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Defragmenter Freezes

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Anonymous
February 3, 2002 5:08:39 PM

My system is W2K SP2, 800 Mhz, 768 MB RAM, single 13 GB hard drive with over 7 GB free space, ATI 8 MB video. All the latest drivers are loaded. I just installed Diskeeper 7.0 which defragged to 25% and froze. I uninstalled Diskeeper and tried to defrag with the W2K defragger and it froze at 12%. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Diskeeper several times with no change in the problem. I disabled everything in the system tray, and also everything possible running in the background with still no change. I have a network card installed only for a 2 way cable modem. I also tried defragging in the safe mode which did not work. I'm totally out of ideas, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Bill

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February 3, 2002 10:57:22 PM

The problem might be too large a page file. I had a similar problem and by reducing the size
it allowed it to finish.

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Anonymous
February 4, 2002 1:20:57 PM

Thanks for the reply Old Bear. I reduced my Page File from 1152MB to 500MB and Diskeeper 7 still freezes at 25%. Any more suggestions?
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February 5, 2002 4:48:02 PM

Do you maybe have lots of smaller files on that partition? I have one partition that has 20000 small (<100 kb) files and lots of programs have problems with it, including Diskeeper, Norton Ghost, Partition Magic and so on...
February 6, 2002 2:15:12 AM

Sometimes, on some systems, if you have your memory overclocked it will also freeze.

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February 6, 2002 2:16:47 AM

Run chkdsk /f on it if you haven't. Could also be some bad clusters.

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Anonymous
February 6, 2002 3:44:31 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I have run Chkdsk/f as well as Chkdsk/f/r and defrag will just not work in either W2K or Diskeeper 7. Being at the end of the line I just formatted the drive and defrag is now working again. I will defrag after adding every software title or windows upgrade and report back if I ever find out where the problem came from. The last upgrade I made prior to noticing the problem was to IE 6, maybe this was the culprit. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Bill
February 7, 2002 4:08:18 AM

Thanks for the post back.

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