I told him I probably needed to take it into a PC shop, as he wanted me to reinstall Vista and I don't think I can do that. He said to tell the shop to perform CHKDSK/R. Is this something I can do at home, find and delete corrupt files, without uninstalling and reinstalling Vista? I just used defrag.
Measure The ReBoot-Time (restart Time) For Our SystemsMay 13, 2008
measure the ReBoot-Time (restart time) for our systems. You can see how to here: How to See What Your Boot Up Time is in Vista
Here's my ReBoot-Time:
Running Processes: 41
Started Services: 36
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Manually Or Auto Defragment?Sep 17, 2009
I am using Smart Defrag 1.20. The thing I would like to know is
1. Is it worth having your hard drive auto defragged?, or,
2. To manually defrag the hard drive, once a week?
As I think that running the auto defrag is using a bit to much in resources?
Auto Defragment And Norton 360Apr 24, 2008
I recently upgraded my Norton's Internet Security to Norton 360 - which contains a disk optimizer (defrag). Prior to upgrading Norton my Vista Defrag tool worked fine no problem and always on schedule. After the upgrade to Norton, I was setting up the program and the defrag tool in Norton said 'pending' which I left alone, because I was comfortable using the native defrag utility. However, now the vista defrag does not work. I went into the the vista tool to look at the schedule and it gave the last run date ( I had it set to weekly on Wed at 1am).
The next scheduled defrag said 'Never' despite the box checked 'run automatically'. I then unchecked the box and rechecked it, and then it gave the next scheduled date which I changed to that evening. I left it alone until the next morning and it not only did not defag per the schedule but the Vista tool said next scheduled defrag 'never' and Norton was back to Pending again. I have to assume this has something to do with Norton. I am told that Norton's defrag tool is tied to Vista's tool.
Automatic Defragment Does Not OccurJun 7, 2009
I'm running Vista Home Premium. I have the Vista defrag set to go automatically on the first day of each month at 9 PM. The settings are correct on screen. However, it says next scheduled defrag = never, and the automatic defrag does not occur. I have to start it manually each month. I do not know what is wrong, nor how to fix it.
AntiSpyware Real-Time Protection At One TimeOct 13, 2009
Is it wise to have more than 1 antispyware program performing real-time protection at one time?
Travelling Laptop - Set Time & Time ZoneMar 29, 2008
We are using Dell laptops while travelling or at field offices.
We have to reset the clock and time zone, every time when we get to new
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Defragment Doesn Working ProperlyNov 25, 2009
After functioning properly since I got a new computer with 64-bit Vista nearly a year ago, the defragmenter now does its 'spinning' for about 5 minutes and indicates: 'Your file system performace can be improved. It is recommended that you defragment now.' When I click on 'Defragment now..' it spins again for about 5 minutes and repeats the same message. This repeats each time.
One of my friends installed today Vista and complained the boot was taking almost 2 minutes, much longer than in XP. I became curious and I thought I should check on my system what are the boot times..
I have Vista installed fore a year and a half now, and I don't boot my computer very often. It turned out that for my system, the boot time took more than 4 minutes!!! 1 minute until the login screen, 4 minutes until the system was idle - this was on a Intel DualCore 6600 (2.4GHz) with 2 GB RAM, the machine I bought in December 2006.
It turns out Microsoft has released some great tools, XBootMgr and Performance Analyzer, that can help you improving the performance of the boot and shutdown times. They are included in Windows Performance Tools Kit. For help with running the tool, see the On/Off Transition Performance Analyzer page. I downloaded the kit and installed it in C:Program FilesMicrosoft Windows Performance Toolkit.
You should also download the autologon.exe tool. It allows you specifying a username and password that will be used for automatic logon during the performance measuring process. I downloaded the zip file and extracted the tool. From an elevated command prompt, I run the tool like 'autologon /username:ConstantinAlin /set' and typed my password. (To open an elevated command prompt, open StartMenu, write 'command' in the search box, right click the 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run as Administrator')
I did a first run with 'xbootmgr.exe -trace boot' (the computer will restart automatically in 5 seconds after running the command). As I told you before, the first boot took more than 4 minutes. After reboot I run 'Performance Analyzer' from the icon installed in StartMenu (or run xperfview), and use the Trace/Open menu item to open the *.etl (event trace log) file saved in the same folder. At a first look it's pretty confusing understanding the log graphs, but the first thing that was clear was that disk accesses were slowing things down. The CPU was used 20% average, but the disk was hit really hard, close to 100% all the time.
