Paragon Total Defrag 2010 - aborting fast mode defragmentation?

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by Hannes Rannes, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. Hannes Rannes

    Hannes Rannes Registered Member

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    Hello!

    When I want to abort a fast mode defragmentation I get the message:

    I wonder if this is really that risky or if that can happen only in very certain circumstances. I understand that the fast mode can lead to data loss in case of power outage for example, but also when the operation is cancelled normally?!

    Would be nice if someone could explain that to me. :)

    Thank you!
     
  2. cortez

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    When a defragmenter application is 89 megabytes big I would say if it makes an error (or "allows" external inexplicable occurrences) it might be apt to be big also (due to the ponderous code that it can trip on itself).
     
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    It is 89 mb as the installer includes a ~50 mb iso image for making a bootable disk.
     
  4. cortez

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    So the application is 39 megs or so, I stand corrected (still pretty big for a defragmenter).

    Thanks for the info about the bootable disk as it allows for defragmentation while windows is down. :thumb:
     
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    Also, the installer is an uncompressed ".msi", not a compressed ".exe". This is why it is huge as compared to others. I believe .msi has benefits as it can be deployed over a network.
     
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  6. Raza0007

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    I believe you can safely abort manually. The data loss warning is only valid if there is a dirty shutdown when the defragmentor was running.

    I recommend only using the fast mode if you have a laptop with battery or a desktop with UPS support.
     
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