Defragmentation does not work

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zee, May 14, 2002.

  1. zee

    zee Guest

    i can defrag my D: and E: drive but i cannot defrag the C: drive. when i try to defrag C:, it says defragmenting and it stays at 1% forever and the HD light does not blink as it does when defragmenting other drives. i have some services disabled but none of which have to do with defragmentation. i defragged the C: drive few weeks ago. i tried from the command line, the same issue, it does not work. anyone has any idea what is going on?
    it does not report any errors.

    i'm using windows defrag program.
    my computer:

    1.4 AMD TB
    512 DDR ram
    GF2 GTS 64 RAM
    Acoustic edge sound card
    Realteack NIC
    IBM 60 GB 7200 RPM HD
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Have you tried a different defrag utility?
    Give Diskeeper a try (it's a better defrag utility anyway ). You can try it for free. See if it helps.
  3. Same problem. So I use Norton SpeedDisk (comes with system works) and it works fine
  4. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

    Skidby-East Yorkshire

    Have you tried defragging in safe mode as no programs are running in the background?

    I use Diskeeper 7 and think it's marv!:D
  5. zee

    zee Guest

    i used disk keeper and it worked. i guess i'm gonna stick with it till i format the system. but i stopped its service from running. i'll mannaully enable it when i need to defrag. it takes like 5 MB of ram and slows system at start up.
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    really the diskkeeper service is slowing you at startup? I've never had any slowdown problems with it, I like to have ti running since my comp is never off and after the first couple of defrags it works great.
  7. zee

    zee Guest

    it's not noticable but from the amount of memory it takes you can tell it would slow the system to start up. you only need it to be running in the back ground when youhave the set it and forget it option enabled other than that it's useless and wastes system resources.
  8. MyJelleo

    MyJelleo OSNN Junior Addict

    Why is it when I try to run disk keeper in safe mode it tells me that it'll try to connect with a local host...or something to that nature and instead of connecting, it just sits there trying to do something besides defrag my drive?

    When I say something, I mean it just sits there like it's trying to start up forever.
  9. MyJelleo

    MyJelleo OSNN Junior Addict

    Forget about DiskKeeper! It's basically your integrated defragger, but with one extra--it gives a person more information about the condition of their drive.

    Disk Keeper did nothing exceptionally different from my current default defrag program. It left chunks of fragged files untouched for no reason and it gave me many other problems, such as it kept pushing a group of fragged files further away from the defragged group.

    If you really want a good alternative defrag program get O&O Defrag 2000 Pro. This program not only actually defragged my entire drive, but it's also much faster than Disk Keeper.
  10. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    I'll stick to Norton Speed Disk. With hard drive scores of 1100+ at Madonion's PCMark 2002, Speed Disk has got to be doing something right!;)
  11. agus

    agus Guest

    I stick also to SpeedDisk for defragmenting. It worked well with Windows 98 SE.

    Now my SpeedDisk has to work on Windows XP. Although my harddisk is defragmented regularly every few days, the defragmenting takes quite long as if the harddisk had never been defragmented before. Very strange...

    Do have the same experience?


  12. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

    what exactly does defraging your hard drive do? does it free up space? does it make your computer go faster?