Problem defragging my drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Adam S, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    I defragged my C drive, rebooted, opened it back up, hit analyze, and it says it needs to be defragged.

    so,t hen i tried using Norton's speed disk. i ran that, rebooted, then hit analyze in defrag. it says i need to defrag, and norton system doctor says i am 56% defragged.

    this is a fairly new machine, with XP SP1. anyone have any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    hmm, interesting...try downloading a trial of perfect disk, ( use google, I don't have the link), let it lay out your files...see if this works
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    This is weird. I would uninstall service pack 1, then try to defrag
     
  4. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

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    try defraging in safe mode. usually works better do to alot less things being loaded and used.
     
  5. Dman

    Dman Guest

    Have you ran scandisk , before defrag ? If theres any errors on the drive defrag doesn"t work . Try running scandisk first .
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Have a look at the report & see which files are fragmented

    if its a load of .log files & files located in temporary folders

    ignore it this is normal for XP

    the only time XP needs to be defragged is before & after installing programs & after uninstalling programs

    :cool:
     
  7. Adam S

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    when degfrag finishes it says it defragged everything. i just downloaded diskpart trial and am going to try that, see if it works.

    I'll try defragging in safe mode too, good call.
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I've had this problem too. It seems large disks with much data on them (nearly full) are very hard to defrag. I don't know why this happens, but after two weeks of trying and three defrag programs to defrag my drive I gave up. It got only a little better then when I began.
     
  9. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    this is a 12 gig drive with 6.5 gigs free tho?
     
  10. chronic

    chronic Guest

    I have a WDC 120GB and it has been 72% full and have never had problems defraging with Diskeeper 7.0

    Once in awhile it asks you to go to command>chkdsk.

    Other than that it's perfect.
     
  11. Kuja

    Kuja OSNN Addict

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    hey, adam s, how big is your pagefile?
     
  12. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    default XP size. i have 512 megs of RDRAM, and i left the deault settings which should mean it is 768.
     
  13. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    ok, now defrag is fine. it says i don't need to defrag, but norton systemworks stills ays my disk is 56% fragmented? guess I'll try diskkeeper now.
     
  14. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    Diskkeeper 7.0 took care of it :) Disk defrag says 0% defragged, as does diskkeeper. Norton system doctor says 100% optimized.
     
  15. Angst

    Angst Guest

    Adam,

    0% defragged?!?! That is some heavy fragmentation!

    :D
     
  16. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    lol, sorry. o% FRAGMENTED

    whats funny, is after i run diskkeeper and it sais 0% fragmented, norton says 100% optimized. for the hell of it, i ran norton optimizer, now its says 99% optimized, and diskkeeper says i am 2% fragmented. LOL

    so nortona ctually makes it worse, nice.