Here are some simple things that you can try to reduce the disk access times:
1) Defragment the harddrive. The defragmenter in Vista can be invoked from StartMenu (search for 'defrag'). Click the 'Defragment Now' button in the dialog and select the drives to defragment. The UI sucks, as there is no progress indicator. You can also invoke the tool from command line ('defrag C: -a -w' if you want to perform a full defragmentation), but again there is no progress indicator. Expect to wait a couple of hours to complete..
2) Eliminate unneeded services and startup programs. Nowadays almost every program you install thinks it's necessary to add either a service or a program to run at computer startup, without you actually needing that functionality, or adding features that can be accessed other ways.
The tools to use for eliminating unneeded services and startup programs are the ServiceManager (accessible from StartMenu, search for 'Services'), and either Autoruns, Windows Defender (in Tools/SoftwareExplorer/Startup Programs), or if you're familiar with the registry use directly RegEdit.exe and look under the following keys: HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun and HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun.
For services, look at the services that are Started and decide whether you need them. Look especially for 3rd party services. If you're not sure what a service does, search its name or the program name on Google, or on sites like BleepingComputer, and you'll find information describing them. If you don't need these services, set them to Disabled or Manual.
For applications, I prefer leaving the keys in registry in case I need them at a later time, but prefix the application paths with something like 'donotrunthisapp' that will cause Windows to skip running the application because it won't find a donotrunthisapp.exe executable.
a) Services used by hardware I don't have. If you don't have on your computer devices using Bluetooth, SmartCard, WiFi, TabletPCPen, there is no reason why you'd keep these services enabled..
b) Helper programs. There are a lot of these, and I haven't found any downsides by stopping them.
c) Update checkers. A lot of applications install either services or startup programs that checks whether they are any updates available for them. I don't understand why these programs needs check for updates on every boot instead of scheduling a task or even better when they are used to run once every week.
d) Speed launchers and cache managers. Yes, they may speed up their application, but when their number is growing, they reduce the overall performance of the system..
Here is a list of what applications I disabled on my machine (I was amazed myself how big the list was):
Services: PnkBstrA (PunkBuster Service Component installed by BattleField game and not removed when the game was uninstalled), GoogleUpdater (installed by GoogleEarth), NVIDIA Display Driver Service (some helper service), Adobe LM (set to Manual instead of Disabled, this is the license manager for Adobe software and will be started when needed), NMIndexingService (Nero media indexing service), Creative ALchemy AL1 Licensing Service (I set to Manual), Cyberlink RichVideo Service (RichVideo - I don't need enhanced video editing support), Bluetooth Support Service, Tablet PC Input Service, Smart Card, Smart Card Removal Policy, TPM Base Services (I set to AutomaticDelayed), etc.
Startup programs: CTHelper and CTxHlp (Creative help programs and API extensions), NMIndexStoreSvr (more Nero indexing), NBKeyScan (used by NeroBackItUp), Steam (used by HalfLife games), RemoteControl, LanguageShortcut and BDRegion (used by Cyberlink DVD software), Adobe Reader Speed Launcher, ehTray (used by MediaCenter tray application), other update software like QuickTime Task, SunJavaUpdateSched, TkBellExe (for RealPlayer), NvCplDaemon (not needed, I don't overclock the graphic card), NvMediaCenter (not needed to run in tray, display settings can be changed in control panel), etc.
This is where the biggest improvement came from. After this step, the boot took only 2:10 minutes (30 seconds till the logon screen, 30 more seconds until the desktop appeared, 2:10 until idle)
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3) Finally, run again the performance tool to force existing internal operating system optimization mechanisms to update their state based on the current configuration of the system.
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To do this, I run the 'xbootmgr.exe -trace boot -prepSystem'. For me it rebooted the computer twice. On the first reboot, it decreased the boot time to 1:55 minutes (30 sec until login, 45 until desktop was shown, 1:55 until idle). It then took about 15 minutes to optimize the boot performance, and rebooted again. This time, the whole boot process took 1:08 !!! (26 seconds till login, 1:08 until idle).
In the end, don't forget to disable the automatic logon. From an elevated command prompt, run the tool like 'autologon /delete'
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In conclusion, out of 21 applications I was running on startup, I kept only 6 of them I needed; I also removed 10 unneeded services; defragmented the harddrive and optimized the booting time. With all these changes, I was able to reduce the Vista boot time on my computer from more than 4 minutes to only 1 minute and 10 seconds (with the desktop usable in less than 45 seconds)!