my system is a 2 yr old Ath 2.8,xp home,fairly decent spec, 160 gb hard dr, sp2 loaded etc. The machine seems to have slowed down a lot, admitantlly for the sake of our sanity my son has installed a couple of big games recently (half life etc)but this defrag problem was happening before these games were installed. After 'defragg' it reports some files could not be moved, the screen result shows a poor defrag, and this is with 83% of free space still left on the hard drive. If I click on the 'analize' button after a defrag, it tells me that I should defrag my system, but I've just done that! xp firewall, auto updates, and antivirus are all 'on'
fisrt of all thanks for the quick responce al of you but I'm afraid all your suggestions I have tried and done, scan disc etc. The only thing that I had to replace recently was my dvd-cd drive, not because it failed, but the tray was cracked by me! but my defrag problem was before this unforunate mishap. We are actually light user of my machine(internet) although my son does like his latest game!