vista defrag takes hours??

  simonsup 09:43 AM 25 May 09
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hi, why does it take forever to do a defrag in vista, its the same on my laptop and pc, very slow, anyway how can i speed it up?
Thanks

  Pine Man 11:05 AM 25 May 09

If you have got Vista SP1 and it's still slow consider one of the many third part defraggers.

I use Ashampoo WinOptimizer, which came on a recent PCA DVD.Very fast indeed.

  Bob The Blob 11:09 AM 25 May 09

Try Defraggler
or Auslogics Defrag (very fast)

  simonsup 11:55 AM 25 May 09

ok thanks

  maghemite 19:10 PM 26 May 09

Yeah, Vista's defrag is quite slow. It runs as a low priority process in the background, and I suspect the defrag algorithms are not the fastest around.

For faster defrag, you'll need a third party defragger. When I used to have Vista, I ran Diskeeper 2009 Pro on it. It's not free, but is an excellent defragger, and it's automatic background defrag mode is very fast yet efficient.

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