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Defrag application for Windows 8 Pro

Hi, we searching for a good or best defrag application for Windows 8 Pro.   We are looking for an apps that can scan, defrag and detect & isolate bad sectors, if possible.  We have google but it turns out a long list; like always we turn to EE for experience on the matter.
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FYI for better assistance:

Our version of Windows is:  "8.1 Pro" from Control Panel >> System and "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]" from the VER command via CMD DOS prompt.
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Thanx!

Forgot to mention 3 things:

Our drive is HDD.
The 3rd part defrags mention so far, are there any issue or consideration to how they affect a Windows 8 Drive?
We noticed that there is a sector that is bad in the drive but the windows defrag doesn't isolate it.  That said, do these 3rd party defrag apps can isolate any bad sectors?
No. I do not know of any defrag tool that isolates bad sectors.

From what I have read, you can try a full format (means backing up and reinstalling Windows) because I think Format will isolate bad sectors.

You might also consider replacing the hard drive.
Use Win. Disk Defragmenter but not on SSD drives.
Read;
"modern OS Windows don’t defragment solid state drives"
Link:
http://www.outsidethebox.ms/why-windows-8-defragments-your-ssd-and-how-you-can-avoid-this/#_Toc352763201
"That said, do these 3rd party defrag apps can isolate any bad sectors?"
      
HDD Regenerator... $99.99
http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html
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Ok thanx.

One last question before closing it, why you guys use a 3rd party apps recommended over Windows own Defrag?
Perfect Disk uses real time optimization and does not need any attention or scheduling. I have been using it for a long time and I like this feature. Winfows Defrag is very decent and if it does what you want, use it
HDD repair is possible but back-up then replacement  of the HDD is recommended.
HDD Regenerator has helped me recover many failing HDDs to enable back-up and then replace the failing HDD.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Michael
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Dave,

your entry ID: 40853985 gave us an idea; some years back, on a HP PC, we used a tool for a the hard drive problems.  It fixed or allocated the bad sectors (not sure which since really was long time ago).   So maybe the hard this of this Toshiba PC we can do the same thing?  What do you think? (the drive is a Toshiba MQ01ABD100)

nobus,

This question was placed because we have noticed that the PC would stay stuck in certain areas, but it happens few times.  The thing is that in an antivirus run we noticed that it stood at around 80% or so; we left running over 24 hours and stood the same.  So we thought a tool like defrag that can detect & isolate possible bad sectors.

Note, we have the windows 8 defrag ran automatically on a weekly basis; yet we don't get any messages (just finished Analyzing and came back on the screen with "Ok (0% fragmented)".

Ankit,

we have windows defrag ran automatically weekly.  Unfortunately, RegClean is for registry, not hard disk.  We have CCleaner and uses the option Registry option to clean up the registry maybe 1 or 2 a year (this PC its not used to constantly install / uninstall apps).


Based on David entry, is there an apps ot tool for Toshiba drives?
are you thinking of the following?
from the command prompt
debug
G=C800:5


Probably not.. you probably don't even know about this command.. unless you've been in the industry from almost the start.
>>  we have noticed that the PC would stay stuck in certain areas, but it happens few times.  The thing is that in an antivirus run we noticed that it stood at around 80% or so;   <<  the i would start thinking about bad sections on the disk drive

run a diag on it, i mostly use UBCD for this - which holds all diags you need :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                        ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html             download page

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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Sorry for the delay, been super sick but back to work!

So we will proceed to close the question and award accordingly,

Thanx for your patience.
sorry- after rereading, i see i offered wrong advce above - it's ok for testing ram, but not for SSD
you need to use the manufavcturer tool, like the intel toolkit : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18455/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox

what brand/model do you have?