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Cannot Defragement Drive.


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#1 nu2this

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:26 PM

Hi,

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.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:29 PM

I did once I now have to run it form control panel/admin tools/double click computer managment then try to run defrag from there

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:44 PM

Is that the total, exact error message received?

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

Hi,

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

or

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.

Free defraggers:
Swift Disk Defrag
IObit Smart Defrag (Schedule and boot defrag.)
Defraggler
Auslogics Disk Defrag
DefragNT
WinContig
Ultra Defragmenter
Defrag GUI (GUI for native defrag.exe.)
DIRMS 1.2.20 Defragger (command-line)
JKDefragGUI
Disk Idle Optimizer
Power Defragmenter
Diskeeper Lite
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.

Please post back if we found the solution

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:47 PM

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Thank you for the suggestions I have tried all the methods except installing a new defragger program. I'm stuck :thumbsup: .

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:10 PM

Try a program then. It might be what you need.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

How large is the hdd, and how much free space do you have? If the hdd is too full you won't be able to defrag it.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 09:43 AM

Check in services that the "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is set to Auto and has started?

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:14 AM

HDD is 224GB Used is 164, Free 72percent



Check in services that the "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is set to Auto and has started?


Sorry, I'm not familier with this. Can you clarify?
Thank you.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

To check the DCOM thing, got to Start...Run...and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Scroll down the list until you get to the DCOM entry - then check to make sure it says "Started" and "Automatic"
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

Thanks usasma :thumbsup:




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