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Cannot schedule defrag task


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elliemae

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I am trying to schedule defrag to automatically defrag on my grandson's PC. However I cannot get it to run the task, and I got an error message: The new task has been created, but may not run {it didn't} because the account information could not be set. The specific error is :0x80070005: Access is denied. Try using the Task page browser button {which I did} to locate the application.


One other thing--when I was setting the schedule up it asked for username & password. I have no password on this PC and I am the only user. My grandson has to use my user, he does not have his own.
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Try scheduling the task in Safe Mode.
You don't need to do a defrag of your HDDs that often... just once every 1-2 months.
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I will try in safe mode. Question so I can understand: He plays alot of war games all day long when he is here, so I still don't need to defrag but once a month?
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I defrag once a week regardless. Everytime you start your system it will fragment your files a little.
I suggest a defrag in the middle of the night and that way it does not interfere with your use of the system.
If you would like a great alternative to Windows defrag:

Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
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WOW!! Thanks for the tip. Auslogics Defrag is QUICKLY defragging my hd!! :)
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You are very welcome. I like it much better then the Windows Defrag
It will actually show you how much speed you pickup also.
I believe you can schedule it also, so that would be a big plus for you.

Edited by rshaffer61, 28 June 2009 - 10:48 AM.

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I defrag once a week regardless. Everytime you start your system it will fragment your files a little.

That is true... but the NTFS filesystem is efficient and HDDs are getting faster constantly. Anyways, I would also recommend Auslogics Disk Defrag to get the job done fast.

This utility: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/
Has a commandline utility so that you can use Windows Task Scheduler to make it run when you want.
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