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#1 Ken Seaman

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:08 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name KENSLAPTOP
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv5000
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1596 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.24, 9/7/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name KENSLAPTOP
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 376.46 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I use windows Onecare for protection
when I try to analyze the HD to see if it needs defragging it just says ananlyzing and will not complete the task any idea what is going on here.
thanks :flowers: :thumbsup:
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

What is stated size of C: partition? How much free space on C: ?

You might try running chkdsk /r to maintain the drive. Sometimes defrag won't run until the drive has run chkdsk (but it usually provides a directive to do so).

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Screen comes up saying chkdsk cannot run, etc, type Y, hit Enter. Reboot, let chkdsk run to completion (it will reboot upon completion).

Note: Ensure that there is a space between the k and the / in the chkdsk /r command when you type.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 03:02 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name KENSLAPTOP
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv5000
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1596 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.24, 9/7/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name KENSLAPTOP
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 376.46 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I use windows Onecare for protection
when I try to analyze the HD to see if it needs defragging it just says ananlyzing and will not complete the task any idea what is going on here.
thanks :flowers: :thumbsup:


you may need to use software application like system mechanics because sometimes if you are using to much big hardrive and already use lot of space on your harddrive the deframentaion of windows can't able to analyze the whole hardrive.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

No one need ever use System Mechanics, IMO, for anything.

It's a product that appeals to persons who want "easy answers" to computer situations that might entail a little research and troubleshooting.

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#5 Ken Seaman

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

25% of HD is free, the partition is 96GB the one I am trying to anaylze has never done this before. I quess I could try defraging it and see if that woorks HUH.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:54 PM

Get Defraggler. Faster than the default one. And also do the Check disk
Annnnd you're, asking, me...

#7 Ken Seaman

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:14 PM

Thank you deffraggler worked like a dream. :thumbsup:
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