Originally Posted by zigzag3143
Don't know last time disk (external USB) was defragged; however, I have never seen any errors referring to the disk when I've looked at the Event Viewer Performance diagnostics to try to figure out what the GenieSoft problem is.
Started PerfectDisk, set it to analyze external disk, which reported 8.9% fragmented; it's being "unfragmented" as I write this. 7.2 GB used/601GB unused. Again, I don't believe that the problem lies there--however, anything is possible (except, perhaps, figuring out and fixing the malady, alas...)>
I don't defrag the registry; as far as I know, there's no reason, especially with Vista, to ever touch the registry.
Just before reading your reply, I checked the latest GenieSoft backup, which ran when the compute was awake. The Task Scheduler shows that the task ran correctly, and the Event Viewer shows no entries whatsoever.
As far as I can decipher the many, many Event Viewer entries over the past few weeks, the problem always seems to be related to the amount of time it takes the computer to wake up. The error messages cover a wide range of entries; that is, one day they'll refer to programs a/b, and drivers
c/d, etc., and on a different day, a completely different set of supposed problems.
Yet, even then, those errors all seem to take place with in a single second, the delays being listed as x ms, and they all take place just before 0200, which is when GenieSoft was set to run.
This syndrome is far beyond my understanding: I can read the Event Viewer, but that does not mean that I can, using the information it provides, do anything to restore the computer to its previous year or more of successful wakeup/backup/go back to sleep task starting at 0200.