I have a laptop at home running Vista. When I get home I turn it on and I
use it intermittently until bed, when I turn it off. Last night I think I
heard it defragging while I was watching The Office (a very good episode).
This took me zero effort. And you know what? Even if I turned the computer
off before defrag completed, defrag would've picked up again the next day
while I was in the bathroom, or cooking dinner, or doing laundry. I've never
seen my fragmentation level go above 5% when I've bothered to check it,
which is rare.
Give Vista a chance to do this task while you're doing better things with
your time. Give it a month, see how you like it.
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"Cal Bear '66" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I prefer to defrag at the end of the day, and would like to know when, or
approximately when, I can turn the computer off and go to bed.
I was hypnotized by the moving multicolored boxes, but, yes indeed, it
would be nice to know just how badly fragmented the drive is before I
proceeded with defragmenting, and a report of how successful the process
was after completion.
One Care (free with purchase of Vista) gives you a percentage, but it
tell you which drive, and only after it completes it's whole optimizing
you see which drives completed. C: ALWAYS fails (too defragmented, will
try again the next time One Care optimization runs).
"Robert Moir" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Cal Bear '66" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Or a progress bar, or a percentage, anything but a meaningless spinning
> But the way defraggers work just about *anything* except the beginning and
> end reports might as well be a "meaningless spinning thingy" for all the
> good it does you.
> I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again; if you want to watch
> something while your computer is defragmenting then put on a movie or
> youtube.com or something