Auslogics defrag in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by David, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. David

    David Guest

    anyone have any horror stories about this program? I've run it a couple
    times and I'm not sure it's trustworthy. First issue I notice is that
    it seems to defrag about 1/2 the drive and then says it's complete.
    secondly, chkdsk found some errors on the drive (which it fixed when i
    ran the /f parameter). When i ran auslogics defrag on an XP machine, it
    went all the way thru the drive. On Vista it jumps from about 50% done,
    to finished, in the blink of an eye. there is a huge chunk of free
    space between the files that show on the map in auslogics. certainly
    not leaving the files in contiguous order.

    dave
     
    David, Aug 22, 2007
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  2. David

    Spirit Guest

    I have been running it couple of times a week for several months and
    no problems. I do check for updates every so often. The files are
    same here.... and Windows Defrag leaves them in same order.
     
    Spirit, Aug 22, 2007
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  3. David

    brink Guest

    Hi Dave

    I used it about a month after Vista was released and have not had an
    problems with it. That free space is the "Page File".

    Shaw

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    brink, Aug 22, 2007
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  4. I run Diskeeper 2007 and have no experience of the defrag utility that you
    have installed.

    The defrag utility found in Win 9x used to show little blue squares being
    shuffled around and all placed in a contiguous block.

    It actually isn't important that an NT based OS is defragged like that, and
    as a result, some gaps will be left behind. Some files will be left too as
    not all files defrag so well. If it bothers you, see if there are options to
    do a boot time defrag and some way of pushing everything together.


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    Mike Hall - MVP, Aug 22, 2007
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  5. David

    Yukon Jack Guest

    I have been running it couple of times a week for several months and
    no problems. I do check for updates every so often. The files are
    same here.... and Windows Defrag leaves them in same order.


    Why do you defrag a couple of times a week? I think people get too anal
    about what gains defragging actually does for you. It is not necessary to
    defrag all the time. It is not necessary to use 3rd party defraggers either.
    They gain you nothing.
     
    Yukon Jack, Aug 23, 2007
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  6. David

    brink Guest

    Hi Yukon Jack,

    If a person does a lot of installing, uninstalling, and file changes o
    the hard drive, then it may be necessary for them to defrag more often.
    It really just depends on the individual user. It will not hur
    anything to defrag more often. If you do not defrag often enough, the
    you can see a performance drop and increased activity from your har
    drive.

    Using a 3rd party defragger is not necessary, but they do run bette
    and faster that Vista's Disk Defragmenter in most cases.

    This is just my opinion of course. To each their own.

    Shaw

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    brink, Aug 23, 2007
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  7. David

    Spirit Guest

    Well I work on a lot of databases and other programs which cause
    cause a lot of installing and uninstalling and my drives get fragmented
    very quickly. The 3rd part defragger just does it a little faster and
    I get a report of how fragmented the drives were which happens
    to be important to me.

    Actually your message belies your ability to constructively comment
    on this issue. Therefore I suggest you do a little studying and more
    contemplating before you attempt to make a "one fits all" type
    statement such as your last one.
     
    Spirit, Aug 23, 2007
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