Useing winxp sp3. I tried to do a defrg of my C drive and got the messege Can't defragement drive! I then tried to do this in Safe Mode and got the same result. Has anyone had expeience with this sort of thing?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Has it been a long time since you've defragmented?
There are several technical approaches to defragging, but most require that you have enough free space on your hard disk for a copy of the largest file that needs defragging. Typically defraggers just require some percentage of free space, like 10% or 15%.
This might help:
Go to RUN in the start up menu, then type in msconfig, go to the startup tab and uncheck all the start up items, then restart pc, now defrag and you should have no problem. Remember to check them back on after defrag
or check this link:http://ask-leo.com/why_wont_some_files_defrag.html
There are plenty of very good and free defragmenters if you want to try another. But stick with just one or they will conflict and you will end up defragging all the time since they use different methods and ways of measuring degree of fragmentation. IOBit has a boot time defragger and can be scheduled. They all do a very good job, and there is no evidence that any is better than another. The point is to avoid heavy fragmentation. Beyond that, your system will run exactly the same and just as fast.
Swift Disk Defrag
IObit Smart Defrag (Schedule and boot defrag.)
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Defrag GUI (GUI for native defrag.exe.)
DIRMS 1.2.20 Defragger (command-line)
Disk Idle Optimizer
O&O Defrag 2000 Freeware
DefragMentor Lite (Boot-time and command-line.)
(PageDefrag is good to use with all the above in XP. It does a boot-time defrag of all the major locked files.)
Edited by karbo1, 31 December 2008 - 05:20 PM.