vista disc defrag question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    this thing has been running for about 4 hours, I have absolutely no progress report to see how much is left to do

    is there anyway to see a progress graph?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    4 hours is forever. Mine defrags and gives me a report in a much shorter period of time.

    I'd wager there is an issue somewhere in your system.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    but why is there no graph to see if progress is being made?

    I had to shut down and cancelled out of the defrag, if I knew that it was making progress or near completion I would have left the box running
     
  4. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    the vista defrag interface sucks... and afaik, there's no way to change it :(
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    The actual performance of it rocks. The interface and options sucks. SP1 adds the ability to choose which volumes to defragment but offers no interface changes.

    My notebook took about an hour (64GB SSD) to defragment the first time.
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I believe the defrag runs automatically:

    1. Click Start.

    2. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    3. Click Control Panel.

    4. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    5. Click System and Maintenance.

    6. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    7. Under the Administrative Tools section at the bottom, click Defragment your hard drive.

    8. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    9. Click or unclick Run automatically (recommended) depending if you want this feature enabled or disabled.

    10. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    11. Click OK

    12. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    13. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    14. Click OK to the UAC if it appears.

    et cetera :p
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it runs automatically on a schedule by default on my box, it's supposed to run in the morning on wed.

    I wanted to run it and then compare perfect disc against it
     
  8. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    My guess is perfect disk will win...

    Let us know how perfect disk does. I've been thinking about ugrading, my version is two releases old now.
     
  9. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    PerfectDisk, Diskeeper, etc are all superior. The defrag in windows from 2000 onwards has been a crippled version of Diskeeper since it was the diskeeper guys that came up with the defrag APi for microsoft.
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    There is really no need to manually start defrag in Vista as defrag happens in the background automatically when the PC is idle and when the PC is no longer idle the defrag turns off.
     
  11. Raptor80

    Raptor80 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Why would you want to defrag a SSD? From what I understand, any performance boost from defragging a SSD is minimal because it contains no moving parts. I am not sure, but I think these drives also have a limited number of read/write cycles. (Though that number may be large enough to be of no concern in real life)


    As for automatic background defrag, yeah it totally rocks.:cool: No point in sticking with manual or scheduled defrags when the defragger can handle everything on it's own more efficiently. Third party auto defraggers provide better performance, slicker UIs and way more options compared to Vista's although the underlying concept is similar.