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Windows 7: Machine keep defrag the drive even after disable the task.

31 Dec 2015   #1
mr kp

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Machine keep defrag the drive even after disable the task.

Hi,

I have several machines that I need to disable the defragmentation. Due to the way backup software operate, defragmentation create a large snapshot and a few of them are over 150GB.
Here is what I have done so far and without luck, the drive still being defragged.

- Disable the scheduled task via the gui
- Disable the task via task scheduler
- Disable the service
- Add registry to disable boot time optimization
- Rename defrag.exe to defrag.old


Any thought and advice?
Thank you in advance.


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31 Dec 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried the following:

Click the Start Button & in the search slot, type Computer Management & hit Enter, when it opens select Services & Applications, then click on Services, then scroll down the list until you see Disc Defragmenter, double click on that & a window will open & you will see Start Up Type with a drop down bar alongside, click on that & select Disable. Then click on Apply to set the change.

Post back if you have any problems.
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31 Dec 2015   #3
mr kp

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you for the quick reply. Yes I have disable the service
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31 Dec 2015   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
defrag

Do you have any OEM or optimiser progs on your comp, it might not be just MS.

Roy
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31 Dec 2015   #5
mr kp

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nothing I could think of and it happened to serveral machines on a several area/location. What really got me stuck is I even rename defrag.exe to defrag.old. It still got defragged.
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31 Dec 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you using any 3rd party Defrag tool or system optimizer program?
Are you using any IObit programs?
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31 Dec 2015   #7
mr kp

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No to all questions. The machine is fairly bare bone. Only business applications. EDIT: I also attached the list of software installed on one of the machine in question


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01 Jan 2016   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Adding to the other members that have offered suggestions, could your problem be caused by one of the programs you have installed on your computer. I notice you have some programs that many users would not be familiar with & I am certainly one of those. The programs that I am referring to are:

Screen Connect Client.
Storage Craft Shadow Protect.

I have had a look at these on the web & it seems they each have a user forum so it might be worth checking that out.
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01 Jan 2016   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Please dissable Lenovo LBAI, its thier Bios updater tool, and see what happens.

Roy
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04 Jan 2016   #10
mr kp

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Adding to the other members that have offered suggestions, could your problem be caused by one of the programs you have installed on your computer. I notice you have some programs that many users would not be familiar with & I am certainly one of those. The programs that I am referring to are:

Screen Connect Client.
Storage Craft Shadow Protect.

I have had a look at these on the web & it seems they each have a user forum so it might be worth checking that out.
Screen Connect Client is for remote control. I have check on their forum no luck.
Storagecraft Shadow Protect is a backup software. The forum suggest me to enable process monitoring event which I did. No process logged that is out of ordinary.
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