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Solved: Windows 7 - disk defragmenter doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by hotskates, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    It appears I can't run my disk defragmenter anymore. Every time when I'm trying to analyze the disk, it shows 0% although it's been about 3 months since I last time defragmented it, so it must have some kind of fragmentation. Also, when I highlight for example "system" and click defragment nothing happens. Before when I highlighted system and clicked degragment, the % number would show up and start going from 1 to 2, etc........ Now it just acts like it is turned off. It doesn't work on any of the 4 category choices (OS, Recovery, system, and my external hard drive).
     
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    Unless you've changed it, Windows 7 will automatically defragment itself every so often (I think the default is Wednesday nights). It's therefore entirely possible that there's no problem after all.

    If that doesn't seem likely, I suggest you pick up another defrag tool (such as Piriform's defraggler) and see what it makes of your drive. Bear in mind that it over-reports some things, such as including the page file in the analysis even though it can't do anything to it.
     
  3. hotskates

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    I have had the automatic defrag feature turned off for three months, so it hasn't been defragged and now it won't.
     
  4. jenae

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    Hi, windows seven introduced a new service for defrag, to check if it is not disabled go to start, search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-

    sc query defragsvc > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) post the notepad outcome here.

    You can control defrag via the cmd prompt as well, from an elevated cmd (as shown) to analyse say C: drive you would type:-

    defrag - a c: , to defrag the drive type defrag c:
     
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