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Computer Slow/ Wont Completely Defrag

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#1 Victoria


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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:01 AM

:thumbsup: My computer has gotten horribly slow. I've tried to defrag it and it stops at 28%. It won't complete the defrag process. Any suggestions?

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:36 AM


Try to defrag in safe mode first,

It's recommandable to run disc cleanup first, before defrag., to clean out temporary files that are cluttering the PC and making it slow after some time:

(you might want to print out the steps or save them in a textfile, because you can't connect to this site in safe mode (without internet access))

Restart the PC in safe mode
* Restart the pc
* When the windows xp-logo screen with the progress bar at the bottom appears, click 2 times (about once a second) on the 'F8' button
* Then follow the directions on the bottom of the screen: From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight "Safe Mode" > press Enter.
* Wait for your desktop to appear

Disk Cleanup"
* Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup
* Choose your Windows-drive > Check the boxes in the list and delete the files
* Click yes/ok

And then a defragmentation
* Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools, and then click "Disk Defragmenter"
* Check the volume that you want to defragment > click "Defragment"
Does it defrag the disk totally now ?

Then reboot in normal mode ans check if defragmentation is also completely working in normal mode now,

Good luck :thumbsup:

Edited by *Desdinova*, 07 January 2006 - 10:37 AM.

#3 dannyboy 950

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:37 AM

You should try useing safe mode to do this.
Reboot and tap the F8 key repeatedly until the safe mode screen comes up.
There will be a number of options use the arrow key to go up the list and click on safemode.
You may then get a log on screen depending on your configuration. Log on in your account.

Run defrag from there, I would recomend running chdisk or scandisk first then defrag.

Running in safe mode disables a lot of services that can cause defrag problems, such as screensavers, power mangement services etc.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:18 AM

While there run Disk Cleanup. Start>ProgramFiles>Accessiores>System Tools>Disk Cleanup. Also clean out you cookies, temp internet, and history while you are at it.
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#5 turnip


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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:17 PM

Make sure you have atleast 15% free space to have any improvement thru defrag as, else check out this link to make more space.
If you need another defrag tool- its free and faster. But best not to keep changing from one to another.

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