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chilly

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#1
when I defragment my hard drive their appears to be a large gap between files that does not move after defrag has finished, is this a bad or damaged sector, if not explanations would be appreciated
 
#2
Some files, like paging files and some system files, will not be moved during a normal defrag. These files can only be moved during a boot up defrag, that's probably why you see the gaps.

Hope this helps:)
 
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Jeff P

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Chilly - No worries. I get the same thing on my 4 computers. It is as Allan said, files that are in use cannot be moved in XP. Iceman is correct too. Your hard drive is fine - those gaps do not mean that you have damaged sectors.
 
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ModestCargo

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I've heard Iceman38 mention that you can remove these gaps by doing a boot-up defrag. How can I do this? If anyone has the asnswer please respond by emailing me (my addy is under my nickname on the left). My ICQ number is 162003296.
 
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ModestCargo

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#7
That was fast. I hit the refresh button 5 minutes after I had written the message and voila! A reply! Thanks, BOBbagels.
 

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