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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:32 AM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:18 AM
chkdsk /f C:
Edited by Andrew, 10 June 2012 - 01:20 AM.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:55 AM
Thanks for your reply. I did the chkdsk /f and rebooted. CHKDSK did not find any errors. Tried to defrag again but got the same results. Neither pagefile.sys nor the hiberfil.sys were listed in the defragmenter report as most fragmented files.
My first impression is that the filesystem may be damaged. Running chkdsk on the Windows system volume while Windows is running, even in safe mode, doesn't repair any damage when it's found. You'll need to schedule a disk check on the next reboot.
To do so run chkdsk with the /f switch:chkdsk /f C:
It will ask you to reboot, do so and Windows will scan for and repair any filesystem damage. If there is damage then chkdsk may take quite a while to complete, but you should let it finish. If chkdsk can't complete with the /F switch then run it again with the /R switch. This switch makes chkdsk also check for physical errors on the disk, but will take very much longer to complete.
Also you may want to look at which files are reported as being heavily fragmented. If it's a file like pagefile.sys or hiberfil.sys, then you might consider disabling the pagefile or hibernation (respecitvely) while you defragment (disable, reboot, defrag, reenable, reboot.)
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:03 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:07 AM
Ran chkdsk /r and while I wasn't at the computer when it finished it must have either not found or fixed any errors because the computer booted up automatically afterwards. Defragmenter still doing the same thing.
If you're going to run checkdisk you should always run chkdsk /r (instead of /f). It takes longer, but will also check for and repair bad sectors in addition to file system errors. I suggest you boot to the recovery console (if you have an XP CD) and run chkdsk /r. Otherwise, open an elevated command prompt and type: chkdsk /r
You'll be told the disc is locked and asked if you want to run it on the next boot. Say YES and reboot.. Then let it run until completeion
Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:12 AM
I always do a disc cleanup before attempting to defrag. Auslogics is one of the third party defragmenters I have tried. It does the same thing the rest of them do. Acts like it's working but when finished fragmentation is exactly the same as before it started.
Try Auslogics Free Defrag Program, but run Disk Cleanup first (Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup)
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:31 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:01 AM
The Auslogics report lists thousands of files of all types and from virtually every directory.
Looking at the list of files, do they seem to have anything in common with one another?
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:08 AM
Yes, I did run chkdsk /r. Below are the results.
I think he already ran chkdsk /r. To see the results check the Application event log in the Event Viewer:
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:59 AM
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