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Windows 7: Defrag won't start

18 Sep 2010   #1
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 
Defrag won't start

Hi all,

Today I decided to do a defrag with the default Windows 7 defagger. I went to run and typed dfrgui.exe to open it, and nothing happened, no error messages, nothing. I thought, maybe my Auslogics Disk Defrag is conflicting, so I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall that, and still the same results. I tried searching disk defrag in start menu and selecting it from there, and still won't open. I am very confused as to why this is happening and I don't remember changing any settings.

Thanks for the help!

-McDougal


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18 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

As a suggestion why not stay with Auslogics or defragger. Just as good or better than the native defrag.
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18 Sep 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello McDougal.





I put dfrgui.exe into either run or the start search and defrag opens.



Does your system consist of only a Solid State Drive (SSD)?
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18 Sep 2010   #4
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

The reason why I switched from Auslogics is I like the idea of a scheduled defrag in the background. And no, I do not have a SSD, I have a 250GB HDD (see system specs). I am still unable to open the Windows defragger, I tried again.
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18 Sep 2010   #5
gonediscin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am having the same problem. I built my machine a couple months ago, and finally got around to do a defrag. I have no other defrag programs. I do have an SSD as my boot and adobe software drive, but am trying to defrag my data HDD. This has stumpted me big time . The only thing I can think of is that I moved some default locations to the D drive to prevent needless read/wrights to my SSD and maybe that screwed things up, maybe. Windows 7 ultimate 64b is my OS and I want my index over 7 again, please help!
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19 Sep 2010   #6
gonediscin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

żAny suggestions for me and McDougal? I can't even open it when I go to it's file location and run as admin. Im on the admin account, my only account. I am using MS security essentials, if that matters.
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19 Sep 2010   #7
madtownidiot

 

open up services.msc and check the disk defragmenter service .. it may have been disabled to prevent defragmenting of the SSD
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19 Sep 2010   #8
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Oops wow lol I didn't even realize there was a Disk Defragmenter service. I went to services.msc and it was stopped and set on Manual, I set it to Automatic (Delayed Start) and started the service, and I can confirm that it works!
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19 Sep 2010   #9
madtownidiot

 

the defragmenter service is not something you want starting automatically. Unless you plan to defrag every time you boot, set it to manual... glad I could help
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20 Sep 2010   #10
gonediscin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you awesome it works now! I am about to defrag since the program started! I set it to manual. I guess I followed so many instructions to protect my SSD i forgot what I turned off, lol! Thank you Madtownsmartguy, can't call you an idiot after what I did!

Can I leave this on manual and disable accidentally defragging my ssd?
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