In Vista, this is not automatic even if you are logged in as the administrator. In the mean time, I'll keep trying to debug the problem blind. Nope, it is not on battery. That we actually got to see what it was doing and how long it was taking? Since Vista, defragment has been automatic so if your hard disk needs defragmenting and you leave your computer open for a few hours, Windows should automatically defrag your drive. Such omissions sometimes portend others. As it doesn't give any information at all I guess I'll never know if I have to use it or not. Unfortunately you won't see a progress bar nor an estimation about the time left until the end of the process.
But note it appears it is not Cody that is trying to run, but some other program that is being called up that is trying to run it. In the scheduling window choose the frequency, the day and the time when the automatic defragmentation should start. I had read that using auslogics or smart defrag were a better alternative but never was able to find out why. Thanks so Very Very Much Thanks for all the help and information. During the final steps of the installation, I had an electrical shortage. If someone doesn't want to see that then why not have an option to see or not see progress and time remaining? I have tried downloading programmes to speed up defrag, but the downloads dont work, security reasons i gather. I click on it and I try to check the disk for errors.
Also working fine so far on my Vista x64 and Win 7 x86 installs. Can I repartition the disk to allow Vista C: to acces all 140 Gb? So I defragment the volume. Here's another Vista Defrag problem: Entering defrag c: at a command prompt brings up an error message. Oops - perhaps I spoke too soon. If I hit the Run button in task scheduler I also find no evidence of the process.
I want to see what the progress is on the defragmenter. Defrag button is grayed out? I agree with most of the above, having no idera when my disk defragmenter will finish it work is absolutely rubbish. I'm annoyed at the fact that its taken almost all afternoon to defrag and counting Mar 23, 2008 I cannot defrag. Check the status of the Task Scheduler service. Only reason I haven't thrown the hard drive out the window is because I have enough experience with computers to know how to work around most of the issues that arise.
Disk Defragmenter does not work? When is Microsoft going to issue a solution to the Vista program problem? In general, Vista's defragger is designed for the average user and is thus tuned for automatic behind-the-scenes work: by default, the defrag utility is scheduled to run weekly. Heck, I'd rather chose not to look at it than wait 3 hours for the process to complete. I will also find the computer in sleep mode. I don't even defrag much anymore because of all these problems. If you want to schedule automatic defragmentations, first click on Modify schedule.
I've had it scheduled to automatically run once weekly, though I've never seen anything to indicate it's running at the scheduled time. Jul 15, 2009 I have been playing around with my Vista for some days now. I bought Perfectdisk to get better defragmentation than Windows Vista provides. Vista's defrag is automatic Vista's defragmenter is automatic and does not show any progress graphically. If you really want to keep a close eye on fragmentation, I'd recommend using the command-line tool Defrag. Defragging both my computers for about 5 hours now. So I defragment the volume.
I didn't think I have so much troble in doing so!! In the task scheduler the last run time always just states never. On automatic defrag, it also does not ever seem to finish defragmenting the drive s however long it runs, which is real pity because it is a brilliant idea botched by Microsoft. Vista cost me so much it should improve upon previous versions not become more primitive and user unfriendly. The Task Scheduler service is set to automatic startup. The volume is 19% free.
In this article I will go through the new interface and the available options and you will see for yourselves how easy it is to use the new Disk Defragmenter. If not sure, leave it and do more research or come back here and ask. I do have a copy of Perfect Disk 8. The computer responded fine to all these changes until today. Not to mention the fact that it takes 10x longer on Vista to degrag your hard drive. You no longer have menus or the colored graphs showing you how the data is arranged on your hard drive.
In summary, If you are lucky enough for Shrink Volume to work for you, great. I can not afford to buy extra tools, like diskkeeper, to maintain my systems. Disk defragmenter doesn't work, errors keep popping up, my games all have issues running. If you want to cancel the process, just press the Cancel defragmentation button. But since then my computer hasn't been starting up at all. It is more satisfying to see it! In Vista, this process is a lot more complicated, but yet a lot more effective.
This is why I recommend you to do this during the night or when you go to work and the computer is not being used. Anyway, enough ranting about Vista for now, I guess. Ever since I fixed my autochk. How to use Disk Cleanup How to scan your disks for errors How to Defragment your hard drives 5 Reset your system restore points. Robert Archived from groups: microsoft. Third - you need to do cleanup of the disk - not defragmenting - if you expect to free up space.