Windows 10: Alternatives to Windows Defragmenter

Discus and support Alternatives to Windows Defragmenter in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I've seen elsewhere that the defragmenter in Windows isn't very good. Is this true? Whilst I wouldn't actually pay for a defragmenter utility, are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by mjbj403, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. mjbj403 Win User

    Alternatives to Windows Defragmenter


    I've seen elsewhere that the defragmenter in Windows isn't very good.

    Is this true?

    Whilst I wouldn't actually pay for a defragmenter utility, are there any free ones that anyone thinks are any good please?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    mjbj403, Nov 7, 2019
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  2. Questions related to defragmentation

    Hello Bookum,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I will help you out with the queries regarding disk defragmentation.

    Defragmentation will work even if the computer goes to sleep mode.

    However, if you face any issue, you can change the sleep mode time.

    Follow the steps below:

    • Type "power options" in start menu and select Power options.
    • Select "Change plan settings" next to "Balanced".
    • Change the time for sleep mode.

    And, if you interrupt the defragmentation in between, the defragmentation will start from first when you perform again.

    I hope this information helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Nov 7, 2019
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  3. Allan Mej Win User
    Defragmentation not working, and new update causing crashes

    Hi,

    It is possible that Disk Defragmenter service has been disabled or not properly running on your PC, causing defragmentation issues. To troubleshoot this, kindly try these following methods:

    Run System File Checker

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Run this command: SFC /scannow
    • This may take several minutes to finish. If Command Prompt shows Verification 100% complete, close the command prompt and check if your issue has been fixed.

    Check Disk Defragmenter service

    Disk Defragmenter service is required to perform disk defragmentation. If Disk Defragmenter service and other services that is required to perform disk defragmentation is disabled, you may encounter issues doing defragmentation. To troubleshoot this, follow
    these steps:

    • In the search box, search and open Services.
    • Find Disk Defragmenter service, right-click it, and select Properties.
    • Make sure that Disk Defragmenter service Startup type is set to Manual.
    • Go back to the Services window and make sure that the Startup type of these services is set to Automatic:
      • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
      • DCOM Server Process Launcher
      • RPC Endpoint Mapper

    Regarding your issue with the Windows Update, kindly answer these following questions for us to assist:

    • What is the update that you are trying to install (KB16XXXX)?
    • What are the specifications of your PC?
    • Do you receive any error messages when encountering a system crash?

    We'll be looking forward for your response.

    Regards.
     
    Allan Mej, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. John Zab Win User

    Alternatives to Windows Defragmenter

    defragmentation

    Hi Richard,



    We have a couple of workarounds for defragmentation issues, try the following:



    Method 1: Check your hard disk for errors in Windows 10.



    • Press Windows key+X.
    • Select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the window that opens enter chkdsk /f.
    Method 2:
    Run System File Checker (SFC)
    .

    Method 3: Check if Disk Defragmenter service is running properly.

    This service is required for performing disk defragmentation, and if it’s disable, you won’t be able to run a defragmentation tool.

    • Search for services.msc.
    • Make sure that Disk Defragmenter service is set to
      manual
      .
    • Also, make sure that following services are set to Automatic:

      Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

      DCOM Server Process Launcher.

      RPC Endpoint Mapper.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    John Zab, Nov 7, 2019
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