De frag problem

  Gazzerr 13:29 28 Jul 2007
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I managed to get the MS defrag analyser running but when I try to defrag it doesn't get past 1%. Any ideas why this might be - do I need to close other programes like AVG, ZA etc?

  HCOOH 13:34 28 Jul 2007

How much free space do you have on your drive.

  HCOOH 13:35 28 Jul 2007

You could try this
click here

  Gazzerr 13:55 28 Jul 2007

12 GB free. about 30 used

  postie24 14:02 28 Jul 2007

Turn off all running programs including screensavers and try again

  Gazzerr 14:04 28 Jul 2007

Tried running it. Exactly the same - analyses no problem but then doesn't get past 1% of the actual defrag.

  Trackrat 14:10 28 Jul 2007

Try this free program, I use it and it is better than the XP one.

click here

  postie24 14:21 28 Jul 2007

You may have a corrupt file.
Try a system file scan.
Go to Start/Run/type sfc /scannow (Watch the space between sfc and /) hit enter. You may need your XP CD

  mfletch 14:22 28 Jul 2007

Hi I downloaded this one and I am very impressed with its performance,

Disk Cleaner lite/ FREE

click here

It was much faster than the Windows one and did a better defrag,

mfletch

  mfletch 14:55 28 Jul 2007

Sorry it should be Disckeeper lite

click here

  sunny staines 15:30 28 Jul 2007

before running defrag always run chkdsk to clear up any disk errors.

go my computer highlight c drive right click- properties - tools - click chkdsk it will tell you to restart that is normal. [tick box to fix any errors]

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