I dislike Vista Defrag because as you stated it runs without notice. My
brand new HP Pavilion 9500 NTO Notebook PC started running Defrag ( HP had it
set up to run) and I turned off my computer when it was running without
knowing that until I checked Event Viewer and then learned how to find the
Defrag page through help. I then did a Manual Defrag (removed the automatic
function) and it took 2 hours 49 minutes to do the defrag on a drive I had on
the new PC for just 3 days! I then got (The shadow copies of volume E: were
aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed
limit) even though I never authorized the shadowing of Recovery Drive E: by
checking the box next to E: for Volsnap.
I do not like programs running in the backgroud without prompts to notify
the user because of possible conflicts with other programs and because of
unknowingly performing a Shut Down at the wrong time.
"Rick Rogers" wrote:
> Yes, it is a service. Like any service, it will halt on the terminate
> command prior to the system powering off. When you power on, the service
> restarts and picks up where it left off.
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "cookie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Since Vista Defrag does not give us ANY idea at all as to what it is
> > doing,
> > is it safe to shutdown my notebook whilst it is running silently in the
> > background?