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badlandsrox
11-15-2008, 11:05 AM
Ok, just a question for you guys, its about defragging my computer...

So i downloaded Piriform Defraggler last night and started defragging my HDD, and left it to do its thing while I slept. I wake up this morning, and its at 64% and 65.2GB left to defrag, and then now I come back 2 hours later, and its still at 64% and 65.2GB left, although it has been going through a bunch of files. Should I be worried, or is this normal? ZSo far it has been on for just over 11 hours, which I know is long, but it has never been defragged, so that prob has something to do with it taking so long...

vikingshadow
11-15-2008, 11:21 AM
My laptop had never been defragged and it took less than 20 minutes with Defraggler...

11 hours seems a bit too long!

bigred76
11-15-2008, 11:25 AM
How big is the Partition you're defragmenting? What OS?

badlandsrox
11-15-2008, 11:38 AM
500gb, and Vista

bigred76
11-15-2008, 12:50 PM
Well, 500gb is a TON of space to defragment. Shouldn't take that long, though. The problem with Vista is that is sticks it's MBR right in the middle of the drive. I'd suggest stopping it where it is and trying to defragment it with the built in defragmenter.

EDIT: I'm going to try it on my laptop (has a SATA 7200rpm 160gb drive, partitioned out), and see if I run into the same problem as you.

calebh
11-15-2008, 01:06 PM
i just always use windows' defrag. never had a problem with it.

shunut
11-15-2008, 01:24 PM
I always use windows defrag, at the most it takes 30-45 minutes for me.

DFSniper
11-15-2008, 01:49 PM
same for me.

Kunithrayin
11-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Last time I did it I used windows and it took somwhere around 8 hours...

vikingshadow
11-15-2008, 03:11 PM
The Windows defrag always took me over night on my other computers, especially if I was connected to the internet, so I downloaded defraggler. Seems to have worked much faster, but as I said, I never defragged my laptop before.

bigred76
11-15-2008, 03:49 PM
Used it, worked decently but it took a while. I'm going to bet that it probably stalled out. 500gb is a ton of space on one partition, you might want to repartition that. To do so, you'd need the LiveCD of GParted. Other repartitioners cannot move the MBR of Vista that's right in the middle of the drive, so you can only pinch off parts after those. With GParted, you can squeeze as much as you want out of it.

badlandsrox
11-15-2008, 03:50 PM
hmm, still at the same spot, although the files keep changing, and everything, it just keeps staying at 65.2GB and 64%, Will it hurt anything if I stop it now?

bamf-hacker
11-15-2008, 04:24 PM
it wont hurt if you stop it and use the built in Vista drive defragger it will work fine for you.

Reboot the PC before you start the new defrag though.