inordinate defrag time...


R

RJK

2nd PC - Asrock AliveNF6G|dual core x6000|2x512PC2-5300
XP Home boot hd SATA 80gb ...C:\
....and a IDE 80gb on IDE0 for storage, and Ghost backups. ...D:\

1536mb pagefile was on the default size and located boot drive C:\
An hour ago I set 128mb fixed swapfile on C:\
and a 1404mb fixed swapfile on D:\

....and set Perfectdisk to offline defrag meta and paging file/s, on those
two drives on reboot - and rebooted.

It whistled through C:\ in no time at all, and has gone into slow motion for
the offline defrag of drive D:\ cuurently at 34%
and looks like it's going to take the all the rest of the afternoon.

D:\ was not heavily fragmented and has over 50gb empty space - there are two
or three Ghost backup folders on there, each about 4gb in size and each is a
"spanned" backup in 1gb chunks.
....any idea as to why it's taking so long to shunt things around on that
drive ? i.e. it never used to take this long !

regards, Richard
 
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R

RJK

oops howd'that happen ?
....discovered that 2nd hd was not as empty as I thought it was !

regards, Richard
 
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T

Twayne

2nd PC - Asrock AliveNF6G|dual core x6000|2x512PC2-5300
XP Home boot hd SATA 80gb ...C:\
...and a IDE 80gb on IDE0 for storage, and Ghost backups. ...D:\

1536mb pagefile was on the default size and located boot drive C:\
An hour ago I set 128mb fixed swapfile on C:\
and a 1404mb fixed swapfile on D:\

...and set Perfectdisk to offline defrag meta and paging file/s, on
those two drives on reboot - and rebooted.

It whistled through C:\ in no time at all, and has gone into slow
motion for the offline defrag of drive D:\ cuurently at 34%
and looks like it's going to take the all the rest of the afternoon.

D:\ was not heavily fragmented and has over 50gb empty space - there
are two or three Ghost backup folders on there, each about 4gb in
size and each is a "spanned" backup in 1gb chunks.
...any idea as to why it's taking so long to shunt things around on
that drive ? i.e. it never used to take this long !

regards, Richard

How the hell many times are you going to repeat yourself?
 

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