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Windows 7: Defrag: Last run?

08 Aug 2014   #1
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Defrag: Last run?

I have defrag scheduled for 0300 every Wednesday.

The Current status: window reads (C:) Last Run 2/13/14.

Does that mean that's when Defrag last ran or when Analyze disk last ran?

Thank you!


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08 Aug 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

When it last ran.
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08 Aug 2014   #3
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Ztruker - how can I determine why it's not running as scheduled?

Will it not run unless fragmentation is over a certain threshold?
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08 Aug 2014   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Is it an SSD? If so, it won't run. Do NOT defrag a SSD.
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08 Aug 2014   #5
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It is not an SSD.
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08 Aug 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Last Run time shown is the last time it was analyzed. If, when analyzed, it needed defragging and it is set to automatically defrag, then Last Run will reflect when it was last defragged. To get the current state of fragmentation, it is necessary to manually analyze it. Methinks it won't run if something else is running at the scheduled time.
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09 Aug 2014   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Task Scheduler under Actions on the right side click Enable All Tasks History.
This will allow you to see if and when the scheduled Defrag task ran.
If there are problems it should show messages that can help with troubleshooting.
The Defrag task only runs when the PC is idle.
If it starts and the PC becomes not idle, the task will stop and restart later when the PC is idle.

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09 Aug 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just looked in Event Viewer and it logs the Defrag runs. This is under Win 8 Pro X64 but I'm sure Win 7 is the same.

Defrag: Last run?-evdefrag.jpg

The red Error entries are for partitions that are not defragable (I think):

Defrag: Last run?-evdefrag2.jpg

Defrag: Last run?-evdefrag3.jpg

I have 3 hard drives, SSD, 2TB and 1.5TB with partitions C: through H:.

Defrag: Last run?-diskman.jpg


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10 Aug 2014   #9
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Ztruker for your help.

That helps me to visualize what I should be seeing - I'll wait until after the next scheduled Defrag run and see what is logged.
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13 Aug 2014   #10
ixodid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I enabled All Tasks History and waited until after the scheduled time (this morning at 0300).

I viewed the Task Scheduler History tab and there are no entries there.

The Last Run Time for Defrag was about two months ago.

The top pane of the Task Scheduler lists only one item - the Defrag.

How do I determine what the problem is?

Thank you!
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