disk defragmentation for VIsta

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Kiko, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Kiko

    Kiko Guest

    The disk defragmentor that came with Vista shows only a circulating icon as
    it progresses. Is there a defragmentor which shows a) how badly the disk
    looks iniitally and b) how the defragmenting is progressing (as in my old XP

    Kiko, Jan 6, 2008
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    Chewie Guest

    Executive Diskeeper or, my personal favourite, Raxco Perfectdisk.
    IMO the XP defrag tool's representation was pointless and I haven't even
    looked at the Vista tool, just went straight for Perfectdisk.
    Chewie, Jan 6, 2008
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  3. Kiko

    Riffrafter Guest

    Just answered the same question on on the vista.general newsgroup.

    I really prefer Auslogics Disk Defragger to the internal Vista defragger.
    It's fast, free, shows you a graphical representation of activity (better
    than XP's by far)
    and gives you the ability to select which drives you want to
    defrag. You can find it here if you're interested:


    Good luck.

    Riffrafter, Jan 6, 2008
  4. Kiko

    Zebra Code Guest

    i'll second this.
    Zebra Code, Jan 6, 2008
  5. Kiko

    bvr Guest

    Thanks for the ideas! I liked the windows 98 version of defrag, which showed
    the little colour coded blocks being moved around. Then xp only showed a
    percentage, and now vista makes it a total secret, not even (as far as I can
    see) confirmation that the defrag did anything.

    My other problem is that you can schedule it to run, but when you go back to
    check what you scheduled, it switches back to 'never'! so it doesnt run.
    This feature worked in windows 98, and was gone in xp, and is now back but
    doesnt work?? I am really confused by this level of 'progress'! LOL.
    bvr, Apr 2, 2008
  6. Kiko

    bvr Guest

    I just downloaded Auslogics Disk Defragger and ran it. It found and fixed
    105 fragmented files. (1.1%). I know that is not a lot, BUT...I ran windows
    vista disk defragmentor this morning!!

    I am sold on the Auslogics program. Thanks again for the information
    everyone!! Has anyone tried their registry cleaner? It costs money, and I
    was wondering if anyone on here has tried it?
    bvr, Apr 2, 2008

  7. Disk defragmentation never stops in reality. As soon as Auslogics says it
    has completed, it has, but only up to that point.

    The essence of Vista defrag is that it quietly works away in the background,
    constantly attending to the drive..

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  8. Kiko

    bvr Guest

    In that case Mike, it is really confusing that Vista lists the option to
    schedule defragmentor...and that function is not working on my version of
    Vista. It claims that the last time it defragmented was January, when I
    manually last told it to do so. That is really confusing, if it is
    constantly doing it, but is keeping it a secret.

    bvr, Apr 2, 2008
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