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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BIGALX58, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    In the past, I didn't have to defrag for about a month or two, now, I have to defrag every second day. I usually run the 'analyze' feature first before I defrag, if it says so. Is defragging every 2 days too often? Why is that happening and could it be corrected if it is exessive? I'm using Win XP. Thanks.
     
  2. schang626

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    what do you mean by you HAVE TO defrag every second day?
    u can defrag once a week or even once a month depend on how much you torture your hard drive...
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Running Disk Defragmenter once or twice a month is plenty - even if you do a lot of installing and uninstalling and working with files. And there's no need to analyze the hard drive first.

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  4. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    So, even though it's suggested that I should defrag, I should avoid doing it and limit it to once or twice a month?
     
  5. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    How many gigs are used in that 40 gig HDD ???
    And in a couple of days .. I'd like to see a screen shot of the analyze screen before a Defrag
     

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  6. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    I have used 22.4 gigs, with 14.8 gigs free. I'm sorry but I don't know how to show you the 'analyze' screen.
     
  7. helpful

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    Are you using ntfs compression?
     
  8. BIGALX58

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    Yes, I'm using NTFS. I just checked the defrag and it says that I should defrag again.
     
  9. flavallee

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    Let's see what's installed and auto-loading in that computer and if any obvious infection is present.

    Go here and click the green icon to download and save HijackThis 2.0.2.

    Close all open windows first, then install it in its default location: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.

    After it's installed, start it and then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in 30 seconds or less, the log will appear.

    Save the log, then return here and copy-and-paste the entire log here.

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  10. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
    Scan saved at 12:55:34 PM, on 4/24/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO livePCsupport\CLPSLS.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\SoftSwift\Enhanced Windows Backup\EWBackup.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\StartupMonitor.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
    C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ca.my.msn.com/?lang=en-ca
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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Run StartupMonitor] StartupMonitor.exe
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    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.savewealth.com
    O16 - DPF: {05317530-B882-449D-9421-18D94FA3ED34} (OSInfo Control) - http://www.sis.com/ocis/OSInfo.cab
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    O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
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  11. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    You appear to have several unnecessary and useless programs in that computer.

    Start HijackThis, but don't run a scan.

    Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

    Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

    Click on the "Save List" button.

    Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere. It'll then open in Notepad.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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  12. raybro

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    Hi BIGALX58... Here is how to capture a screen shot and post it on TSG.

    To capture a screen shot.

    Depending on what you want to capture, one of two options are available.

    To capture the entire desktop, just press the "Print Screen" key located on the right hand side of the keyboard in the uppermost row of keys (to the right of the F12 key).

    To capture the active (open) window only. Hold down the "Alt" key, then press the "Print Screen" key.

    Following either one of the above actions, open Paint (Start/Programs/Accessories/Paint). Paste (Ctrl+V or Edit/Paste) the captured screen shot into Paint.

    Under "File", select "Save As".

    Browse to find where you wish to store the image.

    In the "Save as Type" (at the bottom of the window), select .JPEG from the drop down menu.

    Type in a file name and click "Save".

    To attach the screen shot to a post on TSG.

    Click the "Reply" button on this thread. At the top of the reply window are two rows of symbols. In the top row next to the smilie face is a "Paper Clip" symbol. Click that symbol.

    A new window (Manage Attachments) will open. Click the "Browse" button and navigate to the saved screen shot and click it. Now in the Manage Attachments window click the "Upload" button. Repeat the process for any additional screen shots. When done, click "Close Window" in the upper right corner.

    When you Click "Submit Reply" on the forum, a thumbnail of the image(s) will appear at the bottom of the post. If you click the thumbnail a full page size of the image will open.

    Raybro
     
  13. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    This is the latest defrag screen.,, It suggested that I defrag...a day after the last defrag...
     

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  14. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I find that hard to believe ???
    How about defragging now .. And attach another Screen Shot .. I'd like to see a before n after.

    Are you using XP's defragger ????
     
  15. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    Raybro...thanks for your tip on how to do the thumbnails...
     
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