I’ve been having troubles with defragsvc slowing down a copy of Windows 10 hosted on VMware Esxi. It was putting the hard disk at 100% usage which caused major lag for all the other computers trying to access the VM. I changed the settings so that the defrag only happens once a month but it wouldn’t stop this existing defrag.
Then again, was it really defragging? The numbers showed 0% fragmented yet the defrag kept running? I tried to stop the service but it wouldn’t let me. I tried it via the commandline and it said it wasn’t running. Thought that was weird. Eventually I found some information on how to permanently stop it at windowssvc.com.
Open a command prompt. (Run a command prompt as Administrator in Windows vista/7/8)
Copy red command line and Paste.
sc stop “defragsvc”
sc config “defragsvc” start= disabled
I look forward to seeing if this stays disabled or if it improves my server. Solutionreach was also maxing my drive and I just can’t figure out why. It only happens on Wednesdays and I don’t see anything in the settings that sets Wednesday apart from any other day. I disabled it and later is when defragsvc started to cause issues. This is all happening on just one computer. I haven’t run into this issue anywhere else.