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  1. Part of the problem is my not paying attention to the growing fragmentation on my data drives, which only recently became troublesome. Professionally, I would find a drive with more than 7% fragmentation in need of a defrag. A fragmentation of 41% is no longer a minor operation, but a major reorganization of the entire contents of the drive. I'm not that surprised that it has taken longer than a week; this is a production drive, after all, and every day, alas, I'm forced to worsen the situation saving down correspondence and articles needed for my work. Every file on it will probably be moved
  2. Oh-- Incidentally, Windows does a remarkably poor job of defragmenting my files; the oldest fragment I have found so far is dated 2008, and fragmentation on my 3Tb data drive was 41%. resulting in unacceptably degraded performance. Windows defrag is also not the indicated tool for my SSD C drive, which requires trimming from time to time, not defrag, which can reduce the life of the drive with no appreciable difference in performance. I have three internal 3Tb drives for 9Tb of storage aside from my NAS drives. I believe I have a real need for a professional defragmentation tool to
  3. This course of action poses a problem for me. My hardware firewall is out of commission and needs replacement. Windows Defender does not adequately check outgoing traffic for infections communication back to their command-and-control servers. I would have to be offline entirely to remove Malwarebytes and Avast, and would still need to sweep for opportunistic infections before I reconnected to the modem. I cannot endanger my production environment. I will only be able to get to it after I run my current checks. Speaking of which, I checked Event Viewer for why I was experiencing Black Scre
  4. I'm not doing something right. I have a memory dump from an overnight system stoppage -- no BSOD, no notice at all, just a black screen when the machine was supposed to be running Defraggler. But 7Zip refuses to compress the file; access denied, it tells me again. I am attempting to attach the uncompressed MEMORY.DMP file here, but if it fails, I need advice on whatever else I can use to compress the fool thing to send to you. Sorry for the continuing problems, but this seems to be my due this month. Addendum: I can't even do that! The MEMORY.DMP file disappeared between my attempt to com
  5. I'm here, but I've been backed up with other problems that have completely obliterated my schedule. I will be generating a crash dump to send you as soon as I am able. Sorry to have to ask this, but... please be patient. --->P!
  6. Sorry; wrong key. My replacement network card has a Realtek PCI GBE Family controller, capable of gigabit throughput. If that helps. --->P!
  7. Negative on dump file creation. On right-click on 'Create dump file' I get an alert window: "The operation could not be completed. Access is denied." Any idea how I can fix this, or address it some other way? By the way, I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, version 1903, build no. 18362.267. My hardware is a homebuilt box with an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T processor (6 threads) at 3.30 GHz. I run 16.0 GB of RAM on a 500Mb SSD C drive on an MSi 990FXA-GD80 V2 Military Class II motherboard, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 ti video card. My replacement network card is
  8. One of the first things I did. And remove the duplicate card driver because my built-in networking card failed and was replaced with an IDE network driver card. The driver for the dead card always reloads at startup. I also updated the drivers for mouse, keyboard, and my graphics card. No upgrades were available for any of them from the manufacturer or from Windows Update. I've been getting WHEA_UNRECOVERABLE_ERROR BSODs for months now and cannot find the driver supposedly causing the error. I've checked even the motherboard bus drivers; all negative. It may help you to know I did desktop
  9. Can't. My automated cleaning cycle disposed of it on startup, which it should not have done. I will adjust its settings and await a repeat of the problem to repeat the entire process. Thanks for the quick response. Would that I could answer it as requested. -->Pete
  10. I've read the posts on similar failures. My BSOD happened as I was running Defraggler overnight. I can find no malware or other cause. This is my first encounter with this particular BSOD, which was annotated: RECOVERY FILE DRIVER EXTENSION what failed: Farftc.sys Attached is my mb-check-results zip, plus the FRST and Addition files just for the sake of completeness. Any information you can provide on what went wrong and how I can prevent such failures in the future would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your product, which I have used for many years successfully. m
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