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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

I have Vista Business and although there is supposed to be a built-in defrag program, when I try to run it ( Drive-->properties-->defrag) it tells me it's not installed & that I need to go to the Control Panel & follow the prompts to install it. However, when I go to the Control Panel I can find no way to actually FIND, let alone INSTALL the built-in defrag.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering if there's a good free download for Vista Biz that I can use for defragging.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:23 PM

Hi SubMariner, try opening a command prompt and type in defrag.exe it should give you a list of parameters to choose from. I can't say I have heard of defrag not been installed before.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:41 AM

In Control Panel, click on "Classic View", then go to "Performance Information and Tools", then to "Advanced Tools" - Disk Defragmenter should be near the bottom of the list there.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:58 AM

In Control Panel, click on "Classic View", then go to "Performance Information and Tools", then to "Advanced Tools" - Disk Defragmenter should be near the bottom of the list there.


Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! I was able to access Performance Info & Tools (etc.) & the disk defrag with no problems. :huh:

However, it was still odd that when did the method I described in my original post that defrag was unavailable to me. How weird is that? :huh:

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

Sounds like something is busted in the interface that launches the defrag. No idea of what it is tho'. You may want to run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW to see if it can pickup something.

When I go to Drive...Properties...Tools tab...Defrag - it launches the dratted interface also.

FWIW - you can also go to Start and type in "dfrgui.exe" to launch the interface manually.
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:14 AM

Sounds like something is busted in the interface that launches the defrag. No idea of what it is tho'. You may want to run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW to see if it can pickup something.


Naww... As long as the method you mentioned works, I'm not going to bother. I'm just a YOOSER. ;)

When I go to Drive...Properties...Tools tab...Defrag - it launches the dratted interface also.

FWIW - you can also go to Start and type in "dfrgui.exe" to launch the interface manually.


Good to know it's not one of those "it's only YOU" problems. ;) Thanks!
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