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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 10:08:04 AM

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Hi Folks!

My computer came with a defrag tool (probably a generic MS one?). A few
months ago I had to restore all the original facotry settings due to a nasty
virus.

Since then, whenever I go to the Tools section for my hard drive it says "No
defragmentation tool is currently installed".

It used to be there, before I did the restore.

Any ideas where I can get a copy or how I can find the original tool?

Many thanks,

Seamus

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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 6:29:57 PM

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Hi

Try typing the following from Start>Run:

dfrg.msc

Does the defrag app. appear?

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"Seamus Houghton" <Seamus Houghton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:FD848C9D-05A2-4D55-A7E9-8FC113A1DA43@microsoft.com...
> Hi Folks!
>
> My computer came with a defrag tool (probably a generic MS one?). A few
> months ago I had to restore all the original facotry settings due to a
> nasty
> virus.
>
> Since then, whenever I go to the Tools section for my hard drive it says
> "No
> defragmentation tool is currently installed".
>
> It used to be there, before I did the restore.
>
> Any ideas where I can get a copy or how I can find the original tool?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 6:29:58 PM

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"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Try typing the following from Start>Run:
>
> dfrg.msc
>
> Does the defrag app. appear?
>

Hi Will

Thank you for the advice. When I followed your instructions I got an error
message that said: "Microsoft Management Console has encountered a problem
and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Any idea what that means?

Thanks,

Seamus
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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 6:55:06 PM

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"Seamus Houghton" <SeamusHoughton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:C1E5D1D6-6486-4152-B3A9-9C3A681D7D31@microsoft.com...
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Try typing the following from Start>Run:
>>
>> dfrg.msc
>>
>> Does the defrag app. appear?
>>
>
> Hi Will
>
> Thank you for the advice. When I followed your instructions I got an error
> message that said: "Microsoft Management Console has encountered a problem
> and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
>
> Any idea what that means?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Seamus

Hi Seamus

Could you please have a look in the Event Viewer and see if there are any
errors recorded there. If so could you please double click on the event and
post the Source and Event ID.

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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 6:55:07 PM

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Hello Will

<< Could you please have a look in the Event Viewer >>

Erm... what's that? (I'm now showing my ignorance of all things technical -
hahaha!)


Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 7:22:47 PM

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"Seamus Houghton" <SeamusHoughton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:5122A80F-32CC-4CE8-BEAB-4CE681E0E5D1@microsoft.com...
> Hello Will
>
> << Could you please have a look in the Event Viewer >>
>
> Erm... what's that? (I'm now showing my ignorance of all things
> technical -
> hahaha!)
>
>
> Seamus

Sorry. The Event Viewer gives details of most errors that occur on a system
with reference numbers that could help pinpoint the problem. From Start>Run
type:

eventvwr.msc

and then expand the Application and System folders in the left hand pane.
The errors have red crosses against them. You 'may' find that you'll get
the same error message as before, I'm not sure.


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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 7:22:48 PM

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Hello Will

Ok, it says: "Faulting application mmc.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting
module msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.2600.0, fault address 0x00033e58."

Hope that helps...


Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 8:06:04 PM

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Hi Seamus

The Microsoft Management Console could have become corrupted. See if
replacing it with a fresh copy helps. Put the XP CD into the cd drive and
then type the following from Start>Run:

expand X:\i386\mmc.ex_ %systemroot%\system32\mmc.exe

Where X is the letter of your cd drive. There is a space between the d and
X and between the _ and %.

Then try the MSC files again.

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"Seamus Houghton" <SeamusHoughton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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> Hello Will
>
> Ok, it says: "Faulting application mmc.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting
> module msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.2600.0, fault address 0x00033e58."
>
> Hope that helps...
>
>
> Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 8:06:05 PM

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Hello Will

<< Put the XP CD into the cd drive >>

My computer came with everything installed. I don't have a CD with XP on it.
I have a "Recovery Disc" floppy and a "software" CD that just seems to
contain games. Could the contents of the XP CD be stored on my hard drive?

Regards,

Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 9:01:51 PM

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Hi Seamus

There may be a copy of the mmc.exe file in the windows\ServicePackFiles\i386
folder - depending on which version of XP came installed on your PC. If
that file exists, copy it to the windows\system32 folder.

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"Seamus Houghton" <SeamusHoughton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:2CE71662-485B-43D0-9505-338AD47919EF@microsoft.com...
> Hello Will
>
> << Put the XP CD into the cd drive >>
>
> My computer came with everything installed. I don't have a CD with XP on
> it.
> I have a "Recovery Disc" floppy and a "software" CD that just seems to
> contain games. Could the contents of the XP CD be stored on my hard drive?
>
> Regards,
>
> Seamus
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 9:01:52 PM

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Hello Will,

<< There may be a copy of the mmc.exe file in the
windows\ServicePackFiles\i386
folder - depending on which version of XP came installed on your PC. If
that file exists, copy it to the windows\system32 folder. >>

I did a search for the mmc.exe file on my hard drive. It came back with just
one copy that is already in the c:\windows\system32 folder.

Regards,

Seamus
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 1:59:18 AM

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Hi Seamus

If you have a Recovery floppy, then I would imagine there is a hidden
partition on your hard disk. Have a look through the documentation that
came with your PC. See if there is any reference to a hidden partition.

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"Seamus Houghton" <SeamusHoughton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:2CE71662-485B-43D0-9505-338AD47919EF@microsoft.com...
> Hello Will
>
> << Put the XP CD into the cd drive >>
>
> My computer came with everything installed. I don't have a CD with XP on
> it.
> I have a "Recovery Disc" floppy and a "software" CD that just seems to
> contain games. Could the contents of the XP CD be stored on my hard drive?
>
> Regards,
>
> Seamus
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