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  1. Thread: Defrag nightmare

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    When PerfectDisk is installed, the installer...

    When PerfectDisk is installed, the installer options offer 3 different ways for PerfectDisk to handle "Windows Optimization". One of the methods is to continue allowing Windows to perform its own...
  2. Thread: Defrag nightmare

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    Some things to note: There are many pieces of...

    Some things to note:

    There are many pieces of Metadata that are not carried in the MFT.

    The complete list is as follows: http://ntfs.com/ntfs-system-files.htm

    Of the total list, there are...
  3. Thread: Defrag nightmare

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    I haven't seen PerfectDisk trigger a BSOD at boot...

    I haven't seen PerfectDisk trigger a BSOD at boot defrag. I have seen PerfectDisk trigger a BSOD at shutdown - which was not data-destructive. The only other thing I have seen regarding PerfectDisk...
  4. Thread: Defrag nightmare

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    Hi. I've been away. To answer your questions: ...

    Hi. I've been away. To answer your questions:


    1. Yes, PerfectDisk has a 30-day free trial version. I used this myself to validate the product when I first started using PerfectDisk.


    2....
  5. Yup. That works too. I just didn't want to add...

    Yup. That works too. I just didn't want to add YAE (Yet Another Element) into the discussion. :)
  6. A couple of ideas: Run the procedure as...

    A couple of ideas:

    Run the procedure as detailed with the following modifications:

    1. Use the Java Uninstall Tool with just the current version of Java up and running. Clean up as much as...
  7. Thread: Defrag nightmare

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    First question - are the two events related? ...

    First question - are the two events related? From what you've told us, I don't think so. There is no way a Hard Disk can survive for 2 weeks working properly - and then suddenly "go away" - from an...
  8. Older versions of Java did not properly uninstall...

    Older versions of Java did not properly uninstall themselves from Windows. You will probably find a bunch of older versions in Add/Remove Programs on the affected machine. Use Add/Remove Programs...
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    My response to this goes in a different direction...

    My response to this goes in a different direction - towards reliability, maintainability and efficient recovery from inevitable drive failure.

    Things to note:

    1. All Hard Disks fail eventually....
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    Interesting Article. While I agree with its...

    Interesting Article. While I agree with its tenets, what is missing (as is the case with the vast majority of technical pundits) is the human aspect of the situation.


    His ranting about...
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