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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Thank you, you have helped make another positive decision. I will now sit down and have a coffee and read through everything. You are brilliant............. Thanks ever so much

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Just take your time Andrea. Come back at any time with questions, just to learn, or to have fun. Come back and there will always be someone here willing to help.
    I will not mark this thread as solved, immediately, if you have any questions pertaining to this thread feel free to post. If you do not post here for a few days, I will mark it as solved. You are always welcome to start a new thread.

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Well what can I say other than thank you - after a good days work, and with the help of Ccleaner, chksk, defragment etc my Daughters laptop has been given a new lease of life. It is running at the speed of sound without an error in site.

    If I can hide it in a cupboard for a few months , it might stay that way!!

    I have to say your help and that of other members since i joined the forum at the beginning of the month has been overwhelming. Cheers.........

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    You are very, very welcome. I will gladly mark this as solved.

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    OH NO Rich

    I have accidentally run disc defragment on D: Drive (Recovery and old restore points)


    Tell me please have I done any damage and should I restore?

    Sorry to be a pain

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Worse case scenario, no permanent damage. It will not cause any damage to defrag the D drive. You may not want to do it again, since it is not needed. If something is not broken do not fix it. As far as restore points, if any were corrupted, and I doubt that, just make a new one. If you have any problems you can use the most current, just made, restore point.
    System Restore Point - create

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Thank you so much for your prompt reply, it was a genuine accident and it had already started running when I realised. I didnt just want to try and restore back before the defragment without asking in case this made the situation worse? Would it make it worse, better or no different.

    You are a real gem - thank you

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    There is various opinions, but it is my opinion that if you defrag restore points, some of them may be lost. You may want to use the defrag that many of here use. It lets you know if you need a defrag and it does not affect the restore points. It does not affect mine, anyway.
    Disk Defrag - Fast and Safe Defragmenter for Your Disks
    You can do a SR after a defrag.
    To satisfy yourself, use the defrag that I suggest. Then use a system restore. Now go back to the defragger and analyze. Still does not need to be defragged, correct?
    It is best not to defrag too often (this will be argued, too), use the defragger analyzer to let you know when it is time to defrag.

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    Thank you once again for more informative information.

    I really appreciate all your help, but I will try not to bother you for a while. Everthing seems fine at the moment and everthing is working well....

    Cheers.......

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    Re: Help with vista please - D: Drive query

    No bother, we are all volunteers here, because we truly enjoy helping. Please come back as often as you like.

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