Default Defragmenter Priority

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by nLinked, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. nLinked

    nLinked Guest

    In an attempt to try and speed up Vista's Disk Defragmenter, I increased all
    of its process priorities to Normal. Now my PC freezes with high CPU usage
    whenever I run it.

    Can someone who has not messed around with Defragmenter's priority in the
    Task Manager please help me find out the priority for each of the processes
    below?

    Please start Disk Defragmenter, uncheck the "Run on a schedule" check box
    and click OK. Start Disk Defragmenter again and then once it has finished
    analyzing the disk, click Defragment now.

    While it is defragmenting, open Task Manager and click on the Processes tab.
    On the bottom of the window click "Show processes from all users" (or
    something like that) and accept the UAC prompt. Sort the list in
    alphabetical order by Image Name. Please look for the DefrgNtfs.exe process,
    right click on it and point to Set Priority. What is its priority set as?
    (Please don't change the priority!)

    Also please do the same for the Defrag.exe process and let me know its
    default priority.

    I don't remember what they both were by default and they won't go back to
    normal on their own.

    Thank you.
     
    nLinked, Feb 23, 2007
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  2. On my system, they're set as follows:

    DefrgNtfs.exe = Low
    Defrag.exe = Below Normal
    dfrgui.exe = Normal
     
    David A. Lessnau, Feb 23, 2007
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  3. nLinked

    nLinked Guest

    Thank you very much, that's exactly what I needed!
     
    nLinked, Feb 23, 2007
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    aftermath Guest

    Checked as well, that's spot on
     
    aftermath, Feb 24, 2007
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