[SOLVED] Strange defrag on slow machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by QuantumBug, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #1 QuantumBug, Jan 17, 2016
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  2. John Sutherland

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    @ The Dev - I've seen something similar to this on a Windows 7 machine. The user had set the amount of disk space allocated to system restore at 25% and then let a very large number of system restore points accumulate over a period of about 2 years. The Windows Disk Defragmenter couldn't make any progress at all with the mess until I deleted them.
     
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  3. Joe C

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  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Hi guys, thanks for the help.

    @John Sutherland - That worked, they were unmovable files. Deleted restores/shadow copies plus temporarily turned system restore off, disabled hibernation and temporarily disabled pagefile.sys. Analyzed the disk after and 90% of the unmovable files disappeared.

    @Joe C - No rootkits - checked with TDSSKiller and MBAR :)
     
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