Can't defrag

  curlylad 10:17 27 May 2004

A friend has winxp , every time he tries to defrag the defrag window opens for a few seconds and then closes so after having his PC for over 6 months he hasn't been able to defrag at all.He has no other obvious problems , please advise.

  MichelleC 11:25 27 May 2004

If he's done a scannow try error-checking hd 1st. There's a good free defrag Diskeeper Lite click here

  Graham ® 11:28 27 May 2004

If he is trying the 'Programs' route to defrag, try this route. My Computer, right click on C drive, Properties, Tools. That will give options for Error checking and Defrag.

  Stormpool 11:52 27 May 2004

Boot PC - Tap F8 during bootup

Advance Start Menu - Choose Safe mode

It's recommended to run it in safe mode anyway, as in normal mode the hard drive contents will be constantly changing due to background activity

  Timmy!! 12:45 27 May 2004

If he has a Anti Virus program running he should disable that too.

  curlylad 10:04 28 May 2004

Timmy!! I'll ask him to try your idea.

Stormpool He's tried that already but thanks.

Graham ® Again , he's also tried this , thanks.

MichelleC I'll pass on your link , thanks.Oh and by the way, nice forum photo , wadaya think of my fish ?

  Alebe 22:53 30 May 2004

If your friend has AVG and Popup-stopper, right click and disable them and then try defragment. Both will restart as normal after shutdown and booting up again. Interesting to see what does work.

  curlylad 17:56 01 Jun 2004

Sorry I haven't returned to answer this , my friend has the information as supplied by you all and says he will get back to me , so when he does I will let you know the result.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:13 01 Jun 2004

Use this free programme and your defrag will be OK.... click here

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