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04-30-2009 09:53 AM
My laptop has been running a bit slow as of late so I decided to defrag. Unfortunately I haven't had the weekly defrag set up so it has been awhile since it had been last defraged. Well the issue is I set it last night at 6Pm and let it run all night. This morning at 7Am when i woke up it was still running. I had to shut the computer down Because I had to go to work. Where I happen to be now. It's a dv-7, not near it so I cant give you the specific model. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I would like to be able to complete a full defrag.
Also I'm looking for good programs (preferably free) to run diagnostics, check temperatures on the components, and maybe a third party defrag if that would be better.
Thank you for your time.
04-30-2009 03:13 PM
Sounds like you have to much running when you are defraging your system. Why not do an msconfig and on the general tab select diagnostics startup and then run defrag?
You could also add memory to your system, which would help.
04-30-2009 05:32 PM
Defrag has known problems with the Recovery partition and it will hang if you have it set to include it.(Actually you really shouldn't defrag Recovery partition).The best defrag utility I have found is IObit's Smart Defrag:
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05-01-2009 01:57 AM
Its a good idea to run a diskcleanup and chkdsk before you defrag. Also, you need atleast 15% free space if you are running the built in program for a decent defrag. And Vista doesnt have a GUI to show you the defrag status. Among third party programs, I recommend Diskeeper09. Once set in automatic mode, it will do the job even as you use the PC without conflicting with any other tasks. Check out the trial version. Its reliable and easy to use if you dont want to defrag manually. For temp. monitoring, I use Coretemp. You can google for it.