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X_Xeroid
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Disk Defragmenter

I have a Pavilion dv4-1125nr PC running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit. While running disk defragmenter everything seems to be working OK with the disk LED flashing at a regular interval. I realize disk defragmenter can take a long time.  After about 3 or 4 minutes I think it goes to sleep and stops defragmenting because the screen goes black, all indicator lamps go out, the on switch lamp flashes, the power lamp flashes, and the disk LED stays off. The computer will stay in this state until I touch the mouse pad or a key and then it will go back into the Defrag process. Does the Defrag actually stop running during this time and if so, is there anything I can do to prevent it?  Thanks

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Homerepairman
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Re: Disk Defragmenter

If its running as a scheduled task it will do this.

 

You can modify the task if you wish and stop this.

There are conditions of the task you can change.

 

Or you can run it manually.

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Thanks  I am running it manually when this happens, however it is set up to run automatically. I shut my computer down when its not in use, so its never on during the scheduled time. I didn't think it would run with my computer off, so that's why I run it manually.

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DavidPK
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Re: Disk Defragmenter

Hi,

 

The free version of Auslogics Disk Defrag is much faster than the application included with Windows.  You can download the installer for this on the following link.

 

http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-Disk-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10567503.html?part=dl-6267754&subj=dl&tag...

 

When you first run the application, make sure that Local Disk C is the only option ticked in the list of drives/partitions to be defragmented.  There is no benefit in defragging the other partitions and this can cause issues.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Re: Disk Defragmenter

Does Disk Defrag actually stop working when this happens, and if so, by removing it from a scheduled time, will my problem disappear? Am I correct that it will not run with my computer turned off nor will it run when my computer is turned on after the scheduled time? Thanks

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Re: Disk Defragmenter

Hi,

 

You are quite correct that the windows defragmenter will not run with the notebook off or if the notebook is turned on after the time the application was scheduled to start.

 

If you are not going to use Windows Deframenter, I would recommend turning it off as described on the following link.

 

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/disable_disk_defragmenter_schedule.htm

 

All the best,

 

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Thanks for the info.

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Re: Disk Defragmenter

Hi,

 

You're welcome :smileyhappy:

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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