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stutters after defrag

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I did a defrag with Ultimatedefrag yesterday on my C and D drive. Megasceneryearth is on my C drive while FSX is on my D drive. I set my MSE files as high perf on my C drive and FSX as high perf on my D drive. I now have stutters that I have not had in who knows how long. What could have casued it.

 

Anything I can do to recify the problem. On a good note. MY MSE blurries have gotten a lot better.

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Ultimate defrag is crap hosed my computer never use it again - get an SSD drive problems all gone just do it

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Here is a great tutorial on O&O defrag by NickN.  I have used it in the past and it worked like a charm.  I have also used Ultimate Defrag but I only used the "defragmented files" option only.

 

 

 

O&O Defrag v12
 
http://www.oo-software.com/en/download/archive/index.html?product=OOD12PRO you dont have to give your real name, email.. just make up a name and email address   LOL   uncheck the "subscribe" box
 
You can purchase it at anytime but you have 30 days to use it after it is installed. You must make SURE you download the 64bit version for a 64bit OS and it MUST be set up correctly before using it! 
 
 
First, you must make sure you have done all the OS TUNING before running O&O making sure HYBERNATE and SYSTEM RESTORE are disabled, you have FLUSHED all the temp files and you have optimized the prefetch

Some have asked why do the defrag process.. if you want a short and sweet answer, read this:  http://www.simforums.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=34799&PID=202329#202329
 

then move on....
 
When you first run O&O defrag and have not purchased it, use it in the 30 day trial mode, otherwise input your purchase code.
 
When O&O first starts wizards and tips will appear..   check to NOT SHOW at start and cancel the box
 
The first time you are in the main interface you need to DISABLED the following on ALL drives
 
1. Click the first drive in the list to select it
 
2. In the TOP GUI, click DISABLE MONITORING and DISABLE ZONES
 
3. REPEAT those steps for each drive shown, you must select the next drive and DISABLE Monitoring and ZONES
 
Once all drives have had monitoring and ZONES disabled.... 
 
Next, click SETTINGS
 
There are 3 tabs
 
GENERAL 
- UNCHECK Create reports
- UNCHECK Show O&O Defrag in the tray
 
OFFLINE DEFRAGMENTATION
 
Leave these alone for now, we will come back to this
 
TUNING
 
Bullet in
 
USE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES
 
SEQUENTIAL
 
CHECK IN - Take into account systems layout rules, USE LAYOUT.INI
 
UNCHECK battery mode, IF this is not a laptop
 
Click OK and close the box. You can now also close O&O defrag
 
 
FIRST THING WE DO after a fill install is a DSKCHECK on all drives to verify the tables are in fact not corrupt or have glitches in them. 
 
We ALSO DISABLE any INDEXING that is enabled per drive (may not appear in Windows 7)
 
Open MY COMPUTER, the Hard disk list will appear. Right click each disk and perform the following tasks
 
1. Select properties
 
2. At the bottom of the GENERAL tab, if the item ALLOW INDEXING SERVICE TO INDEX THIS DISK is checked, then UNCHECK it and on the next screen opt to APPLY CHANGES TO SUBFOLDERS AND FILES, click OK
 
The process may HALT because of a locked file, if it does select IGNORE ALL and allow it to continue, 
 
once complete 
 
3. click the TOOLS TAB
 
4. Select ERROR CHECKING, then CHECK NOW
 
5. Place a check in AUTOMATICALLY FIX THE SYSTEM ERRORS but leave SCAN FOR BAD SECTORS UNCHECKED
 
6. Click Start. 
 
If the drive is a OS or other locked drive you will get a message that asks for a check on the next reboot, select YES to allow that. If the drive is not locked by Windows it will perform the disk check, let it complete and if it finds errors, RERUN the disk check AGAIN. Once no errors are found, continue to the next drive and REPEAT for each. ONLY do ONE drive at a time, do not attempt to do simultaneous drive checks.
 
NOTE: Any offline disk check will automatically re-run if errors are found. You do not need to repeat offline disk checks.
 
7. Once you have gone through all the drives in Windows, REBOOT and allow the offline diskchecks to complete. The system will reboot back into Windows once finished and you are ready for the next steps in defrag.
 
 
Open O&O defrag, click the OS drive in the list
 
Right click and select SPACE 
 
DO NOT TOUCH THE COMPUTER FOR ANY REASON WHILE ANY O&O DEFRAG IS RUNNING.. NO EMAIL, NO SURFING, NO FILE MOVES, NOTHING!  IF YOU DO IT WILL NOT OPTIMIZE CORRECTLY
 
Once that is complete, close O&O, reboot and then start O&O defrag and select the FSX Drive, right click and select SPACE  
 
Once complete, open the O&O SETTINGS - OFFLINE DEFRAGMENTATION TAB
 
Select EXECUTE ONCE ON NEXT SYSTEM STARTUP, then
 
Select your OS drive, click ENABLE
 
Select you FSX drive, click ENABLE
 
Click APPLY and OK to close the box and reboot the computer
 
The Offline defrag will run on reboot, once complete it will return to Windows
 
Once back in Windows Open O&O defrag, select your OS drive, right click and select COMPLETE\NAME
 
DO NOT TOUCH THE COMPUTER FOR ANY REASON WHILE ANY O&O DEFRAG IS RUNNING.. NO EMAIL, NO SURFING, NO FILE MOVES, NOTHING!  IF YOU DO IT WILL NOT OPTIMIZE CORRECTLY
 
Once complete, reboot and Start O&O defrag, select the OS DRIVE AGAIN drive, right click select COMPLETE\NAME, reboot when complete

FSX DRIVE

 Start O&O defrag, select the FSX drive, right click select COMPLETE\NAME

Once complete, reboot and Start O&O defrag, select the FSX DRIVE AGAIN drive, right click select COMPLETE\NAME

When all drives are done, go into the SETTINGS for O&O DEFRAG and ENABLE THE OFFLINE DEFRAG ON ALL DRIVES FOR ONE TIME, REBOOT AND RUN THEM

 
This operation may take several hours to finish and please DO remember this, with any defrag solution a system is NOT DEFRAGMENTED completely in ONE PASS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE GUI SHOWS, it REQUIRES 3 passes to do it right ON A NEW INSTALL!

 

 

Summary:

Normally, on a new install with all new software and everything installed

DISK CHECK ON ALL DRIVES
 
SPACE defrag on each drive with a reboot between
 
OFFLINE defrag on ALL drives
 
COMPLETE\NAME on each drive with a reboot between
 
and then REPEAT IT:  COMPLETE\NAME on each drive with a reboot between
 
and last, OFFLINE defrag on ALL drives
 

 
 
 
NOTE: I am only listing the OS drive and the FSX drive right now, however you can later do this same process to your other drives which will make them far more efficient to the system. Simply repeat all the steps I posted on the drives you did not do BUT REMEMBER, in a DUAL BOOT situation you only need to do drives outside of you OS with ONE OS or ANOTHER you do NOT NEED TO REPEAT!

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