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QUESTION ON DISK DEFRAGMENTING

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Does my computer have to be turned on when I do the "Disk Defragmenting" Program? It is scheduled to do the feature on a certain time each month, however, I do not always have the computer turned on at that time.

Does my computer have to be turned on when I do the "Disk Defragmenting" Program? It is scheduled to do the feature on a certain time each month, however, I do not always have the computer turned on at that time.

Chosen solution

In order to do a disk defragmentation, your computer needs to be turned on an awake (Not on Stand-by).

If you have the scheduled task set to a time when the computer is not on, it will not turn on your computer to do it either.

Some computers have a program that you can use to set a date and time that your computer will turn on automatically. In most cases, this setting can be set from a menu before the Windows operating system is loaded.

NOTE: Not all computers are built with this feature.

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That isn't related to Firefox support, but yes the PC has to be turned on to run scheduled tasks.

That isn't related to Firefox support, but '''yes''' the PC has to be turned on to run scheduled tasks.
Wesley Branton 184 solutions 2297 answers

Chosen Solution

In order to do a disk defragmentation, your computer needs to be turned on an awake (Not on Stand-by).

If you have the scheduled task set to a time when the computer is not on, it will not turn on your computer to do it either.

Some computers have a program that you can use to set a date and time that your computer will turn on automatically. In most cases, this setting can be set from a menu before the Windows operating system is loaded.

NOTE: Not all computers are built with this feature.

In order to do a disk defragmentation, your computer needs to be turned on an awake <i>(Not on Stand-by)</i>. If you have the scheduled task set to a time when the computer is not on, it will not turn on your computer to do it either. Some computers have a program that you can use to set a date and time that your computer will turn on automatically. In most cases, this setting can be set from a menu before the Windows operating system is loaded. <b>NOTE: </b>Not all computers are built with this feature.