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disk defragmenter not working?

ryancr500

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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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Brian the King

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#2
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 :cool:
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP tx2000z
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-68 Gold Edition
    Motherboard
    Quanta 305E/nVidia nForce 430
    Memory
    4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 6150 64MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio/Altec Lansing
    Hard Drives
    250GB 5400RPM SATA
    PSU
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Case
    HP Echo tx2000z

ryancr500

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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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Brian the King

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#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP tx2000z
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-68 Gold Edition
    Motherboard
    Quanta 305E/nVidia nForce 430
    Memory
    4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 6150 64MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio/Altec Lansing
    Hard Drives
    250GB 5400RPM SATA
    PSU
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Case
    HP Echo tx2000z
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#6
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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System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

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