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#1 sloopercat

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:12 PM

When I ask to analyze for defrag, it always tells me to defrag. This happens even right after defrag, defragged two times and it still wants to defrag again. There are no fragmented files showing up all over either. The report looks like it should not need defrag. ??

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:26 PM

try a scandisk first before a defrag. And on which partition you want to defrag, make sure it has a least 15% disk space for smooth operation. Good luck.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:24 PM

I do not see scandisk as an option in XP. I ran chkdsk, no change. Interesting note is that most of the files were Kaspersky anti-virus data files. I sent them a message, when I booted up, Kaspersky sent me a message asking me to restart. Those files are no longer showing up when I do a defrag analyze, in fact nothing shows up in the fragmented file report, but it still wants to have me do a defrag.???

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:05 PM

This is the closest you can get to ScanDisk in XP:

Open up My Computer, right click on the drive and select Properties
Click on the Tools tab, then on the Check Now button.
Select both boxes and click on OK/Start - reboot and let the check run.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

Thanks usasma, that is the CHKDSK I ran already.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:50 PM

Rats!!! :thumbsup:

I'd suggest running a diagnostic on your hard drive. You can usually get one for free from the manufacturer of your hard drive. In addition to a test of the physical drive, some offer tests to test the file system. If yours does, run the file system check to see what results you get (I'm grasping at straws here!)

Try this link at Ask Leo (haven't tried it myself tho'): http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_keep_chkdsk_fr...y_start_up.html

Try Post #7 here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-...won-t-stop.html
Post #9 provides details about the switches (Chkntfs /D removes the registry settings invoked by chkdsk /f)
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

I don't think the drive is the problem. The same data files from my Kaspersky anti-virus show up as fragmented when I analyze the drive, even right after I defragment. Nearest thing I can find on the net is a mention that those files are protected so that defrag cannot deal with them. Before all the other issues I was having, I may have never checked the defrag/refrag out, just making sure all systems are working as normal again.

Edited by sloopercat, 31 January 2008 - 10:06 PM.





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