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disc defrag doesn't complete in windows 8

  1. #11


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    I understand your concern about defragmenting taking a long time, If it took a super long time for me I know I would be concern too. How much free space is in your HDD?
    How old is this computer, or more specifically how old is the HDD?
    It may be time to do hardware test on this HDD, who knows it may going faulty, are there any signs of it going faulty. For example constant blue screens, computer locks up/freezes, or some files take longer than usual to open or even view(you double click on a folder and it takes a long time to view the contents)

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    well im back and am totally upset about this situation.............the reason I installed win8 pro was to solve the defrag issue in win7 64bit. I downloaded it off the win8pro site. so I tried defraggler and after 2 days only got to 2%defrag. in the meantime I ordered the dvd for win8pro and am wondering if I can do a total clean install and if that will solve the problem?
    I am running windows defrag now to see if it might pass the previous defrag of pass2 94%........im not a genius at pc's so if I do a clean install of 8 will the disc do that?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by jefany4 View Post
    im not a genius at pc's so if I do a clean install of 8 will the disc do that?
    So... Make sure you have everything backed up.

    From desktop, hit the Windows key on your keyboard to enter RT (Metro). Type "remove" and on the right of the screen, select settings. Select "Remove everything and re-install Windows". You will be prompted to insert your disc media.

    Done.

    In my opinion, this will be well worth the time invested. There is something obviously not right with your previous 7 install, and you just upgraded on top of that. Once you install your drivers, Windows updates, and software, make a backup image of your drive.
    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    If you ever run into any future problems, you can just restore the clean image you have saved, and a whole lot of time.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    I hit the win key and it only went to the win8 desktop! by the way I don't have the 8 disc yet either...........I have saved pics and a file I use to save passwords but what else do I need to save before doing the clean install of win8?
    be nice..............as I said I wasn't a genius on the pc. thanks for any help given tho
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by jefany4 View Post
    I hit the win key and it only went to the win8 desktop! by the way I don't have the 8 disc yet either...........I have saved pics and a file I use to save passwords but what else do I need to save before doing the clean install of win8?
    be nice..............as I said I wasn't a genius on the pc. thanks for any help given tho
    You need to backup anything you want to save... Photo's, music, files, etc.
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