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Can't defrag C drive

by riversr_work / January 3, 2008 8:10 AM PST

I am having a problem getting Defrag to run on my C drive. I've tried it several times and it runs to completion but then when I check it again it is still very fragmented and says that I should defrag it. It reports that my drive is about 35% fragmented. I tried booting in Safe mode, thought that might do the trick but got same results, which means it did nothing. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

rivers

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The usual fix is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2008 8:23 AM PST
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To leave the drive about 50% empty and try it in SAFE MODE.

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I was afraid someone would say that.
by riversr_work / January 3, 2008 8:39 AM PST
In reply to: The usual fix is

I'm going to have a really tough time gettting to 50% free space, but I will work on it.

Thanks,

rivers

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35%
by James Denison / January 3, 2008 8:37 AM PST
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You could try this.
by Y4 / January 3, 2008 10:31 AM PST
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Scan your C: and how to do it....
by The Bob / January 3, 2008 2:49 PM PST
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Hi!
Administrator mode:
Go to your C:
Right click on it
Properties
Tools
Scan ( the first one )
check the boxes
scan now
restart the computer
and let go, it will clean the red in your hard disk and after the rest of the red is videos ans pictures on your hard disk.
Sorry if i'm not clear cause I'm French but I'll try to do better if you do not understand.
Take care!

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Got it!
by riversr_work / January 4, 2008 4:52 AM PST
In reply to: Can't defrag C drive

I finally got it to work although it took a lot of work. I had to delete files to get it to at least 35% free space and then boot in Safe mode and run defrag about 10 times to finally get it down to a reasonable amount of fragmentation. Painful but it worked.

Thanks to everyone for all the help.

rivers

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Defrag
by Birdman1890P / January 4, 2008 8:59 AM PST
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Keep defraggin" until it"s done... Rome wasn"t built in a day!!!

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answer
by yogeshdl / January 4, 2008 12:35 PM PST
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1)transfer your all data to another (except system data+add or remove programm) and then try to defrag it.
2)format your c-drive. using windows xp sp2 cd.

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iobit smartdefrag optimize and defrag hard disk
by vmff / January 5, 2008 2:47 AM PST
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It was worked for me very well,
please Try this:
www.iobit.com/SmartDefrag/index.html

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Easy!
by thebug / January 5, 2008 6:56 AM PST
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Just download Win ASO registry defrag program, works great. I think it's free!

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Get Diskeeper
by Ivan Thomson / January 5, 2008 7:05 AM PST
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Get/buy a copy of Diskeeper and use that instead of the built in defrager. Works faster and better.

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Be careful of Diskeeper..................
by tallin / January 5, 2008 7:24 AM PST
In reply to: Get Diskeeper

It disables your Windows Defragger and you cannot get it back unless you uninstall Diskeeper.

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IOBit Smartdefrag worked well for me as an alternative to Auslogics Disk Defrag and of course Windows built in defragger.

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DK is cool.
by SerengetiValley / January 7, 2008 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: Get Diskeeper

I second Diskeeper too; it's a great defragger. Fast and safe, with plenty of options. It's also easy to use for the less technically inclined, if you dont want to mess with the configuration settings. You can try the evaluation versions for (I think) a month for free from Cnet's downloads section.

And to clear up disk space, there is nothing better than ccleaner. it's free and does a fantastic job of disposing off temporary files and resetting the browser caches.

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Defrag C Drive
by rickhernandez7 / January 6, 2008 1:00 AM PST
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I downloaded and Installed Auslogics Disk Defrag (Free), and I like it and it works!!!

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+1 on Diskeeper
by psytropic / January 8, 2008 1:44 AM PST
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The company that makes Diskeeper actually made the Windows 2000/XP Defrag utility. The Windows version is essentially a stripped down version.

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defrag win xp
by sharkbite42 / May 10, 2010 9:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't defrag C drive

when I try to defrag my windows xp, an error message appears saying "the scan has been canceled because an error occurred in file c:\windows\msimgsiz.dat

Do you have a fix?

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