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Trying to run classic Defrag

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Old 22-11-2008
SlicerRod
 
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Trying to run classic Defrag

I've read other posts about running classic defrag using CMD defrag
a: -a -v as Administrator
without luck. When I try to run it, a window flashes, and then instantly
disappears. I've also
tried creating a Quick Launch of defrag.exe, and also running that as
Administrator, same result.

I was running Vista defrag, then tried classic. When the problem resulted,
I rebooted, but still
same problem. Any ideas?

I'm running Vista Home Premium oem on an HP Pavilion notebook. Thanks in
advance for your help.


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Old 22-11-2008
PaulB
 
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RE: Trying to run classic Defrag

Hi,
Are you opening the Command window by right cliking on it's icon in the
Accesories folder and selecting "Run as administrator"?
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Old 22-11-2008
SlicerRod
 
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Re: Trying to run classic Defrag

Thanks for the response.

It's running, but I'd like to see the windows application running that shows
the visual representation of the disk fragments like is available on XP.
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Old 22-11-2008
Richard Urban
 
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Re: Trying to run classic Defrag

You won't see that in Vista.
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Old 22-11-2008
SlicerRod
 
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Re: Trying to run classic Defrag

Yeah, another example of M$'s complete lack of response to customer needs.
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Old 22-11-2008
John Barnett MVP
 
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Re: Trying to run classic Defrag

The 'visual' representation of the Windows Vista defragmenter running has
been removed from Vista. If you want to 'see' what is happening you will
need to install a third party defragmenter. The nearest third party
defragmenter to that used by Windows XP is Diskeeper (which you will need to
buy). My personal preference is Raxco PerfectDisk (again you need to buy
this one).

If you want a 'free' defragmenter you could use Auslogic disk defragmenter
or a new one from the makers of CCleaner called 'defraggler'
(www.defraggler.com)
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Old 22-11-2008
John Barnett MVP
 
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Re: Trying to run classic Defrag

Actually, slicerod, this option was removed because 'customer's' requested
its removal.
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