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Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine

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July 9, 2005 3:49:01 PM

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When trying to defrag from DFRG.MSC and clicking on ANALYZE and/or DEFRAG,
nothing happens. I have no problems with the hard drive which has 85% free
space. When running "defrag.exe c: -a" from the command line, I get the
response "Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine". Anybody
here familiar with this problem or had a similar eXPerience who might be able
to help?
Thanks, ziggy
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:56:17 AM

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Delete dfrgfat or dfrgntfs. If your computer is setup correctly it will replace these files with whole files.

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"ziggy" <ziggy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4C1BE880-8C85-440C-B108-628F82DD1AFC@microsoft.com...
> When trying to defrag from DFRG.MSC and clicking on ANALYZE and/or DEFRAG,
> nothing happens. I have no problems with the hard drive which has 85% free
> space. When running "defrag.exe c: -a" from the command line, I get the
> response "Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine". Anybody
> here familiar with this problem or had a similar eXPerience who might be able
> to help?
> Thanks, ziggy
July 10, 2005 8:56:18 AM

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"David Candy" wrote:

> Delete dfrgfat or dfrgntfs. If your computer is setup correctly it will replace these files with whole files.
>
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> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanks David, but that didn't help. The files got replaced ok but the problem remains as before.
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
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> "ziggy" <ziggy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4C1BE880-8C85-440C-B108-628F82DD1AFC@microsoft.com...
> > When trying to defrag from DFRG.MSC and clicking on ANALYZE and/or DEFRAG,
> > nothing happens. I have no problems with the hard drive which has 85% free
> > space. When running "defrag.exe c: -a" from the command line, I get the
> > response "Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine". Anybody
> > here familiar with this problem or had a similar eXPerience who might be able
> > to help?
> > Thanks, ziggy
>
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July 10, 2005 8:56:18 AM

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Problem solved (duh)! Turns out that the service "DCOM Server Process
Launcher" has to be running for defrag to work. Ran into this answer on a
google search. Would be nice to have a message indicating this, rather than
just ignore the user. Thanks for the help.
ziggy

"David Candy" wrote:

> Delete dfrgfat or dfrgntfs. If your computer is setup correctly it will replace these files with whole files.
>
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> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "ziggy" <ziggy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4C1BE880-8C85-440C-B108-628F82DD1AFC@microsoft.com...
> > When trying to defrag from DFRG.MSC and clicking on ANALYZE and/or DEFRAG,
> > nothing happens. I have no problems with the hard drive which has 85% free
> > space. When running "defrag.exe c: -a" from the command line, I get the
> > response "Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine". Anybody
> > here familiar with this problem or had a similar eXPerience who might be able
> > to help?
> > Thanks, ziggy
>
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:56:19 AM

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Windows XP should - windows XP could???

WindowsXP can not have a message to counteract "everything" that a user does
to hurt his machine. Who turned off the dcom service process launcher to try
to save resources?

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Regards,

Richard Urban

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"ziggy" <ziggy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3D1B701B-BEFC-458F-9938-756A0F86CB37@microsoft.com...
> Problem solved (duh)! Turns out that the service "DCOM Server Process
> Launcher" has to be running for defrag to work. Ran into this answer on a
> google search. Would be nice to have a message indicating this, rather
> than
> just ignore the user. Thanks for the help.
> ziggy
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> Delete dfrgfat or dfrgntfs. If your computer is setup correctly it will
>> replace these files with whole files.
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "ziggy" <ziggy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4C1BE880-8C85-440C-B108-628F82DD1AFC@microsoft.com...
>> > When trying to defrag from DFRG.MSC and clicking on ANALYZE and/or
>> > DEFRAG,
>> > nothing happens. I have no problems with the hard drive which has 85%
>> > free
>> > space. When running "defrag.exe c: -a" from the command line, I get
>> > the
>> > response "Windows cannot connect to the Disk Defragmenter engine".
>> > Anybody
>> > here familiar with this problem or had a similar eXPerience who might
>> > be able
>> > to help?
>> > Thanks, ziggy
>>
!