Setting Task Scheduler to Defrag at 0430 hrs.

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sjj1805
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operating_system: Windows XP Pro
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Setting Task Scheduler to Defrag at 0430 hrs.

Post by sjj1805 »

terry dennis wrote:Steve

I have read through your overview on VideoEditing and in particular the bit about setting Windows Task Scheduler to do Disc Defrag at 0430hrs.
Although I can find Task Scheduler by going Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools , I don't know how to actuate the Defrag element into Task Scheduler.

Do you have another tutorial that you can direct me to so that I can do it for myself ?

Regards

Terry Dennis
sjj1805
Posts: 14419
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:20 am
operating_system: Windows XP Pro
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 32 Bit
motherboard: Equium P200-178
processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080
ram: 2 GB
Video Card: Intel 945 Express
sound_card: Intel GMA 950
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 1160 GB
Location: Birmingham UK

Post by sjj1805 »

Currently I am using one of my XP Machines and so will describe the process for XP. When I get chance I will check one of my Vista Machines to see if the process is the same.

Step 1.
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Step 2.
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Step 3.
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Repeat for your other hard drives but set different days of the week so that one hard drive per night gets de fragmented.

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In Step 3 above.
To defrag drive c:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\defrag.exe c:

To defrag drive d:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\defrag.exe d:

To defrag drive e:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\defrag.exe e:

and so on
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