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Windows 7: How can I cause a "Scheduled" Defrag to run a lot faster?

21 Apr 2017   #1
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
How can I cause a "Scheduled" Defrag to run a lot faster?

I am still learning about Windows-7. While I have asked somequestions of the Forum attempting to fix a problem(s) on my System, I’m stillfinding other questions that are not problem related. My current need tounderstand is a Windows-7 situation that involves the Disk Defragmenter. I’llattempt to describe what I have experienced and what I’d appreciate an explanationof.

I run the Defragmenter, the display reports theDefragmenters progress and it makes sense to me. It helps me anticipate whenthe Defragmenter will probably complete its job. I like that! I have since triedto schedule the Defragmenter to begin at a specific time and as best as I cantell, it does that. What I need toknow about the Defragmenter is when it’s scheduled to run at a specific time,does it run in the Foreground or the Background?

The reason I’d like to know is a Defrag that I have runbefore, not utilizing the Scheduling function, is now still running after 2.5hours. Before using the Scheduling function, it ran in +- 1.0 hours. Since theScheduled Defrag does not offer the Display to estimate completion and or progress,the System is essentially running the Defragmenter while the User, me, is blindto just how far it has progressed. I can determine that “it or something” elseis running using the Task Monitor. The Task Monitor does not show any “Applications”running but the Resource Monitor shows “plenty” of disk activity. I’d like tobe able to set the Scheduling function but also be able to permanently increasethe Defragmenters “priority” so it ends as quickly as possible. This will allowme to reasonably Schedule a Backup, after the Defrag function is complete. Canit be done / and how? I do appreciate any feedback.

Best regards,

Mike Lynch

PS About an hour after this Post!

It, the Defragger, has a mind of it's own. After appearing to be finished, I Rebooted the System, just because. When it came back up, you guessed it, the Defragger began running again! I noted on the Defragger Screen, while I started this Post and the Defragger at or about 0830am today, the Defragger Screen reported that the last Defrag was run at 0242am. This makes sense as obviously the one I started must not have been "finished". I am attach two Attachments. One shows the Defragger Screen and the other, the Resource Monitor Scree showing the Defragger had started again. If anyone can tell me how to "STOP" the Defragger for now, I'd appreciate it. A Reboot will not do it. Once I better understand the Defragger Scheduler, I'll give it another try. PLEASE HELP ME STOP THIS THING!

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