I'm using window 7 ultimate evaluation: 7100. At the consolidated stage, it hangs at 0% for about 20mins or more so i guess it would take a while for the percentage to go up,
I admit I do not know what the consolidated stage applies to. I am also using W7 Ulimate in a dual boot config. When I clicked on a drive in W7 and went to analyze defrag, all four drives show 0%.
Then I go over to WinXP and it showed two of the drives severly fragmented. I used XP to defrag, but I was wondering if defrag even worked inside W7?
Yes, win7 defrag works, if slowly. I also like and use auslogics defrag program. It's FREE! You might also want to run Chkdsk on each drive. If Chkdsk finds any problems it will let you know youj need to re-run it with the /f option. If Chkdsk finds problems on your boot partition, you will need to reboot.
How badly is your drive fragmented???? I've seen MS SQL Servers become 50+ percent fragmented! However, defragmentting some like that doesn't work well. 18GB database and a 15 GB trans log don't get defragged very easily (Yes, I know it can be done thru SQL itself, but the file still remains fragmented).