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    My Windows Vista on my laptop has been defragmenting for 12 hours, is that normal?

    As above really, set it to defragment at above 7pm last night and it's still going. The hard drive is 150GB if that helps and it hasn't been done for a good while (forever!)

    Just wondering if it's still doing it's thing or if I should cancel and start again?

    Thank yous x

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    well mine took 7 hours and my hardrive size is only 80???

    doesnt it also depend on how much space you got on your hardrive left...and how fast it is

    [FONT=Verdana]Assuming your using the bundled defragmentation utility it's still taking a bit to long in my book - how much free disk space do you have on it, as you need a set amount under Vista (off the top of my head it's ten percent) to allow it to carry out the job.

    You might want to also consider using Defraggler, as it's a lot faster I find than the built-in Vista solution.

    Defraggler - Features
    piriform.com/def…res

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Vista now includes an automatic defragment system that is enabled by default so dont know why you are even bothering

    [SIZE=2]Taken from ]worlstart.com: [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]By default, the disk defrag feature in Windows Vista is set up to defrag your system approximately every four times you restart your computer. It just starts on its own, no matter what you're working on or what you're doing on your computer at the time. As you can imagine, that slows your computer down quite a bit. So, if you'd like to speed your system back up by turning the auto-defrag feature off, here's how you can do it.

    First, double click on the Computer icon on your desktop. Once there, right click on your C: drive and choose Properties. Next, hit the Tools tab and then select the option that says "Defragment Now." (I know that may sound like the opposite of what you should be doing, but stick with me. It will all work out in the end!) Lastly, uncheck the box that says "Run on a schedule." That will stop all the scheduled defrags from running and from here on out, you can run the defrag whenever it's convenient for you. Just don't forget to do it every now and then![/SIZE]
    I use cc cleaner or smart defrag both are free

    Scotty Boy;7668806

    [FONT=Verdana]Assuming your using the bundled defragmentation utility … [FONT=Verdana]Assuming your using the bundled defragmentation utility it's still taking a bit to long in my book - how much free disk space do you have on it, as you need a set amount under Vista (off the top of my head it's ten percent) to allow it to carry out the job.You might want to also consider using Defraggler, as it's a lot faster I find than the built-in Vista solution.Defraggler - Featureshttp://www.piriform.com/defraggler/featuresCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Is this app free?

    Original Poster

    gabriel2k7;7668799

    well mine took 7 hours and my hardrive size is only 80???doesnt it also … well mine took 7 hours and my hardrive size is only 80???doesnt it also depend on how much space you got on your hardrive left...and how fast it is


    I have 29GB free,dunno how fast it it :oops:

    Scotty Boy;7668806

    [FONT=Verdana]Assuming your using the bundled defragmentation utility … [FONT=Verdana]Assuming your using the bundled defragmentation utility it's still taking a bit to long in my book - how much free disk space do you have on it, as you need a set amount under Vista (off the top of my head it's ten percent) to allow it to carry out the job.You might want to also consider using Defraggler, as it's a lot faster I find than the built-in Vista solution.Defraggler - Featureshttp://www.piriform.com/defraggler/featuresCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


    Thanks will try it :thumbsup:

    csiman;7668864

    Vista now includes an automatic defragment system that is enabled by … Vista now includes an automatic defragment system that is enabled by default so dont know why you are even bothering


    I only saw this when I went to defragment it, but as I hadn't ever seen it doing anything and the computer is running slow I thought I would try it anyway

    tonyd19565;7668995

    [SIZE=2]Taken from ]www.worlstart.com: [/SIZE][SIZE=2]By default, the … [SIZE=2]Taken from ]www.worlstart.com: [/SIZE][SIZE=2]By default, the disk defrag feature in Windows Vista is set up to defrag your system approximately every four times you restart your computer. It just starts on its own, no matter what you're working on or what you're doing on your computer at the time. As you can imagine, that slows your computer down quite a bit. So, if you'd like to speed your system back up by turning the auto-defrag feature off, here's how you can do it.First, double click on the Computer icon on your desktop. Once there, right click on your C: drive and choose Properties. Next, hit the Tools tab and then select the option that says "Defragment Now." (I know that may sound like the opposite of what you should be doing, but stick with me. It will all work out in the end!) Lastly, uncheck the box that says "Run on a schedule." That will stop all the scheduled defrags from running and from here on out, you can run the defrag whenever it's convenient for you. Just don't forget to do it every now and then![/SIZE]I use cc cleaner or smart defrag both are free



    Thanks I have turned it off, incase this was decreasing my speed - have cancelled the defragmenting just now as it still wasn't finished, just dunno why my computer is running slow - maybe the automatic thingy isn't helping :thinking:

    Mrs.Z;7669624

    I have 29GB free,dunno how fast it it :oops:Thanks I have turned it off, … I have 29GB free,dunno how fast it it :oops:Thanks I have turned it off, incase this was decreasing my speed - have cancelled the defragmenting just now as it still wasn't finished, just dunno why my computer is running slow - maybe the automatic thingy isn't helping :thinking:



    [FONT=Verdana]That's more than enough disk space for the defrag, as 10% of 150GB would be 15GB (so your fully covered in that area).

    Please let us know how it goes going forward and fingers crossed you'll be all sorted out now.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Unless you're using FAT32 for some reason I wouldn't bother defragging these days, it doesn't seem to make any different any more.

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;7669756

    [FONT=Verdana]That's more than enough disk space for the defrag, as 10% … [FONT=Verdana]That's more than enough disk space for the defrag, as 10% of 150GB would be 15GB (so your fully covered in that area).Please let us know how it goes going forward and fingers crossed you'll be all sorted out now.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


    Thanks I did it, took a good few hours with the deflraggler thingy, dunno if it seems to have improved the speed though :thinking:

    EndlessWaves;7673334

    Unless you're using FAT32 for some reason I wouldn't bother defragging … Unless you're using FAT32 for some reason I wouldn't bother defragging these days, it doesn't seem to make any different any more.


    I am not much good with the technical side on computers, have ou got any suggestions what I could try to speed up my computer?

    I have run CC Cleaner, Malware Bytes, SpyBot and now Defraggler

    Vista will use NTFS by default. Don't worry about what he/she said about FAT32.

    However, NTFS does mean that de fragmenting isn't as important as before. But it is still worth doing. After all, its not like you have to watch it defragment the drive.
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