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    Disk Defragmenter problem

    Hey all,

    For some strange reason my disk defragmenter has stopped working! I run 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 several others seem to have this problem as well, but no one's provided a sollution! Please help!

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    Hi leon88
    Try Auslogics disk defragment tool,it is free and very good.
    www.auslogics.com.
    hope this will help.

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    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    "leon88" <leon88.34kfu6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hey all,
    >
    > For some strange reason my disk defragmenter has stopped working! I run
    > 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 several
    > others seem to have this problem as well, but no one's provided a
    > sollution! Please help!
    >
    >
    > --
    > leon88

    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
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx





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    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    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..

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    Terry Guest

    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    Read Mike Hall's post again.

    Regards

    "leon88" <leon88.34ksc1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > 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


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    Kathy Guest

    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    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
    "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "leon88" <leon88.34kfu6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    > news:leon88.34kfu6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >>
    >> Hey all,
    >>
    >> For some strange reason my disk defragmenter has stopped working! I run
    >> 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 several
    >> others seem to have this problem as well, but no one's provided a
    >> sollution! Please help!
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> leon88
    >
    >
    > 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
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    >
    >
    >
    >

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    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    "Kathy" <kathybear@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > 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
    > "Mike Hall - MVP" <mikehall@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uYbAAS$aIHA.484@xxxxxx

    >> "leon88" <leon88.34kfu6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    >> news:leon88.34kfu6@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >>>
    >>> Hey all,
    >>>
    >>> For some strange reason my disk defragmenter has stopped working! I run
    >>> 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 several
    >>> others seem to have this problem as well, but no one's provided a
    >>> sollution! Please help!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> leon88
    >>
    >>
    >> 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
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >

    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.

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    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx





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    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    Even so, the disk defragmentation program used to run in an active window. I'm having the same problem, and I even check my processes to see if it could be running, but it isn't. I also started cmd.exe as an administrator and attempted to run defrag.exe with arguments to defragment files in all volumes, defragment whole files regardless of size, forces the defragmenter if remaining space was low, and to run verbose mode, which is meant to give the user a detailed analysis. Nothing happened. If someone else having the problem would like to give it a go and see if it works, just search for cmd.exe from Windows Explorer, right-click it and select Run as Administrator, and then type "defrag -c -w -f -v" and press enter. Otherwise, Vista's defragmenter is not working in either the foreground or background.

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    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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    "Messor" wrote:

    >
    > Even so, the disk defragmentation program used to run in an active
    > window. I'm having the same problem, and I even check my processes to
    > see if it could be running, but it isn't. I also started cmd.exe as an
    > administrator and attempted to run defrag.exe with arguments to
    > defragment files in all volumes, defragment whole files regardless of
    > size, forces the defragmenter if remaining space was low, and to run
    > verbose mode, which is meant to give the user a detailed analysis.
    > Nothing happened. If someone else having the problem would like to give
    > it a go and see if it works, just search for cmd.exe from Windows
    > Explorer, right-click it and select Run as Administrator, and then type
    > "defrag -c -w -f -v" and press enter. Otherwise, Vista's defragmenter
    > is not working in either the foreground or background.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Messor
    >

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter problem

    THE C. [MS MVP] wrote:

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

    Malke
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