Defragmenting tool & an MMC.exe error

the subject says it all, when i try and use the defrag tool after right clicking on a drive it gives me an mmc.exe error. it also says it created a log file, just not what directory it in. anyone know where Win2k puts the error logs?
the knowledge base at microsoft.com didnt have anything on the mmc.exe error(big surprise).

the error check & backup utilities both launch fine.
its only the defrag tool.

it seems im very skilled at getting errors and problems with windows that no one else gets, even though i follow all the same advice on tweaking & stable operation tips, etc.

i hope im wrong and that everyone but me knows how to fix this?
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  1. start -> settings -> control pannel -> administration utilities -> event viewer

    Despite appearances im not Phsysic. I may need your system specifications to solve your problem!
  2. win2k sp2
    512 PC2100
    xp 1600+
    MSI via kt266a board(4in1 installed)
    40gig hd partitioned up pretty crazy like(7).
    sb live, etc.

    this is what it had in the event viewer:

    The application, mmc.exe, generated an application error The error occurred on 04/25/2002 @ 17:42:51.968 The exception generated was c0000005 at address 7800209A (wcsncpy)

    i just performed a full error check on one of the less used paritioned & tried to defrag it to be sure it wasnt a hd problem, no luck same error.
  3. try extracting mmc.exe to your system32 folder

    If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
  4. You could also see if the MMC will execute from the RUN menu. Just go start > Run >> type mmc >>> hit OK. If it has a problem running from their it has nothing to do with defrag, but with the <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/mmcover.asp" target="_new">Microsoft Management Console</A>.

    If the MMC is damaged, that would be a major problem imo. No?

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  5. if it IS mmc causing the prob- which I think it is, and extracting it doesnt work - which I dont think it will, then yes, it would be a major problem.


    If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
  6. i run mmc and a console thing comes up also i found the mmc exe in system32 and running the exe works ok with no errors.

    so does that mean its just the defrag? and how is it possible to fix that?
  7. as I said earlier, try extracting dfrg.msc

    If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
  8. CALV is probably on the right track.

    You could also try making another MMC snap-in for the defrag tool to. Click on Console and goto Add/Remove Snap-in. Click on Add and choose the Disk Defragmenter. You should be able to save that mmc snap-in and it will show under administrative tools.

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  9. where do i extract dfrg.msc from?
    i searched for it and the only file was the one thats already in system32.

    it gives me the same error when i try and add another snap-in =(
  10. you need to extract it off the cd
    as mentioned above, try a custom mmc


    If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
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