Defrag problems

  TheTerminator 12:19 10 Jun 2004
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When I try to defrag my hard disk, nothing happens at all. No message etc. My question is how do I restore the defrag program? I can not do a system restore as I had to clear them to stop a pesky virus lurking there.
So, can anyone tell me how to restore the defrag program?
Thanks

  Baledor 12:22 10 Jun 2004

Add/Remove programs from the Windows Setup, although if defrag has been removed by problems and Windows does not think that it has been unistalled then you may have to run Windows setup and select repair.

  TheTerminator 12:25 10 Jun 2004

but where is it? I've had a look and can not find it anywhere. Not under any of the "Windows Components"... Please advise me where you found it

  Valvegrid 12:51 10 Jun 2004

If it's on your machine do a search for defrag.exe. In Windows 98 it's in the Windows folder. What O/S are you using?

  TheTerminator 12:52 10 Jun 2004

win xp pro

  VoG II 13:03 10 Jun 2004

It should be in C:\Windows\System32 with a copy in C:\I386

  TheTerminator 13:07 10 Jun 2004

in C:\Windows\System32 but it is only a dos prompt and not with the windows front end..
Would doing a rescan of windows xp sort this problem out?

  GaT7 14:10 10 Jun 2004

You could run a sfc /scannow. click here if you need to know how. Good luck, G

  LillyValley 16:54 10 Jun 2004

Provided Windows XP registry has not gone up to creaks, (in which case you'll need to run a Windows Rpair utilising the Window XP disc,)then right-click on the C:\WINDOWS folder and left-click on Search. In 'All Files and Folders' type 'dfrg', and you'll see a few entries coming up in the C:\WINDOWS\System32 one of which reads 'dfrg.msc'. Right-click on it and left-click on 'pin to start menu'(you can always move it to the Accessories later.
Again, assuming that Windows is not in really bad shape, Defrag should run normally, BUT make sure you run a Scandisk first.

NB To run a Windows Repair would not be a bad idea anyway.

Hope this helps.

  THE TERMINATOR 23:57 12 Jun 2004

Please can you change your name before I report you to the Forum Editor?

  TheTerminator 00:02 13 Jun 2004

On what grounds? I've been a member here since 1999 (I think).

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