Would canceling a defragmentation damage my PC?

By MG8814
Aug 12, 2009
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  1. Hi. Would canceling a defragmentation that's already in process damage my PC in any way? Because I started one and it looks like it's gonna take a while, and I want to go to bed and Perfectdisk doesn't seem to have an option to switch off my PC after finishing. I recently purchased this software and I'm new to this whole defragmentation thing, any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Edit : Sorry if I posted in the wrong section, I'm new here.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Nope. Never.
    The problem is elsewhere.
  3. MG8814

    MG8814 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright thanks.
    Just to be clear, I don't have any problem. I was just asking if canceling the process would cause one, lol
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    When you go back to it, it is a partially defragmented drive... but you don't start where you left off... You start again with that partially defragmented drive, and end with a fully defragmented drive. The system remembers that some files and folders were defragmented, in a way. But it is really just defragmenting what it finds now.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    nope., you'll just have a partially defragmentated drive.
  6. Carlito

    Carlito Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    lol. Come on Raybay. There was no problem to begin with. lol again. I was doing defrag last night and decided to cancel it for the same reason. It shouldn't cause damage imo.

    Does the Windows Vista defrag tool give the option to turn off the machine when done?
  7. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,048   +8

    This comment was redundant.
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