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  • Question

  • Can I shut-off the defragmenting feature of tune-up. I have a RAID drive that I don't want to defrag.

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:10 PM

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  • Defrag cannot be disabled in One Care.

     

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:39 PM
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  • Defrag cannot be disabled in One Care.

     

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:39 PM
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  • OnCare tells me my drive C: is fragemented and it will do it at a later time.  I keep running the tune up and it still gives me the same message.  I defrag using what comes with Vista Ultimate 64, and it appears that the system defragged with no problems, but OncCare still won't defrag my system.

     

    How do I check to see if drive C: is fragmented?  Thanks for the help. 

    Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:42 PM
  • Ignore the message from OneCare in the Tune-up Report.

     

    What OneCare does is run a timed defrag of the drive using the same defragmenter that is already built into Windows, but it does not analyze the drive first. It runs until time is up and moves on. You are still benefiting from the Defrag process. Even when the Defrag is complete, the file system is already fragmenting again. So, the warning is really informational and can be safely ignored as there is *nothing* you can do to have OneCare complete the Defrag except perhaps to run Tune-up repeatedly all day long and never write new files to disk.

    -steve

     

    Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:20 PM
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