why is my defrag suddenly not working

June 24, 2011 at 03:28:55
Specs: Windows Vista
my defrag is sheduled to work weekly on a monday @ 4pm. The defrag is enabled box is ticked but it is not going into action

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#1
June 24, 2011 at 06:58:50
The scheduled defrag will only run when the computer is idle. So if you're using the computer, defrag won't initiate until the next time the computer is idle.

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#2
June 24, 2011 at 08:29:44
It is scheduled to defrag every week as I said, and I am not always on the pc at this time every week so I don't think this can be th reason.

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#3
June 24, 2011 at 09:26:31
How do you know it's not defragging?

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#4
June 24, 2011 at 09:42:45
Because, when I went into Defrag it was telling me that the last time it did a scan was 7.11.2011, which means it is not doing it every Monday as set to do.
I have today manually told it to defrag and it has done it OK, but took a long time.

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#5
June 24, 2011 at 12:41:15
7.11.2011? Your defrag is doing too good of a job! All kidding aside, go to Event Viewer (type Event Viewer into the search bar of the Start Menu). Expand Windows Logs in the left side of the window. Click Application.You'll see events listed on the screen. Under the Source column, look for Defrag Events. What do the logs say?

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#6
June 24, 2011 at 13:47:30
Because my PC starts to go slower and also when I do a manual defrag it takes so long

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#7
June 24, 2011 at 15:46:09
I wasn't questioning your motives, I was poking fun that you wrote July 11, 2011. We're still in June. Did you check the event log like I wrote?

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#8
June 26, 2011 at 04:28:54
Hello. Yes I did as you suggested but there was nothing on there that is called Defrag events!! and there are so many entries to go through it took me ages!!
Thanks for trying to help me, I do appreciate it.

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#9
June 27, 2011 at 05:28:45
Searching online, I found someone that had a similar problem. Follow these steps and let me know if it works. It worked for them.

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