Unable to defrag

  cabledude 19:34 30 Jan 2006

Every time I try to start defrag (or analyse) in XP, a window appears stating "defragmentor could not start". I have also tried installing Diskeeper as a workaround but that comes up with "diskeeper could not initialise". I have tried disabling Norton Internet Security and shutting down background processes to no effect....any ideas?!!

  malgall 19:59 30 Jan 2006

i use diskeeper and it works now ok but i use to have to disable the firewall on norton internet security to get it to run

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:59 30 Jan 2006

defrag in safe mode

  woodchip 20:03 30 Jan 2006

You may need to run SFC /SCANNOW from Run Box with XP CD in comp

  cabledude 15:23 31 Jan 2006

Thanks for the inputs, but none of the above cure the problem!! A windows reinstallation may be the only solution once my hard drive grinds to a halt.

  Gongoozler 15:56 31 Jan 2006

Before you go for reinstallation, try some of the ideas here:

click here

  wee eddie 16:34 31 Jan 2006

It's own defragger may supersede the Windows one

  smokingbeagle 16:41 31 Jan 2006

undo the previous clean up. I had a similar problem and had to stop using Regseeker. Hope this helps.

  cabledude 19:32 02 Feb 2006

Many thanks to Gongoozler, there is a huge amount of info on the link. The problem for me was the paging file in Virtual memory, it was set to "no paging file", switching to the system managed setting cured it.

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