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03-12-2008, 12:04 PM

A couple of days ago I've downloaded "Diskeeper Lite". Now I'm not quite sure if there's not a "better" software out there as Diskeeper gives me the following (small!) problems:

a) Every time I start up Diskeeper the following message is displayed: "MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC." And then you are given 3 options. I googled around and found that other users have same problem and recommend to click on the third option which is, "Continue running and always ignore errors with this snap-in, regardless of user or session."

b) Just this morning I was informed through a pop-up that Diskeeper strongly recommends to defrag the hard disk now. This sounds very strange to me as I just did a defragmentation yesterday before turning of the computer and I was only 5 minutes on the computer this morning when the pop-up arrived.

Would somebody please calm me down in regards to the above or recommend me an other defragmentation tool.

Thanks for your help.

03-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Auslogics Disk Defrag (http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download) is much better.

Speedy Gonzales
03-12-2008, 12:15 PM
What version of windows is it?

There is a fix on the MS site but its only for server versions

03-12-2008, 12:16 PM
smart defrag...http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

03-12-2008, 12:25 PM
@ Speedy Gonzales: Win XP, SP 3

Speedy Gonzales
03-12-2008, 12:33 PM
This may or may not fix it (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915843)

Try the workaround above

To work around this problem, follow these steps to open the WMI MMC snap-in:

1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.
2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
3. In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, click Add.
4. In the Available standalone snap-ins list, select WMI Control, and then click OK.

03-12-2008, 12:36 PM
smart defrag...http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html X2 just started using this on my own PC's as well as Customers - tried several over the years - this has shown the most improvement in system Performance gains.

03-12-2008, 01:48 PM
Many thanks to everybody.

In the end I've decided to get rid of Diskeeper and give smartdefrag a try.