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    disk defragmenter not working?

    I am new to this forum, but need some advice on the disk defragmenter.
    I tried to defragment the disk last night and left it on all night.
    In the morning, the disk defragmenter 'still' says... this may take a few minutes to a few hours. The disk defragmenter is ususally on a schedule which is every wednesday, but I am beginning to think it has never been defragmented.
    How do I defragement the disk in this situation... and hopefully rectify the automatic scheduled defragementation.

    Ryan

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    Disable the Windows built-in defrag schedule [Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Defragment your hard drive -> uncheck 'run on a schedule'] and use this;

    Auslogics - Download Auslogics Disk Defrag

    Much faster and natively x64. And you get a progress bar

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    I try that and let you know how it works out,

    Ryan

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    I've been letting the Auslogics Disk defragmenter work on my C drive.
    It appears to have stalled at about 90% of the defragementation....1/2" from the finish line! There have been no changed in the # of fragmented/defragmented files for the past 20 min.
    I'll leave it for a while and see what happens.

    Any ideas for what would cause the defragmentation to stall?

    Ryan

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    Interesting that this happened with both programs, in my mind that means a file is corrupt somwhere..

    Can you see which file the defragmentation has stopped on?

    If not try this; Computer -> Right click "Your HDD" -> Properties -> Tools -> Error Checking -> Check both boxes, hit start, schedule a scan, and restart your computer.

    Hopefully the diskcheck will find and rectify the file that is giving you trouble.

    ps this will take a long time, possibly hours, and it can not be interrupted.

    If you can tell which file is causing the hang-up, though, don't do the diskcheck just yet, just let us know which file it is.

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    Run error checking first on the drive. The first defrag can take a long time depending on speed of drive, total size of files, number of files and level of fragmentation.

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    Re: disk defragmenter not working?

    The Auslogics disk defragmenter managed to finally finish defragmenting.
    It took a while!
    THanks for the help

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