I use Piriform's Defraggler as my default defragmentation software. Why would stopping the Windows Defragmenter service prevent Windows from fragmenting files unnecessarily? Is that what you're suggesting?
I have a third of my hard drive empty contiguous space, but Windows 7 insists on fragmenting new large files into hundreds or thousands of pieces.
Does anyone know why? Does anyone know how to get Windows 7 to stop doing this?