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HI! Have a new Lenovo s10-3 Netbook with 2 gigs of ram, 160gig HD running 7 Home edition. I run PC Pistop and get good results on everything but defrag. It says my C:drive is 47% fragmented...which is crazy because I had just previously used Microsoft Defrag....! After I got this score I ran the MDefrag "Twice" and still got a Pitstop score of 43% fragmented...What's going on?? Thanks, Bill

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The fragmentation is most likely in the Windows Restore Points or the page file, which most defraggers, including MS, do not report.

 

You can try running Windows Disk cleanup from Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup, and then click the 'More Options' tab to delete all but the most recent restore point, if you do not need them.

 

You can either run Windows Disk Cleanup and delete all but the last restore point, or, if necessary, turn off System Restore, reboot and defrag, then turn System Restore back on (and be sure to manually create a new restore point) and you should see improvement.

 

 

 

If the issue is not resolved, please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/

 

If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

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:wp:

 

The fragmentation is most likely in the Windows Restore Points or the page file, which most defraggers, including MS, do not report.

 

You can try running Windows Disk cleanup from Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup, and then click the 'More Options' tab to delete all but the most recent restore point, if you do not need them.

 

You can either run Windows Disk Cleanup and delete all but the last restore point, or, if necessary, turn off System Restore, reboot and defrag, then turn System Restore back on (and be sure to manually create a new restore point) and you should see improvement.

If the issue is not resolved, please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/

 

If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

 

***Thanks Intel Guy! So..fragmentation in either the Windows Restore Points or Page File aside, when I run the Windows Defrag, it "is" doing its job and I can be assured that my PC's file are defragmented.....until they start to fragment all over again. In other words...Don't worry about it!! Correct? Thanks, Bill
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If your anal like me you could delete the pagefile, reboot and then reset it to atleast twice the size of the ram in your system. When resetting windows will create a pagefile all in one piece so to speak. You could also research and decide if System Restore is even worth having on your system. In the 10 years ive been using Windows OS's ive never had System Restore actaully restore anything during a crisis situation. Might be worth deleting that and saving the space and CPU processing cycles.

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