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Windows 7: Defrag: Last run?

13 Aug 2014   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Is the ScheduledDefrag task enabled ?

Right click on the Task and if you see the Enable option, click it.


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13 Aug 2014   #12
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Is the ScheduledDefrag task enabled ?

Right click on the Task and if you see the Enable option, click it.
Yes, it is enabled.

Additional info:

When I open Task Scheduler, I get a dialog that reads

"Task BackgroundConfigSurveyor: The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with."
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13 Aug 2014   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here is an old SF thread I found.
It looks like post #3 has a fix for this issue.
Make sure you have backups in case anything goes wrong.

task backgroundconfigsurveyor:The task image is corrupt
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22 Aug 2014   #14
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, David

I performed the fix you linked to - it appears to have worked.

Now I'll see if Defrag runs at the next scheduled time.

I appreciate your help!
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22 Aug 2014   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome.
Glad to hear that worked and thanks for posting back!
Let us know if the scheduled defrags work.
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27 Aug 2014   #16
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

According to Task Scheduler, Defrag did not run this morning.

I am looking in Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Defrag.

In Disk Defragmenter, it reads: "Scheduled defragmentation is turned on - Run at 03:00 every Wednesday

How do I figure out why Defrag is not running?
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27 Aug 2014   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In the Defrag Scheduled Task what does it show for Next Run Time ?

Are other scheduled tasks running ok ?

I would do a System File Check (SFC) to see if that finds and fixes any issues.
If SFC finds issues you may need to run it 3 times with a reboot after each run to fix all issues.
Use Option TWO in this tutorial by Brink.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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27 Aug 2014   #18
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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In the Defrag Scheduled Task what does it show for Next Run Time ?
9/3/2014 03:00:00 - over the period that I've been working on this issue (last couple of weeks), the Next Run Time has always been as it should be - i.e. the next Wednesday at 0300

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Are other scheduled tasks running ok ?
I don't know. The Task Status Summary is 88 total.... 0 failed. Does that answer your question?

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I would do a System File Check (SFC) to see if that finds and fixes any issues.
Elevated command reads: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Another other ideas?
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27 Aug 2014   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, if it shows 88 Total and 0 failed it sounds like tasks do run ok.

See if you can manually run the Defrag task.
Right click on the Defrag Task and click Run.
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28 Aug 2014   #20
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I ran Defrag manually last night. It appeared to have run normally.

However, it ran it from Control Panel > Disk Defragmenter, not by right-clicking on the task from Task Manager as you said (I guess I inadvertently skipped that part of what you wrote - sorry).

Does running it from Control Panel > Disk Defragmenter make any difference as far as troubleshooting the issue goes?
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