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Defrag leaves lots of fragments....???

by porthome / May 3, 2006 4:17 AM PDT

I have defragged my systems for years and never saw this before, so I'd like some help. Today, after a 'complete' defrag with the XP Home tool, I was left with over 12,000 fragments of files that 'cannot be defragmented'. Only about 10 files are involved, and most of them seem to be related to Thunderbird (Mozilla's e-mail tool)All the files are 700MB or more in size.
I think this must be slowing my system down. Can anyone suggest a fix? For example, if I were to move the files in question to another drive, then defrag, then move them back, would that help?
Thank you for any suggestions


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by shankru85 / May 3, 2006 4:25 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Perfect Disk an excellent choice.
by caktus / May 4, 2006 8:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Thunderbird
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Maybe try...
by tomron / May 3, 2006 4:26 AM PDT

to check disk for errors,click HERE


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Diskkeeper has a paper on this, but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 5:56 AM PDT

It's not a big impact to the system so why bother trying to fix this?


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Well, I think that having key files so fragmented
by porthome / May 4, 2006 4:11 AM PDT

must also be slowing down normal operations...

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2006 8:23 AM PDT

There are some that feel that any fragmentation will slow the machine. But this is not showing in my world.

I've found that XP DMA issue to be more a factor than anything else. And that pesky spyware issue.


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Have enough free space?
by 19sd78 / May 3, 2006 11:21 PM PDT

Could it hve been lack of enough free space? Does the same happen in safe mode? Maybe you could try defragmenting with a third party tool.
DIskeeper Lite is free.

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I think there is enough free space
by porthome / May 4, 2006 4:09 AM PDT

but I will try the third party tools also.


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