Disk Defragmenter problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by leon88, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. leon88

    leon88 Guest

    Hey all,

    For some strange reason my disk defragmenter has stopped working! I ru
    it as usual from the start menu, it requests permission to continue
    which I give, and then nothing happens! I've done a search and severa
    others seem to have this problem as well, but no one's provided
    sollution! Please help
     
    leon88, Feb 10, 2008
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  2. leon88

    brummyfan Guest

    Hi leon88
    Try Auslogics disk defragment tool,it is free and very good.
    www.auslogics.com.
    hope this will help.
     
    brummyfan, Feb 10, 2008
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  3. Vista defrag works in the background when nothing else is happening. It will
    not show what it has done/is doing. It just does it..
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 10, 2008
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  4. leon88

    leon88 Guest

    Hey guys, thanks for the replies!

    brummyfan I'll probably try that, but it just sucks that this isn't
    working, plus the computers not even 5 months old and it's acting up!

    It doesn't show what it does but all the while there's been a little
    window that pops up and provides the option to start defraging now, that
    window doesn't appear anymore! Sigh..
     
    leon88, Feb 10, 2008
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  5. leon88

    Terry Guest

    Read Mike Hall's post again.

    Regards
     
    Terry, Feb 10, 2008
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  6. leon88

    Kathy Guest

    Why is it that I can't see that it's working? I'd rather be able to see it
    running than hope it gets finished - and it never seems to. JMHO
    Kathy
     
    Kathy, Feb 11, 2008
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  7. Defrag never really finishes because files are being manipulated constantly
    by the user. This can be seen by the fact that, having defragged one time,
    going back to defrag a week later shows that fragmenting has occurred yet
    again.

    So, rather than have the user decide on a defrag routine, Vista does it all
    in the background, requiring no intervention from the user. In this way, the
    hard drive is kept in good condition constantly instead of every now and
    again when the user decides that performance is being affected by
    fragmentation.
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 11, 2008
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  8. leon88

    Messor Guest

    Even so, the disk defragmentation program used to run in an activ
    window. I'm having the same problem, and I even check my processes t
    see if it could be running, but it isn't. I also started cmd.exe as a
    administrator and attempted to run defrag.exe with arguments t
    defragment files in all volumes, defragment whole files regardless o
    size, forces the defragmenter if remaining space was low, and to ru
    verbose mode, which is meant to give the user a detailed analysis.
    Nothing happened. If someone else having the problem would like to giv
    it a go and see if it works, just search for cmd.exe from Window
    Explorer, right-click it and select Run as Administrator, and then typ
    "defrag -c -w -f -v" and press enter. Otherwise, Vista's defragmente
    is not working in either the foreground or background
     
    Messor, Mar 26, 2009
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  9. Turn off you scheduled defrag in Vista, then download O & O Defrag 11. Its
    free for 30 days. In your case use the Stealth option. You won't be
    disappointed. MAke it a great day.
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    Computer/Software Tech.


    Charles Richmond
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
     
    THE C. [MS MVP], Mar 27, 2009
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  10. leon88

    Malke Guest

    No one should believe you about anything since you lie about being an MVP.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Mar 27, 2009
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  11. leon88

    Messor Guest

    I found out what the problem is, in my case at least. I don't have th
    permessions to run disk defragmentation for my hard drive. What's od
    is that my account owns the hard drive, and I have full control of it
    but in command line, I fragmented the volume itself and it said "Acces
    is denied." If there's any way to counter this, I would reall
    appreciate you posting it here
     
    Messor, Mar 27, 2009
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  12. Malke....Make it a great day. I know its hard but... don't worry about me. I
    provided links in my sig. just for you. I can provide more if needed!!
    --
    Computer/Software Tech.


    Charles Richmond
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
     
    THE C. [MS MVP], Mar 28, 2009
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  13. Your link is just more of your B/S!

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 30, 2009
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  14. Just because this cowboy places a link to the MVP web page beneath his name
    does ***NOT*** mean he is, in fact, an MVP.

    All indications are that <<<<HE IS NOT>>>>

    Until he posts a link to his official MVP profile do not believe his <<<SELF
    ENDORSEMENT>>>

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 30, 2009
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  15. Richard... get it right, it's Rinestone Cowboy to you. Peasant Fool. Make it
    a great day.
    --
    Computer/Software Tech.


    Charles Richmond
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



     
    THE C. [MS MVP], Mar 30, 2009
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  16. You are in violation of making a sane and coherent post! (-:

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience



     
    Richard Urban, Apr 16, 2009
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  17. leon88

    wembawemba Guest

    I'm not sure this will work, but here goes. My Home Pre. will not even
    open Disk Defragment. but you can do this from the Command Prompt. So,
    Start | Command Prompt | type: defrag /? | enter. And, you can make your
    choice from there. Ain't I slick.
     
    wembawemba, Apr 28, 2009
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