Defrag.exe in Windows Vista Dos window STILL running!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Gil Tennant, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Gil Tennant

    Gil Tennant Guest

    I normally let Vista perform a regularly scheduled Defrag, but I was having
    performance issues that did not appear to be infection related (scanned the
    Dell laptop with AVG/Kaspersky online/Trojan Remover and found nothing).

    Around 4pm I started "defrag.exe c: -c -w -v" in a dos window, under Vista

    Well, it displayed a brief text report, early on, in the dos window, and the
    drive light has been blinking away, with obvious activity for the past 10
    hours! The dos screen's cursor is sitting there blinking (and giving me no
    indication, of course, how many more hours I am going to have to wait for it
    to finish)... I can do other tasks out side the dos window and run things
    normally, but I'd like to take my defragger and go home now, it's getting
    late. LOL!

    How does one stop this safely?

    AND, anything else out there that will give me SOME kind of idea when the
    "drive blinkies" will end, when I defrag? Open to third party solutions...

    I don't want to simply kill the task, unless I know that the files won't be
    left in a damaged state (but then again, they may already be shuffled like a
    deck of cards by a dealer with convulsize tendencies).

    Gil Tennant, Nov 15, 2009
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  2. Gil Tennant

    Gil Tennant Guest

    By the way, I am running my system in SAFE MODE right now.. (hope it actually
    IS safe).
    Gil Tennant, Nov 15, 2009
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  3. Gil Tennant

    Frank-FL Guest

    The blinking will end when defrag is done.
    Frank-FL, Nov 15, 2009
  4. Gil Tennant

    Gil Tennant Guest

    Stopped it with Ctrl-C, anyway.. Seemed to end appropriately after a short
    pause and a confirmation that I had initiated to end it.


    Used Auslogics Disk Defrag - completed in 14 minutes! (versus 12 hours and
    still going, with Windows Defrag.exe... :( )
    Gil Tennant, Nov 15, 2009
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