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Edited by Arney X, 06 January 2012 - 02:19 AM.
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For now, I wouldn't bother testing that theory: Simply turn indexing off until we are finished working on the system. I would also suggest disabling the "sleep" option also until we are finished at least ... if not permanently altogether ... along with hibernation!
I have an idea about the drive running slowly suddenly. After the partial defrag, the system has to re-index all over again. Indexing always slows down the system immensely. I may put it to sleep after the final defrag, just to test that theory.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:58 AM
After you suspending and resume your computer several times, hard disk performance may be reduced. If you use Device Manager to view the properties of the IDE channel to which the drive is connected, the Advanced Settings tab may show that the current transfer mode for the drive is "PIO Mode."
After the Windows IDE/ATAPI Port driver (Atapi.sys) receives a cumulative total of six time-out or cyclical redundancy check (CRC) errors, the driver reduces the communications speed (the transfer mode) from the highest Direct Memory Access (DMA) mode to lower DMA modes in steps. If the driver continues to receive time-out or CRC errors, the driver eventually reduces the transfer mode to the slowest mode (PIO mode).
Edited by AustrAlien, 06 January 2012 - 05:11 AM.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:04 AM
What program are you using to defrag the drive? Windows XP default defrag tool ... or some other?
I tried defragmenting the drive before tonight, but it was so seriously fragmented that I cancelled it after a few hours. Would you want me to finish the defrag ...
I don't believe so and am looking for the reason.
I also noticed that this "old" drive started running a lot slower again after the test. Coincidence?
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