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IOBit Smart Defrag - can it run at boot?
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May 8, 2010
5:35 PM
Karl
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I can’t use PageDefrag now that I’m running Win7 x64 so I tried Paragon Total Defrag.  It got a Bad Parameter error 29 minutes into running the defrag from the recovery CD at boot so that’s out.  

 

I’ve heard that IOBit Smart Defrag can do boot time defrag but I don’t see where that option is .. just the option to start on windows startup.  Can Smart Defrag do a boot time defrag (trying to get the pagefile and registry hives)?  If so, can you clue me as to how?

 

If not, any opinions on the open source UltraDefrag? .. that’s my next try.

 

Thanks for any input,
Karl 

May 8, 2010
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I don’t see an option for this either in Smart Defrag. The only thing I can think of is to try using the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule it to run at boot time. But I don’t know that this would work.

May 8, 2010
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Seems like an odd request to defrag at boot, though. Is there any particular reason why you would want to do that?

May 9, 2010
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@Karl: You can try Puran Defrag.

http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defrag-Free-Edition/3000-2094_4-75115626.html

It is able to defrag at boot.

@Ashraf: I think boot defrag defrags files that are locked while windows is on. System files, Pagefile, Hibernating file…

May 9, 2010
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@Karen:  Thanks for the feedback .. I’m not really familiar with Smart Defrag so I wasn’t sure if I was missing something.

 

@Ashraf:  As noted by Sujay, trying to defrag files that were in use/locked at the time I was running Auslogics Defrag.  The Pagefile and registry hives are always in use when windows is running which is why PageDefrag is so useful.

 

@Sujay:  Thanks, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Puran but I didn’t know it did boot time defrag.

May 9, 2010
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How about MyDefrag? It’s cool since it can work as a screensaver – defragging when your PC is idle.

IObit is a questionable company – Malwarebytes accused them of stealing Malwarebytes’ code, so you may not want to use IObit Smart Defrag.

May 9, 2010
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Dang – why do I always type Defrag as “degrag”?@! Surprised

Someone correct my error! Loading the edit page takes way too long. Frown

May 9, 2010
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MyDefrag is an excellent suggestion for boot-time defragging. It is small and easily installed and uninstalled without affecting anything else. I am not too impressed by their complex algorithms for optimizing file placement, since I have not seen any actual performance improvements from any of them. In particular, I have never seen the slightest difference from defragmenting my page file, hibernation file, and the other files that can only be defragged at boot time. My opinion is that disks are so fast and disk caching is so efficient that not even a lot of fragmentation will have much effect, with the minor exception of disks with very little free space. But low free space disks are very hard to defragment, anyway. Bottom line IMHO: the gain from defragmenting modern systems is much less than the harm from beating up your disk for 8 hours or more.
Another suggestion is to delete the page file, defrag the system, and recreate the page file. The new one should be contiguous or nearly so.
May 9, 2010
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And I think you tried this with Paragon’s tool, but if you can put a defrag program on a WinPE boot disk, then you should be able to defrag at/before boot time with that.

May 9, 2010
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Another boot-time defrag suggestion is UltraDefrag, available at sourceforge.net. It seems to work well with all versions of Windows from XP onward, and it is simple to use.
I still think it’s largely a waste of time and disk wear.
May 9, 2010
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Adrian said:

Dang – why do I always type Defrag as “degrag”?@! Surprised

Someone correct my error! Loading the edit page takes way too long. Frown


 

Hey Adrian! That’s funny……..I don’t see where you put “degrag” anywhere.

Maybe your only error…………….was in thinking you made one!!!!!!!!!!Wink

……..wish I was so lucky………..

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May 9, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Adrian said:

Dang – why do I always type Defrag as “degrag”?@! Surprised

Someone correct my error! Loading the edit page takes way too long. Frown


 

Hey Adrian! That’s funny……..I don’t see where you put “degrag” anywhere.

Maybe your only error…………….was in thinking you made one!!!!!!!!!!Wink

……..wish I was so lucky………..


 

Your only error was to not see the “Edited by Locutus”. Wink

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May 9, 2010
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yourpalal
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Locutus said: ………Your only error was to not see the “Edited by Locutus”. Wink


 

Touché

Wink

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May 9, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Locutus said: ………Your only error was to not see the “Edited by Locutus”. Wink


 

Touché

Wink


 

Wink
Nuff said.

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