Vista SP1 & Diskeeper. Who needs an easy life?

  craneman01 13:33 08 Jun 08
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Have just purchased Diskeeper a few days ago & was quite happy with it until along comes SP.1
Vista installed SP1 & now Diskeeper is behaving strangely in that it is telling me it cannot start because another Diskeeper is already operating (which is false). Sometimes it does start and it doesn't seem to be degragmenting HDD's as the display shows no "Invisitasking" taking place and is unable to analyze HDD's
Have had a look on diskeepers webset for any reported problems of this manner but nothing is logged.
I have tried reinstalling it but without any success.
has anyone come across this problem & knows how to fix it?

  crosstrainer 13:36 08 Jun 08

This may be of help:


click here

  craneman01 14:15 08 Jun 08

Thanks crosstrainer. seems a bit scary as to the consequences. Knowing my luck. I'll not boot.

  crosstrainer 14:16 08 Jun 08

Make sure you create a restore point first!

  craneman01 15:02 08 Jun 08

Just had a dig in the Diskeeper program. It is running the latest version


Diskeeper Corporation

Version: Diskeeper 2008 (12.0.781.0)

So the patch must be incorporated into the latest version they are selling

  crosstrainer 15:16 08 Jun 08

Perhaps that part of the problem?

  craneman01 15:41 08 Jun 08

Could well be.
But!
I would have expected to hear the problem being shouted loud & clear from these pages by now. Both programs have been around for a few weeks now.
Am I the only one?
Is my computer a bit mousey ? (pun intended!)

  crosstrainer 16:00 08 Jun 08

I use the free auslogic defrag 1.4...All other diskeeping task's are taken care of by Acronis True Image 11.

Not much consolation if you have paid for Diskeeper....Perhaps drop them an email.

  craneman01 16:04 08 Jun 08

I've already posted them an e.mail this morning. No response yet as I posted it on the USA site.

A bit of information for everyone.

Diskeeper UK are selling the Pro Premier version for £99
Diskeeper USA are selling the Pro Premier version for $99

Sums not too difficult eh!

  crosstrainer 16:08 08 Jun 08

Same story with most hardware and software. UK prices are out of control....But that's a topic that has been discussed here many times (even had a petition)

Nothing changes....But beware of buying hardware in the US, you may find that:

A) thay won't deliver to the uk

B) If they do, your new laptop etc. may be clobbered with UK excise duty.

C) Warranty validity issues.

  craneman01 16:56 08 Jun 08

Obviously you are aware that I purchased the software from the US.
In the form of a download, they didn't stick any Purchase tax, Vat etc etc. which I was expecting.
it's the "get to the end page where the REAL cost is laid on you"
But no, $99 was what it said at the beginning & at the end which very surprised me.
Ran away grinning. The fact that it doesn't work too well is neither here nor there!

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