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#1 greenjeans63

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:02 PM

Hello, All......
I have a question about Defrag. I've tried to run it today, and in doing so, I have a quick flash of the DOS screen and that's it. When I open Scheduled Tasks and view the log, it tells me Defrag finished with an error code of (2). Now, I know that this particular error translated is (quote); "The disk contained no free clusters. To operate, DEFRAG needs 1 free
cluster."
Can you tell me exactly what that means, and how do I go about freeing up clusters to get this booger to run right? I just finished a clean reinstall about 3 weeks ago, and since my puter is so sluggy at times, I thought I'd try the defrag. Any ideas? I do have HJT and also Belarc Advisor, if that helps.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:27 AM

How big is your hard drive and how much free space do you have? Defrag normally needs 15% free space on the drive to run correctly.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:58 AM

Hi Budapest.........
My hard drive is 32.8 and my free space is 27.6, so it's like 83% free. I did a little intense cleaning this morning so I'm gonna try to run defrag again. Will post back with "yah" or "nay".

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:32 AM

Hello again, Budapest....
Just letting you know defrag ran without a hitch. So sorry to trouble you with what turned out to be a minor problem. Just for my own satisfaction, tho; if I hadn't been able to get it going, how does one go about freeing up clusters? Is it a matter of running all the cleaning utilities? I might know what to do for it if it happens again.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:01 PM

Freeing up clusters is the same as deleting files - the more you delete, the more clusters that you free up. I suspect that there was a fragmented file that was too big to be successfully defragged due to the fragmentation of your disk - freeing up the clusters enabled it to complete the job.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

Hey
Many thanks to Budapest and usasma for your quick responses. I'm happy it turned out to be a small (temporary) problem, but I appreciate your help.




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