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Anonymous
January 2, 2005 4:19:03 AM

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I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete programmes
.. When I try to access defrag I get the message
Windows cannot open this file
File dfrg.msc
Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks

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Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:49:34 PM

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Hi

What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP CD
into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run

expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc

where X is the cd drive letter.

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
>I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
> defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
> programmes
> . When I try to access defrag I get the message
> Windows cannot open this file
> File dfrg.msc
> Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
> Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:49:35 PM

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"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
> doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP CD
> into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run
>
> expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc


where X is the cd drive letter

Hi Will,
Still no joy......When I typed dfrg.msc from Start>Run I had the same
message that Windows cannot open this file ...msc
When I put the cd in and typed the details you suggested in the Start>Run I
had a flash of a smaller black screen. This was happening before also when
trying to access defrag. I noticed that someone else had posted that they
were getting this also..
Do you have any other ideas ?
Many thanks for your interest.
lyn

>
> .
>
> --
>
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
> >I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
> > defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
> > programmes
> > . When I try to access defrag I get the message
> > Windows cannot open this file
> > File dfrg.msc
> > Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
> > Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
> >
>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 2, 2005 1:47:55 PM

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Hi

Using the CD to extract a fresh copy of the Defrag program shouldn't cause
that to happen, unless you have an underlying problem. Are you getting any
error messages at all? If not, have a look in the Event Viewer for any
possible pointers towards the problem.

--


Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9174D421-1D7A-4335-B326-A3F09200F97F@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
>> doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP
>> CD
>> into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run
>>
>> expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc
>
>
> where X is the cd drive letter
>
> Hi Will,
> Still no joy......When I typed dfrg.msc from Start>Run I had the same
> message that Windows cannot open this file ...msc
> When I put the cd in and typed the details you suggested in the Start>Run
> I
> had a flash of a smaller black screen. This was happening before also when
> trying to access defrag. I noticed that someone else had posted that they
> were getting this also..
> Do you have any other ideas ?
> Many thanks for your interest.
> lyn
>
>>
>> .
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
>> >I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
>> > defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
>> > programmes
>> > . When I try to access defrag I get the message
>> > Windows cannot open this file
>> > File dfrg.msc
>> > Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
>> > Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 4:38:28 PM

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Lyn wrote:
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>
>>Hi
>>
>>What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
>>doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP CD
>>into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run
>>
>>expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc
>
>
>
> where X is the cd drive letter
>
> Hi Will,
> Still no joy......When I typed dfrg.msc from Start>Run I had the same
> message that Windows cannot open this file ...msc
> When I put the cd in and typed the details you suggested in the Start>Run I
> had a flash of a smaller black screen. This was happening before also when
> trying to access defrag. I noticed that someone else had posted that they
> were getting this also..
> Do you have any other ideas ?
> Many thanks for your interest.
> lyn
>
>
>>.
>>
>>--
>>
>>
>>Will Denny
>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>>"Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
>>>defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
>>>programmes
>>>. When I try to access defrag I get the message
>>>Windows cannot open this file
>>>File dfrg.msc
>>>Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
>>>Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
>>>
>>
>>
>>

dfrg.msc is is a Microsoft Common Console Document.
It runs inside Microsoft Management Console -
typically - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe

Maybe the actual problem is with mmc.exe?

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Bob Dietz
January 4, 2005 8:38:07 PM

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Pardon me for jumping in - I have the same problem but unfortunately I have
no idea where my XP CD is. Is it possible to extract Defrag from the CABs?

Terry

"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:epJuZBL8EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
> doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP
CD
> into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run
>
> expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc
>
> where X is the cd drive letter.
>
> --
>
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
> >I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
> > defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
> > programmes
> > . When I try to access defrag I get the message
> > Windows cannot open this file
> > File dfrg.msc
> > Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
> > Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
> >
>
>
January 4, 2005 8:43:41 PM

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OOPs - I may have posted this in error - my problem is defrag locks up at
about 25%. Should I reinstall defrag?

"Terry" <terry@aol.com> wrote in message
news:o tdcsZr8EHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Pardon me for jumping in - I have the same problem but unfortunately I
have
> no idea where my XP CD is. Is it possible to extract Defrag from the
CABs?
>
> Terry
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:epJuZBL8EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
> >
> > What happens if the type dfrg.msc from Start>Run? If the Defrag program
> > doesn't appear, you can extract a fresh copy from the XP CD. Put the XP
> CD
> > into the cd drive and type the following from Start>Run
> >
> > expand X:\i386\dfrg.ms_ %systemroot%\system32\dfrg.msc
> >
> > where X is the cd drive letter.
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Will Denny
> > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> > Please reply to the News Groups
> >
> >
> > "Lyn" <Lyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9B7C7FE1-2670-4E02-9FFF-71DE6D704662@microsoft.com...
> > >I have followed advice of other postings, but cannot find any trace of
> > > defrag to be able to re-install from control panel.... add/delete
> > > programmes
> > > . When I try to access defrag I get the message
> > > Windows cannot open this file
> > > File dfrg.msc
> > > Then it asks what I want to use to open the file.
> > > Would appreciate any help on this. Thanks
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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