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Problem Defragging

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May 22, 2010 2:39:44 AM

I am well above the 15% required by windows but for some reason it won't defrag properly with the default defrag on windows. I also tried another program that did the same.

The log gives the following errors. I also had used ccleaner and all kinds of reg cleaners prior to use:



Volume (C:) 
Volume size = 112 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 90.04 GB
Free space = 21.74 GB
Percent free space = 19 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 20 %
File fragmentation = 40 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 161,160
Average file size = 661 KB
Total fragmented files = 67
Total excess fragments = 41,637
Average fragments per file = 1.25

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 2.93 GB
Total fragments = 13,802

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 16,435
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 178 MB
MFT record count = 178,886
Percent MFT in use = 98 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

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Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
209 157 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_13.iwd
142 157 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_12.iwd
467 159 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_17.iwd
142 160 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_10.iwd
137 160 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_07.iwd
526 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_007.vpk
839 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2_dlc1\pak01_000.vpk
580 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_008.vpk
295 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_002.vpk
229 201 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_009.vpk
329 260 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\video\intro_credits_load.bik
339 387 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\condition zero.gcf
222 500 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 episode two english.gcf
1,744 676 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode two maps.gcf
949 841 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 content.gcf
1,147 976 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source sounds.gcf
2,838 1.02 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source materials.gcf
4,214 1.20 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode 1 shared.gcf
1,935 1.31 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode two content.gcf
1,113 1.64 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\team fortress 2 materials.gcf
329 1.84 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcesdk.gcf
3,549 3.18 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\team fortress 2 content.gcf
208 4.00 GB \Documents and Settings\HATZENBELLER\Desktop\Media\Movies\Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children Complete\Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children Complete.m2ts

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May 22, 2010 3:26:13 AM

sting9701 said:
I am well above the 15% required by windows but for some reason it won't defrag properly with the default defrag on windows. I also tried another program that did the same.

The log gives the following errors. I also had used ccleaner and all kinds of reg cleaners prior to use:



Volume (C:) 
Volume size = 112 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 90.04 GB
Free space = 21.74 GB
Percent free space = 19 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 20 %
File fragmentation = 40 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 161,160
Average file size = 661 KB
Total fragmented files = 67
Total excess fragments = 41,637
Average fragments per file = 1.25

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 2.93 GB
Total fragments = 13,802

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 16,435
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 178 MB
MFT record count = 178,886
Percent MFT in use = 98 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

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Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
209 157 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_13.iwd
142 157 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_12.iwd
467 159 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_17.iwd
142 160 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_10.iwd
137 160 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\iw_07.iwd
526 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_007.vpk
839 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2_dlc1\pak01_000.vpk
580 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_008.vpk
295 200 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_002.vpk
229 201 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_009.vpk
329 260 MB \Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2\main\video\intro_credits_load.bik
339 387 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\condition zero.gcf
222 500 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 episode two english.gcf
1,744 676 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode two maps.gcf
949 841 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 content.gcf
1,147 976 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source sounds.gcf
2,838 1.02 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source materials.gcf
4,214 1.20 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode 1 shared.gcf
1,935 1.31 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\episode two content.gcf
1,113 1.64 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\team fortress 2 materials.gcf
329 1.84 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcesdk.gcf
3,549 3.18 GB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\team fortress 2 content.gcf
208 4.00 GB \Documents and Settings\HATZENBELLER\Desktop\Media\Movies\Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children Complete\Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children Complete.m2ts


Maybe it's because of copy guarded programs, maybe it's because you loaded all kinds of system cleaners. Could be either or both. Do not install multiple security systems or multiple system cleaners in a computer, they conflict with each other.
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May 22, 2010 6:31:33 AM

None of them are running though. Everything is closed down when i run the defrag. These games are run on steam which ive used for years. This has never been a problem previously.
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May 22, 2010 6:28:35 PM

Pretty much every process in the computer is running whether it's closed or not, every time you start the computer. Check the process manager, you have about 52 processes or more running full time in windows XP. Something that was installed affected the systems ability to defrag, it could be a microsoft update or anything else. Perhaps if the processes were stopped one by one the offending process could be pinpointed.
But troubleshooting requires that we do not assume anything, but rather, test everything.
Microsoft process explorer (a download from microsoft) allows you to shut down, halt processes to do your trouble shooting.
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May 23, 2010 3:35:56 AM

I just used tuneup utilities to defrag and it seems to have worked for the most part. Freed up a gig of space off the defrag and analyzation says it doesn't need to be defragged.

I never did try doing this in safe mode without networking. Is that the best route to take?
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May 23, 2010 5:37:29 AM

I always go to safe mode with networking to do system maintenance. There are far less services/programs running. This is especially true when running malware scans.

Here are a few useful tools that I use.
revo uninstaller (uninstalls software, and removes all traces)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

ccleaner (good registry cleaner)
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

malwarebytes (top notch malware scanner)
www.malwarebytes.org/

Avast anti-virus (great real time protection)
http://www.avast.com/security-software-home-office

All are very good free software.
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May 24, 2010 3:21:44 PM

Have all those but revo. Is revo another reg cleaner? I have 3 or 4 already
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May 24, 2010 3:47:28 PM

No, revo isn't really a registry cleaner. It just has an advanced function, where you can remove any and all traces left.
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