disk defragmenter

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Steven Wabik, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Steven Wabik

    Steven Wabik Guest

    whats the deal with the disk defragmenter?
    i can tell how much of the disk it has defragmented and stuff.
    what the heck did microsoft do to it?
    the way they made it now, you can't even tell which drive its working on
    unless you open up the drive properties and tell it to work on that
    particular disk.
    i'm running a dualboot of xp and vista.
    know which drive is working on and stuff would be nice.
     
    Steven Wabik, Jul 6, 2006
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    wgd Guest

    I agree. MS has made the defragmenter in Vista a "black box". Use the
    free Diskeeper beta for Vista instead. Works better and provides a large
    amount of useful information including a graphical display as it
    defragments.

    www.diskeeper.com
     
    wgd, Jul 7, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    www.diskeeper.com leads to a free trial version, not to a beta for
    Vista - ?

    rOy
     
    Roy Coorne, Jul 7, 2006
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    peter Guest

    peter, Jul 7, 2006
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  5. Steven Wabik

    Steven Wabik Guest

    then what version would be good for the 32bit version (x86)
     
    Steven Wabik, Jul 8, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    Roy Coorne, Jul 8, 2006
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    dagwoood Guest

    dagwoood, Jul 8, 2006
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    Steven Wabik, Jul 9, 2006
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    KevinO Guest

    Does anyone know if Microsoft was in with Executive Software ( Diskkeeper)
    on this version like they were on the XP version?

    I agree that they need to show the diagram etc to show us the status and
    fragmentation.
     
    KevinO, Jul 10, 2006
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  11. Steven Wabik

    Steven Wabik Guest

    i have no idea if they are or not. sorry
     
    Steven Wabik, Jul 10, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    I hope someone at MS will read this. The disk defragmenter in Vista is
    useless. You can't tell whether it is actually doing anything (no active
    graphs) and it reports back that highly fragemented disks do not need to be
    defragged. After two weeks of using the beta, this is the most serious
    problem I have found. Fortunately, I am using a dual boot with XP and have
    both System Mechanic and Norton System Works on the XP system.
     
    Brian, Jul 13, 2006
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    Steven Wabik Guest

    Steven Wabik, Jul 13, 2006
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    Telstar Guest

    It doesnt work on RC1 (as they clearly say its only for older builds).

    I tried installing it anyway, but installation stops because I "dont
    have rights" to install the diskeeper service...

    Any workaround for this or we have to wait for a newer build from
    Diskeeper Corp?

    I really really hate vista defrag.

    T*
     
    Telstar, Sep 9, 2006
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    Max Guest

    No known workaround for Diskeeper (until they release a newer version for
    RC1+).

    O&O Defrag (Pro Version 8) works in RC1.
     
    Max, Sep 9, 2006
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    Telstar Guest

    Which build?
    I tried the last one and got the dreaded message "this software does
    not support this version of windows"...

    bah.
     
    Telstar, Sep 10, 2006
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    Max Guest

    Version 8, not the 8.5 available on the O&O website.
    Interesting that the older version works, and the newer one does not.
     
    Max, Sep 10, 2006
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  18. I tried both 8 and 8.5 with no luck on Vista 32. My error message was *the
    application does not support this processor*. Interestingly, I'm using O&O
    on the XPx64 side with great results.
     
    Mark W Scheidell, Sep 10, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Hi,
    Even though there's no cute gui;
    Admin command prompt defrag works just fine now- it's free;and does just as
    good;or better than O&O.
    Trust me on this;tried out O&O; and Diskkeeper;both defrag with less
    success then yur basic command prompt.
    Yea; there's not cute pics;or colors;but checking using a command prompt
    defrag analyze showed very acceptable results;as did analysis after
    defrag;looking at the drive with O&O;after the command line defrag.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Sep 10, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Ok,
    Just an FYI,
    Command prompt defrag works fine now-its free and does just as good or
    better than O&O.
    Yea; no cute GUI; but works great now.
    Jeff
    P.S. this thread is posted in multiple rooms, responded to this in the other
    room.
     
    Jeff, Sep 10, 2006
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