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PC Hard Drive Maintenance


PC Hard Drive Maintenance is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 841.5 KB (861,696 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of PC Hard Drive Maintenance come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: itsupport.hp.com/portal/site/sg/documentdetail?docid=KM028298
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PC Hard Drive Maintenance\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DF54EF78-7231-46F8-8302-F1855F70099E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 841.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Hard Drive Maintenance

  • PostInstallAndUninstall.exe - PostInstallWelcome
  • DefragCommon.dll - DefragCommon
  • PCHardDriveMaintenance.exe - DefragApp
  • ProcessIdleTasks.exe - ProcessIdleTasks
  • defragi.dll
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCHardDriveMaintenance.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Defrag-Scheduled-Weekly' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00 AM).

How do I remove PC Hard Drive Maintenance?

Quickly and completely remove PC Hard Drive Maintenance from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Hard Drive Maintenance from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Hard Drive Maintenance, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC Hard Drive Maintenance.

Win XP 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista Enterprise 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Singapore 20.00%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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