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Defrag Issue...capacity-14.6gb----used 10.9gb- Free-3.74gb


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#1 1Bart

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:43 PM

The analysis is a mess with much red, white and blue scattered all over the place wall to wall.

When attempting to defrag, in safe mode or not, it takes all of 10 seconds.

Seems to be enough free space......Is there..??

What could be to solution?

The folders are
  • Windows-3.4GB
  • Docs and Settings- 3.0GB
  • Program Files- 3.0GB
  • Compaq- 8MG
  • My Downloads- 43MB
  • ViaVoice- 30MB


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:56 PM

If your using IE7 use it cleaning option...tools/internet options/delete/delete all/close/click ok....try to defragment

if that dont work try using ccleaner as a precaution/warning make a back of files use ccleaners back-up option

http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

run it and restart your computer ...now try to defragment your disk

Edited by mme, 07 June 2007 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:51 PM

using IE6

use ccleaner often

still will not defrag even with decent amount of free space... cant imagine why...

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:59 PM

open up windows disc cleaner

uncheck everything...except compress files

change the number of days to compress files

try any number then use disc clean-up

let it compress the files you may have a bad file that wont defrag

if you can do this in safemode

also while in safemode use ccleaner but this time uncheck every thing except the defragment ccleaner has

then try to fragment your disc

how many users account do you have that may slow defragmenter down

if that dont work then download this

Power Defragmenter

Edited by mme, 07 June 2007 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:18 PM

try using jk defrag

http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:36 AM

Do you have any large files on the drive? Defrag utilities tend to have problems with large files (>500MB). You should move any large files off the drive, defrag and then move them back.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:57 AM

Did not seem to find any large files.....

Perhaps will try to JK Defragger.....

Operation files are in there. Not too sure if one should defrag operating files......

I wish I understood post #4...It seems to say a bunch though...Would like to know....

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:02 AM

I think basically what they were saying is clean all temp files etc off your drive (which CCleaner is good for) and try running your defrag in Safe Mode, sometimes it works better in safe mode.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:06 AM

start/all programs/accessories/system tools/disc cleanup/after it opens uncheck programs temporary iternet files recycle bin etc....except compress files run cleaner

do the same with ccleaner

if they dont work then try power defragmenter

Power Defragmenter........... http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Powe...load-20185.html

Edited by mme, 08 June 2007 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:06 AM

Yeah....Kind of though along those lines...somewhat...

I have tried, many times, in safe mode, with the same result.

Perhaps a different defragger just for this time only..

Still skeptical of defragging a drive with program files on it.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:13 AM

I defrag my main partition with Windows and all my programs on it all the time with no problems.

Try Auslogics Disk Defrag. I've used it and it is good.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:16 AM

O-Kaaaayy.....

I give http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/ a run in safe modeand see what happens.

I'll post back and let all know.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:05 AM

No go......

Seems to have done "something"....but, nothing that you would expect from an effective defrag....

Used Auslogics in safe and regular mode. Then, re-analysis/defragged with Windows defragger and the same....juuuuuuust a bit of difference.

Even in safe mode, "something must be holding on to those files.....

Try another defragger...??? There are 2 others right in this post...

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 11:36 AM

Have you tried Diskeeper Lite.

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1207

I believe the Windows version is based on the Diskeeper Engine. Maybe someone else can verify.

MajorGeeks recommends these:

Iobit SmartDefrag
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Lexun DrvCareXP
Power Defragmenter GUI
Diskeeper Lite

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20#defraghd


I have Diskeeper Pro (it works great, but is not free)

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:19 PM

Lots of great help here and it is much appreciated!!!!!!

Well, between the three, the one pre-installed with Windows, http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/ and http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Powe...85.html...there is some reasonable appearance of order. The last attempt, by PowerDefrag seemed to do the trick for the most part. Although I would not say it was a surgical strike....

All were performed in Safe and Regular modes...and numerous times......

Edited by 1Bart, 08 June 2007 - 02:25 PM.





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