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  • I haven't used onecare in a month or two out of frustration for broken features, but is tuneup fixed?

     

    I remember it was not defragging drives correctly?

     

    Should it be defragging a hard drive if the hard drive is busy writing data or with other tasks? Shouldn't the hard drive be idle before performing any defrag jobs?

    Monday, October 22, 2007 7:17 AM

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  • Defrag was never broken, it was the reporting in Tune-up that was poor. What OneCare does with Defrag in Tune-up is to allow it to run for a limited time only. It then moves on to other tune-up functions. The assumption is that regular tune-ups will cause Defrag to complete in the alloted time. In practice this won't generally happen unless you run Tune-up frequently and happen to not have lots of fragmentation from normal use of the PC. So, the report would show that Defrag failed.

    In reality, this is okay as drives are immediately fragmenting even after a complete pass on an idle PC - that's just the way the files system works. Using Defrag helps clean up some of that fragmentation, but it is never actually finished.

    Defrag can run with other tasks, but it won't be as efficient.

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:22 AM
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  • Defrag was never broken, it was the reporting in Tune-up that was poor. What OneCare does with Defrag in Tune-up is to allow it to run for a limited time only. It then moves on to other tune-up functions. The assumption is that regular tune-ups will cause Defrag to complete in the alloted time. In practice this won't generally happen unless you run Tune-up frequently and happen to not have lots of fragmentation from normal use of the PC. So, the report would show that Defrag failed.

    In reality, this is okay as drives are immediately fragmenting even after a complete pass on an idle PC - that's just the way the files system works. Using Defrag helps clean up some of that fragmentation, but it is never actually finished.

    Defrag can run with other tasks, but it won't be as efficient.

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:22 AM
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  •  Stephen Boots wrote:

    Defrag was never broken, it was the reporting in Tune-up that was poor. What OneCare does with Defrag in Tune-up is to allow it to run for a limited time only. It then moves on to other tune-up functions. The assumption is that regular tune-ups will cause Defrag to complete in the alloted time. In practice this won't generally happen unless you run Tune-up frequently and happen to not have lots of fragmentation from normal use of the PC. So, the report would show that Defrag failed.

    In reality, this is okay as drives are immediately fragmenting even after a complete pass on an idle PC - that's just the way the files system works. Using Defrag helps clean up some of that fragmentation, but it is never actually finished.

    Defrag can run with other tasks, but it won't be as efficient.

    -steve

     

     

    I solved some of this Defrag issues by running Windows defrag as well as Tune-up the latest wloc 2.0 builds nail this issue. now all I get is the occassional defrag could not complete and it *C drive is to busy but that goes away and does not always appear.

    Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:32 AM


  • OneCare tune up has been on over 8 hours already today. It has been going on (in progress) for three days now.

    Can anyone advise a solution?

    Thanks,

    Jack
    Thursday, November 8, 2007 5:29 PM
  •  Tenz2 wrote:


    OneCare tune up has been on over 8 hours already today. It has been going on (in progress) for three days now.

    Can anyone advise a solution?

    Thanks,

    Jack

    About the only reasons for this would be unusually large hard drives loaded with compressed files or, more likely, a conflict with other security software. What part of tune-up is it "stuck" on? Tell us about your system - CPU, memory, drive size(s) and space used on drive(s). Any external drives connected?

    Is this the 2.0 beta or 1.6 of OneCare?

    -steve

    Thursday, November 8, 2007 6:13 PM
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