Defrag

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Stephen, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    With the new Vista, there is not any indications of how far along the defrag
    is.
    It states it may take minutes to hours. Well mine has been going for hours
    and not completed yet and no indications it will finish soon.
    Any others have any experience with this?
     
    Stephen, Aug 5, 2007
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  2. Stephen

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Defrag is now a low priority background service. There are no graphics or
    interface to watch (did you really enjoy watching blocks move anyways?) It
    will run as needed during idle times. Initially this may be a lengthy run,
    as an OS install tends to splatter data all over the drive.
     
    Rick Rogers, Aug 5, 2007
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  3. Stephen

    andy Guest

    I have manually run the defrag as my computer( new) has been slow to close
    down and slow to start up...the defrag has been running for 6 hrs
    already..how many hours does it take to defrag on Manual and should I let it
    continue on manual defrag......Need help
     
    andy, Aug 5, 2007
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  4. Stephen

    brink Guest

    Hi Stephen,

    It really depends on how large your hard drive is. You can run Disk
    Defragmenter from a elevated command prompt to give it more priority.
    You can see how here with all the different options:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81786-disk-defragmenter-command-prompt.html

    Another good option is a free program called "Auslogics Disk Defrag".
    It runs much faster and has the bar graphs and a progress bar. You can
    download it here:

    'Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks'
    (http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/)

    Shawn


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    brink, Aug 5, 2007
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  5. Stephen

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Andy,

    How long defrag takes depends on a number of factors. How much data there
    is, how badly fragmented it is, how much drive space there is, etc. A badly
    fragmented drive could easily take days to correct. However, it may not be
    the cause of your problems. A fragmented drive can cause slow performance,
    but delays in startup and shutdown are more likely to be caused by programs
    (either overloaded at startup, or failing to acknowledge a terminate signal
    at shutdown). I would concentrate your efforts on those potential issues
    rather than be concerned about fragmentation (which, by the way, when left
    on automatic will take care of that issue without having to manually run
    it).
     
    Rick Rogers, Aug 5, 2007
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  6. Stephen

    Lord Takyon Guest


    Vista Defrag is fine if you just want something slow running in the
    background, but if you want good on demand scanning then you have to go
    third party. Personally I use Ultimate Defrag, but there are many many more
    available, just have a look. I used O&O for several years too.

    FWIW the built in defrag on Vista for me takes forever. It literally takes
    hours, usually 10 or more, even when the system is idle. I have left it
    overnight and sometimes it still is not finished.
     
    Lord Takyon, Aug 5, 2007
    #6
  7. Stephen

    Rollbar Guest

    I have ran the defrag & after annilization it say's everthing is OK, but, I
    want to manually run it anyway. After I run it (taking 30min) it say's the
    samething. I'm just wondering if it does it or not cause I do not see any
    change.

    P.S. I defrag once a week.

    Thanks,
     
    Rollbar, Aug 7, 2007
    #7
  8. u r not the only one, my brand new vista laptop has been trying to defrag over and over again. One time it ran for 5-6 HOURS and a message said "Windows Vista Defrag Aborted. (error code, ????????????????)



    Stephen wrote:

    Defrag
    04-Aug-07

    With the new Vista, there is not any indications of how far along the defrag
    is.
    It states it may take minutes to hours. Well mine has been going for hours
    and not completed yet and no indications it will finish soon.
    Any others have any experience with this?

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    Defrag
    With the new Vista, there is not any indications of how far along the defrag
    is.
    It states it may take minutes to hours. Well mine has been going for hours
    and not completed yet and no indications it will finish soon.
    Any others have any experience with this?

    Hi,Defrag is now a low priority background service.
    Hi,

    Defrag is now a low priority background service. There are no graphics or
    interface to watch (did you really enjoy watching blocks move anyways?) It
    will run as needed during idle times. Initially this may be a lengthy run,
    as an OS install tends to splatter data all over the drive.




    I have manually run the defrag as my computer( new) has been slow to close
    I have manually run the defrag as my computer( new) has been slow to close
    down and slow to start up...the defrag has been running for 6 hrs
    already..how many hours does it take to defrag on Manual and should I let it
    continue on manual defrag......Need help

    :

    Re: Defrag
    Stephen;410072 Wrote:

    Hi Stephen,

    It really depends on how large your hard drive is. You can run Disk
    Defragmenter from a elevated command prompt to give it more priority.
    You can see how here with all the different options:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81786-disk-defragmenter-command-prompt.html

    Another good option is a free program called "Auslogics Disk Defrag".
    It runs much faster and has the bar graphs and a progress bar. You can
    download it here:

    'Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks'
    (http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/)

    Shawn


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    Hi Andy,How long defrag takes depends on a number of factors.
    Hi Andy,

    How long defrag takes depends on a number of factors. How much data there
    is, how badly fragmented it is, how much drive space there is, etc. A badly
    fragmented drive could easily take days to correct. However, it may not be
    the cause of your problems. A fragmented drive can cause slow performance,
    but delays in startup and shutdown are more likely to be caused by programs
    (either overloaded at startup, or failing to acknowledge a terminate signal
    at shutdown). I would concentrate your efforts on those potential issues
    rather than be concerned about fragmentation (which, by the way, when left
    on automatic will take care of that issue without having to manually run
    it).




    Re: Defrag


    Vista Defrag is fine if you just want something slow running in the
    background, but if you want good on demand scanning then you have to go
    third party. Personally I use Ultimate Defrag, but there are many many more
    available, just have a look. I used O&O for several years too.

    FWIW the built in defrag on Vista for me takes forever. It literally takes
    hours, usually 10 or more, even when the system is idle. I have left it
    overnight and sometimes it still is not finished.

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    I have ran the defrag & after annilization it say's everthing is OK, but, I
    I have ran the defrag & after annilization it say's everthing is OK, but, I
    want to manually run it anyway. After I run it (taking 30min) it say's the
    samething. I'm just wondering if it does it or not cause I do not see any
    change.

    P.S. I defrag once a week.

    Thanks,




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