The exact details of the Defrag.exe process are
Command line: C:\Windows\system32\defrag.exe -c -h -o -$
Description: Disk Defragmenter Module
If I log off and log-on again, or restart the machine, or turn it off, take out the battery, reinsrt the battery and start the machine up, then this process is still running when I open task manager once logged in. I have seen this process running in the same way on three days in a row now.
I have looked at task scheduler and found it is scheduled to run weekly, and I have seen it in the past but it's never run for this long before.
Why would it be running like this if the defragmenting options/interface/analysis (dfrgui.exe) says I have no fragmentation on any disc?
I also ran a quick manual Defrag on C:\ drive, and after doing so this automated task was still in the background.
The exact properties of the Defrag.exe file are that it is: 177KB(181,248) in size, found in C:\Windows\system32\, created modified and accessed on july 26th 2012, has an original file name of Defrag.EXE, it's language is English (United States), it's product name is Windows Drive Optimizer, it's copyright is ©2012 Microsoft Corp. .
Does having this strangely running like this indicate problems with the drives? Does it indicate potential issues with system files? Imminent death of a hardware component?
Are there other less worrying ptoential reasons for it running like this for such a long time?
It isn't hogging resources or slowing anything down, the process running isn't giving me any problems but the fact it is running like this seems strange.
Edited by rp88, 12 May 2015 - 12:34 PM.