Helps the computer run more efficiently by optimizing files on storage drives.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Optimize drives|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k defragsvc|
The Optimize drives service runs as localSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. Other services may not run in the same process. If Optimize drives fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the defragsvc service has failed to start.
Optimize drives won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreOptimizedrivesWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
defragsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.