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Defraggler Appears to Hang and Stats not accurate

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I upgraded my system from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit). The Windows Vista was a fresh re-load of the original SW that came with the system. Drive was reformatted prior to installation. The system is configured with a 256GB HD and 8GB RAM. After the initial Win 7 Ult upgrade all important Windows patches were installed through Windows Update. Most optional patches were also selected with the exception of the language paks. Defraggler was then installed and the C: drive analyzed and as you might guess with over 100s of Windows patches the drive showed over 57% fragmentation, disk space was only 27% used, so plenty of free space. 

 

Here is the issue. Next selected 'Defrag' and then let Defraggler got to work. Immediately Defraggler builds a file list. Then starts the defragging process. Current statistics indicate that the number of fragmented files is decreasing and number of fragments is decreasing. Time to finish is high over 7 hours. Coming back after several hours to monitor progress I see files being read but no decrease in fragmented files or fragments. Disk activity is heavy. Time to completion is showing 5 minutes. Waiting another hour Current statistics has not changed. Time to completion has not changed. Waiting two more hours fragmented files is down by 2, fragments slightly, time to completion unchanged. More waiting - no changes. Finally stop Defraggler and restart. New analysis shows less fragmentation and fewer fragments. Select 'Defrag' again and start. File list is built and there is an immediate decrease in fragmented files count - around 10. Time to completion 1 minute. Then no changes - for hours. Repeat stop restart and observe an immediate decrease in files fragmented and then appears to hang again. Very little progress for hours - maybe a file an hour. No other activity user started activity is running at these times  - it is whatever Windows is running by default. No new user accounts. Login is default Admin. Computer power settings changed to not sleep while plugged in so that Defraggler has time to run. Certainly time to completion is way off. And I cannot understand the other behavior. Defraggler has never behaved this way on my other  Win 7 Home 32 bit system. Can you help?

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Check you have ticked Stop VSS when defragging and Exclude restore points and Exclude hibernation ?

 

It may also be your AV software interfering while DF does its thing.

Try running DF from Safe Mode.

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Thank you for the reply. And yes all the items you mentioned have been ticked. There is no AV software installed. This is a basic grounds up upgrade of a fresh install of Vista Ult to Win 7 Ult. Then Windows patches to Win 7.   No additional or third party software installed with the exception of Defraggler. My other Win 7 system (albeit it is 32 bit and Home version) has AV and numerous other SW products installed and Defraggler runs as expected. I have not tried Safe Mode. 

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