Disk Defrag

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by leetudave, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. leetudave

    leetudave Guest

    Is there a way to access defrag.exe in Vista RC1? I'm an advanced user and
    would prefer to use the full graphical defragment utility, not the limited
    one that pops up when you click on drive properties, then defragment. It
    appears they have made it simpler, but it also doesn't display nearly as much
    information.

    As I understand there are two ways to access defrag.exe, through the command
    prompt and from the System32 folder. I figured out how to access it through
    the command prompt (using an administrator command prompt) but that only
    gives me a text version. When I click the file in System32 it tries to do
    something (command prompt window displays for a few milliseconds) but then
    nothing happens (this is the same as "run" "defrag.exe"). Thanks for the
    help.
     
    leetudave, Sep 20, 2006
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  2. leetudave

    Catweazle Guest

    Unfortunately the graphical version is gone and only the dumbed down version
    remains which tells you absolutely nothing and won't even let you select an
    individual drive. The command line version gives you a bit more control, but
    it doesn't tell you a thing either. Personally I'm going to replace it as
    soon as a compatible version of PerfectDisk is released.
     
    Catweazle, Sep 20, 2006
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  3. PerfectDisk 8.0 Build 31 (beta) works with VISTA now - can dowload from
    their website.
     
    Rusth H \(1136045\), Sep 20, 2006
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  4. leetudave

    mikeyhsd Guest

    find that Auslogic Disk Defrag does a much beter job and also works on 32 & 64 bit OS.







    Is there a way to access defrag.exe in Vista RC1? I'm an advanced user and
    would prefer to use the full graphical defragment utility, not the limited
    one that pops up when you click on drive properties, then defragment. It
    appears they have made it simpler, but it also doesn't display nearly as much
    information.

    As I understand there are two ways to access defrag.exe, through the command
    prompt and from the System32 folder. I figured out how to access it through
    the command prompt (using an administrator command prompt) but that only
    gives me a text version. When I click the file in System32 it tries to do
    something (command prompt window displays for a few milliseconds) but then
    nothing happens (this is the same as "run" "defrag.exe"). Thanks for the
    help.
     
    mikeyhsd, Sep 20, 2006
    #4
  5. leetudave

    Leadfoot Guest

    Not with 64-bit only 32-bit vista. Software refused to install citing 32
    bit compatibility
     
    Leadfoot, Sep 22, 2006
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  6. leetudave

    ScottyDog55 Guest

    Tried to install O&O, "incompatible with OS" error so I tried perfectDisk
    beta for RC1. Worked real well Sent disk performance rating from 2.8 to
    5.2. Now all i need is a new video card, memory, DVD writer etc...
     
    ScottyDog55, Sep 23, 2006
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  7. leetudave

    Steven Wabik Guest

    can i have the link to download the software please?
     
    Steven Wabik, Sep 23, 2006
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  8. leetudave

    clarke Guest

    http://www.raxco.com/





     
    clarke, Sep 24, 2006
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  9. leetudave

    Conor Guest

    I use Diskeeper 9. I did an upgrade from Windows XP to Build 5728. The
    advisor mentioned no compatibility issues with Diskeeper so I left it
    installed.

    After installing Vista I fired up Diskeeper. Got a MMC error message
    and some choices which were close the app or ignore the error. I
    ignored the error and it ran.

    As I'm well backed up I had nothing to lose so ran a defrag with
    Diskeeper. It worked OK and so far I've had no problems.


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    Conor, Sep 25, 2006
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  10. leetudave

    SBC Guest

    Every time I run Auslogic Disk Defrag, the system goes into a sluggish mode. Once I reboot the system is back up to its normal speed....


    find that Auslogic Disk Defrag does a much beter job and also works on 32 & 64 bit OS.







    Is there a way to access defrag.exe in Vista RC1? I'm an advanced user and
    would prefer to use the full graphical defragment utility, not the limited
    one that pops up when you click on drive properties, then defragment. It
    appears they have made it simpler, but it also doesn't display nearly as much
    information.

    As I understand there are two ways to access defrag.exe, through the command
    prompt and from the System32 folder. I figured out how to access it through
    the command prompt (using an administrator command prompt) but that only
    gives me a text version. When I click the file in System32 it tries to do
    something (command prompt window displays for a few milliseconds) but then
    nothing happens (this is the same as "run" "defrag.exe"). Thanks for the
    help.
     
    SBC, Sep 25, 2006
    #10
  11. leetudave

    Telstar Guest

    Auslogic does NOT defragment big files (above 512mb i think), which is
    very lacking on drives where i work on video.
     
    Telstar, Sep 27, 2006
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  12. leetudave

    Randy H Guest

    PerfectDisk 8.0 Build 31 (beta) ROCKS!!! my notebook is so much faster now.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
    Randy H, Sep 29, 2006
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  13. leetudave

    Telstar Guest

    Did you run the boot-time defrag too? If so and it was successful can
    you please tell me if you are running any antivirus?
     
    Telstar, Sep 30, 2006
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  14. leetudave

    Randy H Guest

    Yes I did the boot-time defrag too, it took only a minute or so to run.

    and...I hate to admit, but I am not running any AV software, HAHA
     
    Randy H, Oct 2, 2006
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  15. Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Oct 2, 2006
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