Defrag problems

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv5 notebook...
February 18, 2009 at 16:57:58
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a 3 year old HP laptop. I have regularly run a defrag on it. I tried to run a defrag recently and the defrag never ends. I tried this several time however 3-4 hours later the defrag is still running. Is there any help out there?

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February 19, 2009 at 04:04:29
Is the hardware okay? Do disk scans indicate any problems? Is the drive running is PIO transfer mode instead of the default UDMA mode? PIO is way slower than UDMA.

If there are no hardware problems yet it's taking a long time, the drive was probably heavily fragmented, and/or you have low free space for the defrag. The windows defragger is not really blazing fast even under the best of circumstances.

If you want a fast yet comprehensive defrag solution capable of defragging all the files including the system files, you'd have to use a commercial defragger. I personally use Diskeeper 2009 Professional, and it's fantastic. Runs in full automatic mode and defrags in the background using idle resources, so I can continue to use the system while it's doing its thing. has free trial versions that work for 30 days, so you may want to use one of those to defrag your drive.

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February 19, 2009 at 04:26:01
Boot to Safe Mode and run defrag from there.

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