20th December 2011, 11:16 #1
Defragging Hard Disk Under Vista
I have Defrag set to run once a week automatically.
Do I also need to run a Defrag manually on occasions, or will I get the same result?
Although Defrag is set to run weekly, I have never noticed the programme running. Is this unusual?
20th December 2011, 12:37 #2
If you have set Vista defrag utility to run every week, I think it should be good enough. It runs in the background as per your set preferences. This link may help you in Understanding Windows Vista Disk Defragmenting Utility. | WinVistaClub
If you are looking for some freeware 3rd party defrag utilities see this: Freeware Disk Defragmenter Utilities for Windows | WinVistaClub.
20th December 2011, 13:53 #3
Thanks for responding.
I note from the page you sent that Defrag only runs when the machine is idle.
When my machine is on it is being used, at other times, it is switched off.
Will Defrag be doing its job?
21st December 2011, 11:22 #4
Yes, it will be doing its job. The defrag happens quietly in the background during its scheduled times when the processor is idle or near-idle. The default schedule, for this automatic behind-the-scenes work, I think, is weekly, every Wednesday at 1:00 AM.
21st December 2011, 11:32 #5
16th January 2012, 15:00 #6
Try IObit's Smart Defrag. It helped me since it also has boot- time defrag.