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Defrag Reaches Only A Certain Percentage

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#1 edd080


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:54 AM

Hi to all, i would like to ask you if anyone has encountered a similar problem, I am trying to defrag my hard disks, one has a capacity of 80GB and the other is of 160GB when i try to defragment both hard disks, they both reach a certain percentage such as 40 % and a message pops up saying Defragmentation complete some files could not be defragmented, view report. Why is it that each hard disk that i defragment,one after the other, do not continue up to a 100%? :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:08 AM

hello. Mine does the same thing. Ihope someone here can give us an answer and a simple fix.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:08 AM

Here are a couple of ideas.
1. Make sure there is enough free disk space on each hard drive to allow the defragmentation application to work. Generally about 15 percent is required.
2. Run scandisk, or checkdisk, before defragmenting, and delete any unneeded files (clear out temp files especially).
3. Defragment your hard drives in Safe Mode.

If these suggestions do not work, or if you have already tried them, then create a separate post (per member) and tell us what version of Windows you are using, what defragmention application you are using, and the size of each hard drive and the amount of each that is currently being used. Make a copy of the report in case it is needed.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:01 AM

Most commonly this is cause by something interrupting the defrag process (which requires unrestricted access to the disk while it's working).

3 common alternatives are:
1) A payware defragmenter that addresses this problem
2) Run your defragmentation in Safe Mode
3) Defrag using this free, online scanner: http://safety.live.com/
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 01:54 AM

Another defragmenting program is Diskeeper Lite, it's freeware and can be downloaded from here.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:40 PM

Hey - It's fixed!! I downloaded CCleaner and scrubbed all the caca away, then lo and behold! - my hd is completely defragged! Great stuff!


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