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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 4:46:03 AM

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When I run the defragmenter it runs for a short time ie 1% and then says it's
finished. However if I analyse it still says the disk needs defragmenting.
I could just keep running it over and over and the disk would finally be
defragmented, but there must be an easier way. I am running XP sp2 on one
computer and XP without sp2 on another and have the same problem on both.
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Thanks for taking the time to read my thread, I look forward to reading your
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Kathryn
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 9:05:44 AM

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HI *Kathryn* :

> When I run the defragmenter it runs for a short time ie 1% and then says it's
> finished. However if I analyse it still says the disk needs defragmenting.
> I could just keep running it over and over and the disk would finally be
> defragmented, but there must be an easier way. I am running XP sp2 on one
> computer and XP without sp2 on another and have the same problem on both.

1- Use chkdsk to check the integrity of your hard disk:

Windows explorer | right click on disk icon |
properties | tab "tools" | "check errors" | check both options
ok and restart your computer

or

Start | Run | cmd | chkdsk X: /F /V ,
Where X= disk volume

For the results un applications log:
Souce : Winlogon
ID : 1001

and try again.. if defrag failed you have to reinstall the defrag module
like this :

2- Set windows explorer to show the hidden files and folders and go to

C:\Windows\inf

select dfrg.inf
right click
choose install

The installator may ask for the W xp CD...

Hope this help.
Let us know.

:) 
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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 2:08:06 PM

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Hi

Do you see any error messages at all and have you got at least 15% free disk
space available for the Disk Defragmenter to work properly?

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MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Kathryn" <Kathryn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2A2FA96-98B6-4D8F-BD0B-61805179B6BE@microsoft.com...
> When I run the defragmenter it runs for a short time ie 1% and then says
> it's
> finished. However if I analyse it still says the disk needs
> defragmenting.
> I could just keep running it over and over and the disk would finally be
> defragmented, but there must be an easier way. I am running XP sp2 on one
> computer and XP without sp2 on another and have the same problem on both.
> --
> Thanks for taking the time to read my thread, I look forward to reading
> your
> response.
>
> Kathryn
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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 5:27:01 PM

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Hi Will

No error messages at all and I have got at least 15% free disk space.
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Thanks for taking the time to read my thread, I look forward to reading your
response.

Kathryn


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Do you see any error messages at all and have you got at least 15% free disk
> space available for the Disk Defragmenter to work properly?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Kathryn" <Kathryn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B2A2FA96-98B6-4D8F-BD0B-61805179B6BE@microsoft.com...
> > When I run the defragmenter it runs for a short time ie 1% and then says
> > it's
> > finished. However if I analyse it still says the disk needs
> > defragmenting.
> > I could just keep running it over and over and the disk would finally be
> > defragmented, but there must be an easier way. I am running XP sp2 on one
> > computer and XP without sp2 on another and have the same problem on both.
> > --
> > Thanks for taking the time to read my thread, I look forward to reading
> > your
> > response.
> >
> > Kathryn
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 11:35:48 PM

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"" wrote:
> When I run the defragmenter it runs for a short time ie 1% and
> then says it's
> finished. However if I analyse it still says the disk needs
> defragmenting.
> I could just keep running it over and over and the disk would
> finally be
> defragmented, but there must be an easier way. I am running
> XP sp2 on one
> computer and XP without sp2 on another and have the same
> problem on both.
> --
> Thanks for taking the time to read my thread, I look forward
> to reading your
> response.
>
> Kathryn

Are you using the windows defragmenter? You could try running it in
safe mode if you havent already. If it doesnt work, you could try out
a third party tool, which is faster than the built in.

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