Bug in Perfectdisk 7 build 40 ?



da_test
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Hello all,
just updated to this new version, and on my system the boot-time
defrag doesn't work anymore.
I set the option to defrag folders.
Pagefile or metadata option not selected (It's a Fat32 drive)

The message I get at boottime from PD is
Failed to Open c:\pagefile.sys file ID query(2)

Then it ends, the system boots up, folders were
never defragged. The only thing slightly unusual with
my c: drive is that there isn't a pagefile.sys; I have it
allocated on a scond harddrive.

I reverted back to the previous build of Perfectdisk
and the boottime folder defrag works properly.

Dave

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Contact Raxco Support
http://www.raxco.com/support/nt_email.cfm

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"Dave" wrote:

| Hello all,
| just updated to this new version, and on my system the boot-time
| defrag doesn't work anymore.
| I set the option to defrag folders.
| Pagefile or metadata option not selected (It's a Fat32 drive)
|
| The message I get at boottime from PD is
| Failed to Open c:\pagefile.sys file ID query(2)
|
| Then it ends, the system boots up, folders were
| never defragged. The only thing slightly unusual with
| my c: drive is that there isn't a pagefile.sys; I have it
| allocated on a scond harddrive.
|
| I reverted back to the previous build of Perfectdisk
| and the boottime folder defrag works properly.
|
| Dave

da_test
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
On Mon, 23 May 2005 12:29:14 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
<cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

>Contact Raxco Support
>http://www.raxco.com/support/nt_email.cfm
Done.

I just wanted to see if anybody here had experienced it.
Cheers,
Dave

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I also do NOT have a pagefile on my C: drive yet my boot time defrag still
works fine. Uninstall PerfectDisk. Reboot. Reinstall and update PerfectDisk
again. Then try the boot time defrag.

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aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"da_test" <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:p04491tasl6rj9r2pfo65gscg4tcnn8kqc@4ax.com...
> Hello all,
> just updated to this new version, and on my system the boot-time
> defrag doesn't work anymore.
> I set the option to defrag folders.
> Pagefile or metadata option not selected (It's a Fat32 drive)
>
> The message I get at boottime from PD is
> Failed to Open c:\pagefile.sys file ID query(2)
>
> Then it ends, the system boots up, folders were
> never defragged. The only thing slightly unusual with
> my c: drive is that there isn't a pagefile.sys; I have it
> allocated on a scond harddrive.
>
> I reverted back to the previous build of Perfectdisk
> and the boottime folder defrag works properly.
>
> Dave

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I've been having some issues with Offline defrag, but only on my
System partition. One of the issues is a 3rd-party driver that will
prevent PD from gaining exclusive access to the drive. The other
has to do with integrity checking on the drive before it will start an
offline. Apparently, SP2 changes some of the functions of chkdsk
so that previous types of repairs are no longer done. Because the
status of the partition is questionable, the offline aborts or won't
run. Build #40 adds checking for Offline sessions to detect or
log driver interference. I'm sure that Raxco is actively working on
a solution. In the meantime check their support site. They have a
listing of applications known to interfere with offline defrag sessions.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uRNf0G%23XFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I also do NOT have a pagefile on my C: drive yet my boot time defrag still
>works fine. Uninstall PerfectDisk. Reboot. Reinstall and update PerfectDisk
>again. Then try the boot time defrag.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "da_test" <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:p04491tasl6rj9r2pfo65gscg4tcnn8kqc@4ax.com...
>> Hello all,
>> just updated to this new version, and on my system the boot-time
>> defrag doesn't work anymore.
>> I set the option to defrag folders.
>> Pagefile or metadata option not selected (It's a Fat32 drive)
>>
>> The message I get at boottime from PD is
>> Failed to Open c:\pagefile.sys file ID query(2)
>>
>> Then it ends, the system boots up, folders were
>> never defragged. The only thing slightly unusual with
>> my c: drive is that there isn't a pagefile.sys; I have it
>> allocated on a scond harddrive.
>>
>> I reverted back to the previous build of Perfectdisk
>> and the boottime folder defrag works properly.
>>
>> Dave
>
>

Randy Scarborough
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
"da_test" <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:p04491tasl6rj9r2pfo65gscg4tcnn8kqc@4ax.com...
> Hello all,
> just updated to this new version, and on my system the boot-time
> defrag doesn't work anymore.
> I set the option to defrag folders.
> Pagefile or metadata option not selected (It's a Fat32 drive)
>
> The message I get at boottime from PD is
> Failed to Open c:\pagefile.sys file ID query(2)
>
> Then it ends, the system boots up, folders were
> never defragged. The only thing slightly unusual with
> my c: drive is that there isn't a pagefile.sys; I have it
> allocated on a scond harddrive.
>
> I reverted back to the previous build of Perfectdisk
> and the boottime folder defrag works properly.
>
> Dave

PD boot defrag has been failing for me, and I have had an extensive
conversation with Raxco support. The conversation, however, has dried up on
their end. FAT32 on WinXP Home SP2.

I've isolated the problem to files with long path names (somewhere over 200
characters). The analyze of a drive containing such files fails, and then
PD boot-time defragment quits without any further processing (not even
rebooting the system drive if it had already defragged the system drive when
this error occurs on a subsequent drive).

I recreated this error on a good disk by creating a folder with a
fifty-character name, creating a fifty-character-name folder inside that,
creating another fifty-character folder inside that, creating another
fifty-character folder inside that, and creating a ten-character filename
inside that. The disk boot-defragged OK before this nest was created; the
boot-defrag failed afterward.

Have not got a solution yet from PerfectDisk.

Randy

da_test
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
On Mon, 23 May 2005 16:53:46 -0700, "Randy Scarborough" <void@ibm.net>
wrote:


>PD boot defrag has been failing for me, and I have had an extensive
>conversation with Raxco support. The conversation, however, has dried up on
>their end. FAT32 on WinXP Home SP2.
>
>I've isolated the problem to files with long path names (somewhere over 200
>characters). The analyze of a drive containing such files fails, and then
>PD boot-time defragment quits without any further processing (not even
>rebooting the system drive if it had already defragged the system drive when
>this error occurs on a subsequent drive).
>
>I recreated this error on a good disk by creating a folder with a
>fifty-character name, creating a fifty-character-name folder inside that,
>creating another fifty-character folder inside that, creating another
>fifty-character folder inside that, and creating a ten-character filename
>inside that. The disk boot-defragged OK before this nest was created; the
>boot-defrag failed afterward.
>
>Have not got a solution yet from PerfectDisk.
>
>Randy
>
Thanks for the info. I'm pretty sure I don't have long
recursive names as you mentioned, but I do have SP2 and fat32.

I have forwarded a bunch of info to Raxco today, so we'll see if
anything develops.

I have a dual boot XP system, the other iteration of XP is in an
NTFS drive. For a laugh, I installed PD there to see if it behaved
differently. It does. On the page where you select the offline
options (pagefile, folders & metadata) only the folders choice
was available when looking at my C drive (fat32) - the program
appeared to be smart enough to know that was the only valid choice.
Choosing folders and then initiating an offline defrag in this case
just does it right there and then - no boot necessary - as would be
expected.

However, when booted to the fat32 system itself and looking at the
offline options for drive C:, all three choices were selectable.
This was true in the previous build also, but the boot defrag still
worked (build 34)
Perhaps Raxco will find something.
Dave


Bug in Perfectdisk 7 build 40 ?