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wont defrag completely

by Chewy Squirrel / November 5, 2004 7:35 AM PST

i have run the defragmentation program several times and it completed several times but it never completely defrags my hard drive after it finished defragging every time i pressed analyze and it still said you should defragment this volume and the fragmentation stays at 14%!

i am running windows xp professional and i have over 15% free disk space when running it

anything i'm doing wrong?


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Re: wont defrag completely = True
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 7:44 AM PST
In reply to: wont defrag completely

The supplied defragmentor may require up to 1/2 the drive empty to defrag all but a few files. This is by design. It's not broken and what's left is unlikely to cause any issue.


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Re: wont defrag completely = True
by IceTemple / November 6, 2004 11:54 AM PST

I have a similar problem:

When I run a defrag in either Windows default or through Nortons Speedisc they both stop at half way (around 40-50%) and won't go any further. I have a P4 2g 512 DDR ram and about half my hard drive free.

Any answers to this problem?

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Re: wont defrag completely = True
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 6, 2004 8:46 PM PST

I would perform a checkdisk first, to see if there are any problems with the disk.


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