Impossible to prevent (dfrgntfs.exe) Disk Defragmenter to run during System Idle

How can I prevent the Disk Defragmenter Windows (dfrgntfs.exe) tool to launch automatically when my Windows Vista machine is idle?  I defragment my hard disk with IObit Smart Defrag software and do not want the Windows defrag utility constantly re-organization of the files on my hard drive once I optimized the placement of files with Smart Defrag.

I checked the Windows Disk Defragmenter tool (start |) All programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragmenter) and regular defrags are disabled (i.e., the checkbox "Run on a schedule" is disabled).  I checked Windows Task Scheduler (start |) Administrative Tools | Task Scheduler | Task Scheduler Library | Microsoft | Windows | Defrag) and the task of ScheduledDefrag also appears as disabled here.

My hard drive is formatted with the NTFS file system and my Norton Internet Security 2010 software Norton tasks window shows that dfrgntfs.exe starts about 30 minutes after my system goes into "idle" mode.  Is there another tool of Windows running in the background (for example, the Windows search indexing) which can be automatically trigger the Windows Disk Defragmenter?

I hope that there is a simple configuration change or registry change that will stop the Windows Disk Defragmenter to run while it is idle, but still lets me run a manual defragmentation if I want to do.

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MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2
Internet Explorer 8.0
NIS 2010 c. 17.7.0.12
HP Pavilion dv6835ca Intel Core2Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

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Lorien - one:

Thanks for the quick response.  I'm failry certain that the ScheduledDefrag task in Windows Task Scheduler is not the culprit.  This task (and trigger) show that off and the task history shows that a regular defrag last ran on my system there is, over 2 years which is the time that I have disabled the checkbox "Run on a schedule" in the Windows Disk Defragmenter tool.

I found a post today in the My Digital Life Forums (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/1910-DfrgNtfs.exe-in-Vista-SP1) which suggests that there is a Vista boot optimization process that runs defragments dfrgntfs.exe whenever you reboot your system, even if in the application are disabled.  Is recommended that a response to stop dfrgntfs.exe to run after every reboot:

1. open the Windows registry (run > regedit)
2. go to path
3. change the "Enable" key of Y to N

I found information on the Start function to optimize on the Microsoft TechNet Library website (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778290 (WS.10) .aspx) which States that "Windows automatically optimizes for the optimization of startup file location. This optimization happens automatically if the system is idle for 10 minutes. Start optimization improves the start-up time to locate the startup files in contiguous clusters on the volume, reducing the movement of the head of the disc during playback of the volume".  I have no idea if third-party defragmenters like IObit Smart Defrag or Defraggler of Piriform can optimize the placement of these Windows startup system files or Boot Optimization provides some additional benefits to the performance of the system.

I don't know if the Boot Optimization function is actually the cause of my origins unscheduled defragments but it's the only reasonable explanation I could find.  When these "silent" defragments happen on my system, they occupy more than 50% of my CPU and will last more than an hour (or until my system is idle).  I had problems with my system of freezing after it goes into idle mode (i.e., move my mouse or using the keyboard has no effect and I have to do a re-difficult start by turning off my laptop) and I begin to suspect that if this unscheduled defragmentation runs along with other tasks in the background (for example (, my daily QuickScan in Norton anti-virus) that a page conflict or lack of system resources could freeze my computer.

I would appreciate hearing of a person who can confirm that the Boot Optimization function will trigger unforeseen defragments when Vista is idle or knows if the Boot Optimization function is all real benefits if you use a third-party Defragmenter.

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    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/1538-SFC-SCANNOW-Command-System-File-Checker.html

    Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

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    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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    For even better and more efficient to check:

    At the Recovery Console prompt (if you have one) or from a Windows 7
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    Chkdsk /f /r

    RESET

    After k and before space / f and before.

    sfc/scannow

    RESET

    Space after c and before.

    How to start on the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

    What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/what-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

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    If CheckDisk is unable to fill as above:

    If ChkDsk does not start in Windows 7 or Vista
    http://www.WinVistaClub.com/T50.html

    How to difficulty Chkdsk will not run at startup in Vista (Windows 7 is the same)
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/130824-CHKDSK-will-not-run-startup-Vista.html

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    If you do not have a Windows 7 disc, you can borrow a friends because they are not a copy
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    Clean Windows. You can also do an ERD on another computer.

    If you need to repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

    How to create a Windows 7 system repair disc
    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

    =====================================

    If there are still problems of disc:

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    http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/hard-drive-support/302602-hard-drive-diagnostic-utilities.html

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    Fujitsu hard drives: utility of diagnosis here
    http://www.Fujitsu.com/EMEA/products/HDD/

    Hitachi hard drives: utility of diagnosis here
    http://www.HitachiGST.com/support/downloads/

    IBM hard drives: use Hitachi utility *.

    Toshiba hard drives: use Hitachi or Maxtor utilities

    Maxtor hard drives: Diagnostic Utilities here (now SeaGate)
    http://www.Seagate.com/www/en-us/support/

    Quantum hard drives: use the Maxtor utilities

    Seagate hard drives: here Diagnostic utilities
    http://www.Seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

    Conner hard drives: use the Seagate utilities

    Hard drives Samsung: utility of diagnosis here
    http://www.Samsung.com/global/business/HDD/

    Hard drives Western Digital: utility of diagnosis here
    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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    SpeedFan
    http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

    HD Tune
    http://www.hdtune.com/

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    New settings command-line command for Defrag.exe in Windows 7
    http://www.Winhelponline.com/blog/new-defrag-cmd-line-parameters-Windows-7/

    Defrag options in Windows 7
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/defrag-options-in-Windows-7

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    ===========================================

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    Very powerful - FREE - MyDefrag
    http://www.MyDefrag.com/

    Defraggler - free - defragment your entire hard drive or individual files - unique in the industry.
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    http://www.Piriform.com/Defraggler

    Also check this and other "related links" here:

    How to use Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter
    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/11733-Disk-Defragmenter-open-use.html

    How to enable or disable the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter schedule
    http://www.SevenForums.com/tutorials/3292-Disk-Defragmenter-schedule-turn-off.html

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