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Cannot back up & defrag windows 7 pro

by brybhoy1888 / March 25, 2013 11:15 AM PDT

I have had this laptop for 3 years and used dvds to back-up every month is it essential to keep backing - up as now in my laptop it wont do a defrag it gets to 28% in Analyse then nothing ,same as back-up it just wont back-up what so ever. I got a external drive about a year after getting the laptop and looked in to backing -up to that in 'f' drive and it did some thing trying to back-up then failed on a couple of attempts but could someone please help as this not a normal thing to happen but it does for what reason i would love to know 60 odd gig on laptop drive -c & external there are about 150gig of a 250 gig drive as over the years since 95 i have learned not to download crap as everything slows your whole set-up to a crawl ,i like firefox cos i-e-9 is just in recover page every 2 minites and far to slow and they can keep i-e - 10 . But any help people would be greatly appreciated...thanks : )

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Keep in mind that defrag is over hyped. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 11:20 AM PDT

The first step is not backup of the drive but the files that you can't lose.

Once that is done you can see if a CHKDSK at boot time can complete.
Bob

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Some man cheers !!!
by brybhoy1888 / March 26, 2013 9:58 PM PDT

Thanks as it was more responsive after back - ups about a year ago ,then i found that i could make a back - up on the external 160 gig drive so that would have taken about 3 days it was that slow watching the green-bar every hour. I know computers since the past 30 years( bloody windows grrr) and tried a defraggler program thinking out the box but to no joy so deleted that,but there is a file been made for the 5 hours i tried to defrag on to 'f' external drive and i am wondering if it is worth just doing a external back-up since that is the only one showing interest,but i use ye olde faithful - cc-cleaner + disk clean up - a lot to keep on top of most rubbish ect....I thank you sir for responding so quickly and is very much appreciated.....really apreiciate your info .

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