babybell 17:50 04 Apr 2004

My pc has never had a defragmentation ran on it and im trying to perform one, i have a high spec pc but its about 4 years old. im trying to defrag but it reaches 1% stays like that for a while then goes back to 0%, its been running 4 about an hour now? whats wrong?

  VoG II 17:53 04 Apr 2004

Try using Diskeeper Lite click here - much better than Windows own.

  Stuartli 17:55 04 Apr 2004

You need to close all programs and anything else running, such as a screensaver.

  babybell 18:00 04 Apr 2004

All programs are closed and defrag is the only thing running.
Will try diskeeper, whats this about it only works on a small disk area at a time

  VoG II 18:03 04 Apr 2004

Just try it - it works, believe me. In fact it's so good that I forked out for the full (paid for) version.

  TommyRed 18:04 04 Apr 2004

I'm sure I read on here about running defrag in 'safe' mode. HTH TR

  fuzzyone 18:08 04 Apr 2004


what O's.?

  kentylad 18:11 04 Apr 2004

Running defrag in safe mode will almost certainly work, especially if you close all programs via ctrl+alt+del

With Windows XP I believe you press F8 as the computer is restarting to get the boot list options.

  sattman 19:48 04 Apr 2004

Are you closing down all programmes with Cnt/Alt?Del?
You must leave explorer and systray running of course.

  Simsy 21:44 04 Apr 2004

is the fact that if the PC has been in use for 4 years without a defrag, even if it is only lightly used, it will take a long time. It depends on the size of the HDD, but even if it's "only", say,20Gig, I wouldn't be surprised if it takes more than a couple of hours.

How long it takes depends on a number of things; How big the HDD is, (more specifically how big the partition is that is being defragged), how much free space there is on it, How fast the PC is, how much RAM you have... and finally, how badly fragmentted the data is anyway!

Good luck,



  romanab 21:47 04 Apr 2004


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