I wonder if it is necessary to disable BOClean and/or Comodo Firewall when doing a defrag on an XP Home machine.
The other day when doing a defrag and having all the systems (Firewall, BOClean, and Avast) running I had an error box pop up saying something like ‘Firewall may be down’.
(Sorry didn’t take too much notice at the time and forgot to write the error no. down).
Pretty sure I have done a defrag with Comodo Firewall running before with no problems, so wonder if it’s a BOClean anomaly.
I wonder if it’s because BOClean checks every 10 secs and Defrag thinks something has changed (like in the old Windows98 and Me days).
I don’t know with the built-in Windows Defrag, but I have used AusLogic’s Disk Defrag “live” so to speak - with everything running (just no open applications) and it completed without any problems whatsoever.
Not much help, perhaps, but I thought I’d let you know…
Using SpeeDefrag, I kind of disable everything when I defrag. The program reboots the system and starts up only itself with Windows. No Explorer, nothing. Probably the system processes are running though, as HIPS alerts when the defrag is done and the program wants to shut down the system. I suppose BOCore.exe and cmdagent.exe (but I unplug the network cable to be sure!) runs too.
Cant say that I can help, but I have had many computers and have never had a problem with BOClean running, I currently use Diskeeper 11 Pro, it defragments on the fly, while you use your computer. I never turn anything off and don’t boot to safemode.