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Defragmenter won't start

by OzBo / May 13, 2008 1:05 PM PDT

The Windows Vista defragmenter suddenly doesn't start any more. I know you cannot follow what it is doing etc., but it really doesn't start at all any more. What can be wrong? I should probably use another tool anyway, but I would just like to know what happened so suddenly???

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A Variety Of Reasons Why...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 13, 2008 2:28 PM PDT
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Thanks, but...
by OzBo / May 13, 2008 2:55 PM PDT

I actually have more than 110 GB of free space and ran chkdsk the other day. I might try the third option, but out of stubbornness I wanted it to start normally. I have found this on the net, but it is for XP:

Anyway, I don't have the inf file they mention at all!!! Or maybe it has another name in Vista? There is nothing with even a similar name in the inf folder!!!
Do you know what the inf file for defrag is called in Vista?


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I found out what it was!
by OzBo / May 13, 2008 3:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks, but...

The Task Scheduler was disabled.
You have to start it in order to run defrag...

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(NT) Good Job & Thanks For Posting Back With the Fix
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 14, 2008 12:54 PM PDT
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vista defrag
by tw111 / May 23, 2008 12:45 AM PDT

I have received my last Windows error message......
my new MacBook is the best Mother's Day gift ever!
Just wish I hadn't fought it for so long.

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