FDISR & PD

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by WWS, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. WWS

    WWS Registered Member

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    I had a problem with FDISR and Perfect Disk.
    The problem with PD was that it would freeze and eventually produce an error message (which I had mentioned in another post)
    From the info I supplied them, Raxco support said, “when PDEngine abnormally terminates, it usually means that it has encountered something on the drive that it is not prepared to handle. Typically, a file system issue,” and advised a CHKDSK run to repair it.
    But after the CHKDSK run, my PC would hang at the “Welcome” screen, so I had to do the F1 thing and boot to another snapshot.
    Then I was able to check out the repair and PD worked. Problem solved.
    But the interesting thing here is the problem with FDISR.
    I attempted to solve the PD problem by booting to a snapshot that was 5 weeks older.
    Five weeks before the last successful PD defrag.
    But it didn’t solve the PD problem.
    Nothing is 100%
     
  2. Acadia

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    PerfectDisk, as well as all other Defraggers, defrag ALL of the Snapshots, not just the Primary or whatever Snapshot you were in at the time that you Defragged.

    Acadia
     
  3. WWS

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    My post was just meant to bring attention to the fact that the 5 week old snapshot didn't solve the problem that surfaced after that snapshot was made.

    And yes, PD will defrag all the snapshots on your C drive unless you choose to exclude them.
     
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    Perhaps Acadia's point was that, if PD was encountering a problem, who's to say that problem didn't extend into the areas of the drive where the 5 week old snapshot lay ? I see no conclusively smoking gun in the hand of FDISR.

    Did you try the five week old snapshot AFTER you fixed things with CHKDSK ?
     
  5. WWS

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    Good point.
    I'll try it tomorrow. (it's archived)
    Will let you know.
     
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    I've successfully defragged the older snapshot.
    I came back to the most current snapshot and defragged that one again. That's 3 of them with PD working OK.
    So, I guess the problem would have been with any archived ATI image I had, too, no matter how old.
    Not an FD problem.
    Thanks for your comments.
     
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    Cool. Glad to "hear" it!:thumb:
     
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    The misunderstanding is that you don't defrag a single snapshot.
    What happens is that you defrag the whole partition, that holds all snapshots.

    If you encounter file system problems, I suggest
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    c:>chkdsk c: /r
    It needs a reboot and it might take some time...
     
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    No misunderstanding here. We've already run through all of that -- he did a CHKDSK with repair option and Acadia pointed out that all snapshots are defragged.
     
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