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#1 syler

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:17 PM

Hello,

I was away from my computer for about 30mins today and when i came back to it i noticed it was running a bit slow. I opened task manager to see what was running
and i noticed these defrag.exe and dfrgntfs.exe were running. I no that these are related to windows disk defragmenter but i don't no how it was running
as i did not start it, can it be set to run automatically?. I have checked the task folder and nothing is scheduled in their, i also look on the disk defragmenter after the
processes had finished and it doesn't look like my HD has been defraged. Does anyone no if this is normal or not?

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:45 PM

Found this from www.techarena

"Go to Control Panel, search on defrag, click on the option presented under
Administrative tools, elevate as needed, and untic Run on a Schedule. Ok
out.

The open task scheduler from Control Panel. In the left pane drill down
through Task Scheduler Library | Microsoft | Windows | Defrag. Disable one
or both of the two tasks for Defrag."
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#3 Platypus

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:02 PM

XP does boot file optimization during idle time. See discussion here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...3&hl=defrag

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#4 syler

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:43 PM

Hi garmanma,

www.techarena

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Thanks for your suggestion but i could not follow it.

Platypus, Thanks for the link that explains it.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:04 PM

Vista also does defrag automatically.




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