Hi, I’m having lots of problems with Windows Vista. It all started when I got brave enough to install Windows 7 Beta (X64). The Windows 7 installation CD copied all of my old Vista stuff into the C:\Windows.old directory (looking back, I wish I had just made a new partition to install it on, as that would have most likely prevented me from having any serious problems in the first place). Now, as soon as the grace period (or whatever you call it) for Windows 7 Beta Expired, I just deleted all of the Windows 7 stuff, and tried to restore Vista (this wasn’t too hard, because I am duel-booting with XP). I managed to get Vista to boot, but a number of previously installed programs refused to function. Some I could not even uninstall. I have managed to get most of these problems fixed, thanks to the Windows Install Clean Up. However, one thing I could not fix was the Disk Defragmenter. Every time it runs, it eats up 1/2 of my cpu, while my hard drive led light remains off (for the most part). Eventually, my computer freezes up completely, forcing me to resort to a hard-shutdown. Attempting to kill the process from the Windows Task Manager does not seem to work, either. In order to cope with this, I installed UltraDefrag, which I got from SourceForge. However, the default Windows Desk Defrag utility still seems to run on its own, which causes a ton of problems for me. I went into the Defrag utility’s settings, and turned off auto defrag. However, that did not stop the tool, so I found an entry in the Windows Task Scheduler, and disabled that. And now, my hard drive is still being forcefully “defragged” as I speak. IDK why.
Also, this is not the only thing that causes my computer to freeze. Sometimes it just freezes on its own, I have yet to figure out why.
I ran a sfc /scannow on my computer, and it said something about not being able to fix some files. Here is a log of the scan: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E7VQH415. Since there were three files created, I placed them all into a zip file.
Any help would be appreciated.