I have recently been trying the Windows defragmenter and have scheduled it
to run a 8pm every Tuesday. At this time i am actually still working on my
machine and, i have to say, that i haven't noticed any performance
deterioration or system locks. It has just got on with its job. I notice the
hard drive light flashing during the defragment period, but other than that,
and the fact that i had scheduled a defrag at that tine and day, i wouldn't
have know defragmenter was running.
John Barnett MVP
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"warder" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Has anyone else noticed that when a Vista defrag is running, that your PC
> entirely lock up for a period (on my PC it's about 3 minutes)?
> I believe that when the defrag program de-fragments the windows page file,
> or some other key system files, that the GUI basically stalls until the
> is unlocked.
> The DWM continues to run and you can move windows around, but all
> become non-responsive. Basically all message queues are stalled.
> The drive rattles for ages and then the system comes back alive if you're