> Hi -
> I'm running Diskeeper 2007 Home on my Windows Vista Home Premium
> No matter how much I defraq the C drive, I can't get to a completely
> clear sheet. At best, I'm left with four fragmented files, which are:
> Fragments File size Most fragmented files
> 47 25 MB \$Extend\
> $UsnJrnl [Excess Allocation]
> 12 38 GB \System Volume Information\
> 2 2,816 MB \System Volume Information\
> 1 2,709 MB \System Volume Information\
> I've done Boot-time defrags of the Paging File and MFT, but these have
> no effect in the fragmentation situation on the C drive.
> I've no idea even what or where these fragmented files are!
They have todo with vss (volume shadow copy/system restore)
which by default iirc can set aside 15% of total hdd space
for their usage. Some of this will be addressed in SP1
since trying to defragment that area most often leads to
the OS 'protecting' that content by replacing moved files.
It's sort of tough for the OS to know when some outside
(not internal MS) program moves a file that it's not
messing with the OS or file integrity, SP1 should include
some adjustment to make that areas protection less
aggressive. Look in meantime into 'stealth defrag'.
If you disable system restore then likely those areas
will defrag...but you will lose all the restore points.
Best to see if diskeeper has a stealth mode and wait SP1.
> Any advice as to how I can deal with these will be greatly
See above, not much you can do right now except disable
system restore or shrink the reserved space via cmd line.
'Seek and ye shall find'