I'm running Vista on a 6 month old HP G60 laptop and recently it has began to run programs very slowly. I decided to defragment the Hard-Drive using Defragler and after running for around 30 minutes it said it had finished, however, the defragment % had dropped from around 45% to 28%. Despite running several times, the final defragment % never gets below 28%. Strangley, using the Defrag included with Norton 360 V3, shows that I do not require a defrag as its only at 2%, so not sure what's going on now. Any suggestions? PC still feels sluggish.
Or use Vista's built in defragmenter run as command prompt. This gives report and should if nothing is amiss bring it all down to under 1% fragmentation.
1. Right click command line prompt and run as administrator. 2. Type, defrag c: -a -v to generate detailed file report. 3. Type, defrag c: -v -r to run the defragmentation routine.(note this only defrags files> 64MB) 4. Type, defrag c: -v -w to defragment all file sizes. 5. Type, defrag c: -b to defragment boot files. 6. Type, defrag -? To display information help page.
as mfletch stated, system restore files are usually fragmented and cannot be defragmented. thus, vista defrag ignores it in its calculation. auslogics disk defrag shows it during its analysis but states the files are ignored for defragmentation. defraggler probably includes such fragmentation in its calculation.