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#1 santony

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:10 PM

I have tried to de-frag my computer and it doesn't work, why? any idea's?

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:16 PM

Could you describe "It doen't work"? Does it freeze or never starts? Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:00 AM

Try runnign chkdsk, then defragging (pc will reboot for chkdsk)
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:43 AM

How big is your HD? How full is it? How much ram do you have? If your HD is near full and not much ram, it won't run properly or at all. I had the same problem, years ago, with Win98. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:57 AM

Wildabeast has a very good point. The defrag program need 15% free hard drive space to function. Without that free space it will not function properly if at all.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:40 PM

I ran defrag with 5% I just won't run effectivly, bit it will repain minor issues. (also, I had BARE MINIMUM for XP at the time)
Also, sometimes fragmentation comes from bad sectors, chkdsk won't hurt anything, and mingt repair some of your fragmentation

Edited by DemonSui, 21 November 2006 - 12:41 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:02 PM

When all fails, try it in safe mode. If you have too many programs accessing the disk during a defrag, or chkdsk for tha matter, it will either take forever (defrag will anyway) or repeat itself constantly.

Safe mode eliminates a lot of that.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:04 PM

If you have too many programs accessing... chkdsk for that matter, it will either take forever or repeat itself constantly.

How would Safe mode make a difference with Chkdsk, it's before the OS even boots
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

Defrag and chkdsk can both be run from either safe or normal mode. Chkdsk is not run exclusively at boot up.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:25 PM

oh.. well so far it has been for me. on both Vista and XP

Edited by DemonSui, 21 November 2006 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

If you open RUN and type in chldsk you will see it will work just fine from RUN or for that matter the command line.
When I made the reference about defrag not running with less than 15% of free hard drive space I was quoting a Microsoft article on the subject. I like to quote my research and not pull it out of my,,, head.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:33 PM

um.. reseach was not what I was stating. it was personal experience
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