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Disk Defragmenter problem

leon88

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#1
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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brummyfan

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#2
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

#3
"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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leon88

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#4
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

#5
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

#6
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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M

Mike Hall - MVP

#7
"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.

--
Mike Hall - MVP
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx
 

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Messor

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#8
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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THE C. [MS MVP]

#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.
--
Computer/Software Tech.


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



"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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Messor

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#11
I found out what the problem is, in my case at least. I don't have the permessions to run disk defragmentation for my hard drive. What's odd 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 "Access is denied." If there's any way to counter this, I would really appreciate you posting it here.
 

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THE C. [MS MVP]

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



"Malke" wrote:

> 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
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>
>
 

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Richard Urban

#13
Your link is just more of your B/S!

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"THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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/
>
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>

>> 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
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>
>>
 

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Richard Urban

#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>>>

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Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience



"THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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/
>
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>

>> 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
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>
>>
 

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THE C. [MS MVP]

#15
Richard... get it right, it's Rinestone Cowboy to you. Peasant Fool. Make it
a great day.
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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



"Richard Urban" wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
> "THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C9A3D08F-B321-4899-84A7-F96D20FE909C@xxxxxx

> > 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/
> >
> >
> >
> > "Malke" wrote:
> >

> >> 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
> >> --
> >> MS-MVP
> >> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
> >> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
> >>
> >>
>
 

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Steve

#16
Malke, Please read this page.
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx Your in violation
of the rules of conduct.

Thanks Steve



"THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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/
>
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>

>> 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
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>
>>
 

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#17
Her what is in violation?


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"Steve" <vze245by@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Malke, Please read this page.
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx Your in
> violation of the rules of conduct.
>
> Thanks Steve
>
>
>
> "THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C9A3D08F-B321-4899-84A7-F96D20FE909C@xxxxxx

>> 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/
>>
>>
>>
>> "Malke" wrote:
>>

>>> 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
>>> --
>>> MS-MVP
>>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>>
>>>
>
 

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Gordon

#18
"Steve" <vze245by@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Malke, Please read this page.
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx Your in
> violation of the rules of conduct.
>

Err what violation?
"the C" advertises himself as an MVP and consistently fails to give any
details when requested.

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Richard Urban

#19
You are in violation of making a sane and coherent post! (-:

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"Steve" <vze245by@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:ezjhTDgvJHA.4476@xxxxxx

> Malke, Please read this page.
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx Your in
> violation of the rules of conduct.
>
> Thanks Steve
>
>
>
> "THE C. [MS MVP]" <THEC.@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C9A3D08F-B321-4899-84A7-F96D20FE909C@xxxxxx

>> 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/
>>
>>
>>
>> "Malke" wrote:
>>

>>> 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
>>> --
>>> MS-MVP
>>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>>
>>>
>
 

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#20
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.





"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...
>>
>>
>> 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
>> Mike's Window
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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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Mike's Window
 

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