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Problem defragging my drive

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Adam S

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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?
 

Perris Calderon

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Political User
#2
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
 
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Dman

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

2z

OSNN Gamer
#6
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:
 
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Adam S

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#7
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
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.
 
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chronic

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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.
 
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Adam S

Guest
#12
default XP size. i have 512 megs of RDRAM, and i left the deault settings which should mean it is 768.
 
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Adam S

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#13
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.
 
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Adam S

Guest
#14
Diskkeeper 7.0 took care of it :) Disk defrag says 0% defragged, as does diskkeeper. Norton system doctor says 100% optimized.
 
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Adam S

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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.
 

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