I have seen systems that have required more than 24 hours to defragment.
One thing to watch with these energy-efficient computers is that they go to
sleep when they are not used, which means that during those hours you were
running it all night the system went to sleep and thus did nothing. The fix
is to go into your power settings and disable all these functions until you
get done. You can usually turn your screen off by pressing the button under
the bottom center of the panel. (Don't forget you did it.)
For a good sanity check, run Computer - (drive) - Right click and select
Properties, then run Error Checking (the old Chkdsk, I guess). That would
take away one reason why defrag would hang.
I remember reading that there is a reason why the defrag display can no
longer be done. That display was possible up to FAT32 file formats only,
not NTFS though I thought we had it with NT 4.0.
"Bob J" <BobJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Diskeeper 2008 (a very good defrag) also does not have a ongoing graphic
> display works in the background / low priority as MS Defrag. So it s most
> probably not what you want.
> Why would you want to sit in front of a screen and watch little boxes
> places or a graph run up/down.
> Defrag may take all day but only when PC idle or what ever settings you
> choose. If your PC is defrag & you decide to use PC, defrag stops, then
> carries on when you are finished.
> Bob J
> If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
> another source,post back & let us know.
> Then we all benefit.
> "hitmanout2007" wrote:
>> just got a new pc with Vista home Premium on it and I'm not sure
>> disk defragmentation works. After an hour or so it says its still
>> defragmenting but there's nothing I can see to let me know whether or
>> it's still working. Even if I leave it on all night it never says
>> defragmenting is not complete.
>> longer that 10 mins. even though they have a lot of data on them. The
>> pc has nothing but Vista and some programs so it should it's been on for