Windows 10: Automatic disk defrag every 5 minutes when idle

  1.    01 Feb 2016 #1

    Automatic disk defrag every 5 minutes when idle


    Every time i leave my computer idle for 5 minutes, disk defragmenting starts acting up. It never did this on Windows 7, and its very annoying. This causes my fan to speed up and it stays that way until i give it some input.

    I always put my computer to sleep when I'm done using it, and would rather defragment manually. I want to turn this 5 minute defragging off, but how?

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    after 5 minutes of no user input
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  2.    01 Feb 2016 #2

    I've disabled the automatic defrag and run it manually once a week.

    Open the defrag program and turn off scheduled defrag.
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  3. Posts : 2,329
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       01 Feb 2016 #3

    Hi Double,

    The defrag is set up in Task Scheduler. Look at the settings and see if they are reasonable. For comparison I have posted mine for you to see:

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    Possibly your PC had already started a defrag and is trying desperately to finish it!
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  4.    03 Feb 2016 #4

    philc43 said: View Post
    The defrag is set up in Task Scheduler. Look at the settings and see if they are reasonable. For comparison I have posted mine for you to see:

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    Thanks, I never knew this existed here. I could only find the Disk Defragmenter program.

    philc43 said: View Post
    Possibly your PC had already started a defrag and is trying desperately to finish it!
    Good point. If that's the case, it's unfortunate that it's never able to finish because I don't give it the opportunity to--that's why I do it manually in the first place. I may leave it alone for a few hours, then turn it off. Still, I don't really care how banged up my hard drive is, it shouldn't run automatically unless I explicitly want it to. I don't remember Windows 7 ever doing it automatically like this.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       03 Feb 2016 #5

    I don't recall whether W7 did have automatic defrag by default but it was always possible to set it up. I think having the defrag happen by default works for some systems that can cope with the extra workload but for you I think you should turnoff the auto schedule and run it manually once a week or so. Post #2 shows you how.
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  6.    16 Feb 2016 #6

    I turned off Disk Defragging as shown below, but nothing has changed.
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    Every 5 minutes the computer still acts up. Why?
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