defragmentation in vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by SuprTnkr, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. SuprTnkr

    SuprTnkr Guest

    I defraged my computer but when i go to it tells me that my
    C drive is 13% fragmented. No matter how many times i do it, the best i can
    get is 11%. Any ideas?
    SuprTnkr, Aug 13, 2007
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  2. Carey Frisch [MVP], Aug 13, 2007
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  3. Don't waste any more time going to a web site that is clearly giving
    you false readings.


    Bruce Chambers

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    Bruce Chambers, Aug 13, 2007
  4. Every defrag program has its own way of defining fragmentation. Therefore
    you are guaranteed to always have different results from different apps.
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Aug 14, 2007
  5. SuprTnkr

    SuprTnkr Guest

    i used the program and it is telling me that i have 0% file fragmentation but
    15% data fragmentation. and that is also showing in disk MD
    SuprTnkr, Aug 14, 2007
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    Marc Darragh Guest

    Try Diskeeper from

    It's not that expensive and Microsoft included a stripped down version when
    it released windows XP. I've been using it for years now and can say that
    it's an excellent program.
    Marc Darragh, Aug 14, 2007
  7. SuprTnkr

    Benjamin Guest

    Probably, system restore points, paging file and the $MFT are
    fragmented. If Iam not wrong, the windows defragger does not defrag
    those routinely. Try out a third party defragger to defragment the disk
    properly. Everyone here seems to have their own choice of favourite
    defragger, and based on my experience, I'd recommend Diskeeper Pro. Free
    evaluation downloads are available from the site at 'Diskeeper -
    Maximizing computer performance and reliability automatically utilizing
    defrag' (
    Benjamin, Aug 15, 2007
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    Huib Guest

    Hi everybody,
    From nature i am against using third party SW.
    The question is here more...if Vista tells that there is no need for
    defragmentation is this true?

    I agree that there is no logic within it:
    -no view about the progress as in previous versions
    -after performing the defragmentation (very long time, even if there are no
    other activities) and starting it immediately again theere is the same

    It is my believe that this should be clarified first by the experts and once
    that is know i will may be use third parts SW.

    Huib, Aug 16, 2007
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    Zookeeper Guest

    System Mechanic Pro 7 has places to defrag boot setup, memory, all sorts of
    things, upon startup or manually. I couldn't get thru a day without using it,
    when I see how easily I get low memory messages, registry errors, junk files
    needing deletion. I'm sure other programs might be almost as good - and as
    easy to use - but the full feature anti virus/system care programs are
    invalueable. NOT Norton or Mcafee, though (for me, at least.) And my
    computers last for years until I give them away, still working, and with the
    suggestion to get their own management software to KEEP them running
    well.Only my last desk one was a pooper at the end - motherboard going,though.
    Zookeeper, Aug 21, 2007
  10. SuprTnkr

    Marc Darragh Guest


    You should try and invest in Diskeeper. It's much more powerfull than the
    windows version, and does a better job at it.

    When MS lunched XP, the version of defrag that came shipped with XP was a
    stripped down version of Diskeeper. I read this in t he book " Windows XP
    Inside Out. By MS press".

    Do yourself a favour and purchase Diskeeper pro.

    Marc Darragh
    Marc Darragh, Aug 23, 2007
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    anandk Guest

    defragging in safe mode will make a difference ! freeware ausologics defrag
    is cool and fast.
    anandk, Sep 9, 2007
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