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#1 bhstr99

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

Hey, I have a C: Drive which is 113GB, and currently has 11gb free, It hasnt been disk error checked since i got it which was about 1 year and a half ago.

I'm going to run the scan but does anybody have any idea how long approx will it take?

Like would i be good if i ran it overnight?

Thanks for your time!

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:48 PM

I would try to remove some programs to free up more space.

What is the issue that you are trying to fix?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:58 PM

I would try to remove some programs to free up more space.

What is the issue that you are trying to fix?



Erm, I'm not completely sure, sometimes Vista just goes all crashy and not responsive during the near start of the PC, and sometimes randomly It crashes and mainly with google chrome and i just gets very annoying

Sometiems i click start and it freezes for 2secs, and sometimes it's all just weird :huh:

Happens rarely but its annoying also i think this may speed-up my system performance?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

Free up some space and defrag your computer.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:28 PM

Free up some space and defrag your computer.



So you would not recommend me doing this for my C: Drive?

If i use Smart Defrag and do "Deep Optimize" Should that help my performance and reduce them random short lags?

Ty for your time, you're extremely helpful! :D

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

What is Deep Optimize?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:55 PM

What is Deep Optimize?



I think it's the same as Defrag uhm I'll give you the options and definitions it says:


Defrag Only: Defragments only fragmented files without file placement optimization.

Fast Optimize: Defrgments and fast organizes drive data to eliminate blank space for opitmal disk performance.

Deep Optimize: Defragments and intelligently organizes drive data for maximum program performance and long-lasting data contiguity. Please note that this process may need a long time.

:huh: So should i still go with Deep Optimize?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

What program are you using? I do not see those options on the Windows Defragmenter.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:19 PM

What program are you using? I do not see those options on the Windows Defragmenter.


Oh i said before on the top, It's called "Smart Defrag" People recommend it over the default Windows Vista defragmenter.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

Ive never heard of it, but here at BC they recommend Defraggler

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:51 PM

Ive never heard of it, but here at BC they recommend Defraggler



Ohh. So overnight I'll do a deep optimization of Smart Defrag then I'll run Defraggle when i go to school :D!

During defragging shall i DC my internet and disable anti viruses as my norton 360 does background scans when idle?

Also i do not need to do disk check right?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

Yes disable your AV and disconnect from the net.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

Yes disable your AV and disconnect from the net.


Ok I'll give this a shot and tell you how it goes :huh:

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

If that does not work, try running chkdsk and see if it reports anything.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:46 AM

If that does not work, try running chkdsk and see if it reports anything.



DO i just type chkdsk in command promp and then it will ONLY scan for errors but NOT fix right?




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