Solved Piriform Defraggler taking too long to defrag laptop HDD

August 9, 2013 at 11:52:36
Specs: win 7, ?
I'm defraging a 2 yr old laptop (Toshiba satelite) with the free program Piraform
"defragler". I started about 6pm yesterday and it still says it has 8 hrs to go.
There aren't many programs on this machine but it had never been defragged.
Is this normal?

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August 9, 2013 at 12:07:14
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How big is your hard drive? If it is low on space then that could be the reason it's taking so long to defrag. Also do you have any programs running in the background? If so close everything else and just let defraggler work. I've used Defraggler with good success. One last thing; Have you tried using the standard disk defragmenter built into windows?

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August 9, 2013 at 13:41:06
It's a 350 gig hd.
I like the defraggler better.
I'll try to stop the background programs and see if that helps.


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August 9, 2013 at 13:45:55
I'm not sure the specs of your laptop/hard drive, but you may want to run diagnostics from the manufacturer if its taking that long. You can find the make/model of your hard drive from device manager, and most manufacturer's supply hard drive diagnostic software for download.


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August 9, 2013 at 14:47:47
Sounds about right for the time considering the size of the drive and its never been defragged.

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August 9, 2013 at 14:49:38
"It's a 350 gig hd"

How it is partitioned? More than likely you only have to defrag the C-drive. As you were asked, how much free space is there (on the C-drive)?

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August 10, 2013 at 08:49:08
Any error on the HD could interfere with defrag. I would do this first as it's easy:
1.Open the "Computer" window
2.Right-click on the drive in question
3.Select the "Tools" tab
4.In the Error-checking area, click <Check Now>.

If that doesn't help then run diagnostics as already given.

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