need some defragging help.

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Hi everyone, i have a problem with my defragger.

i'm with windows XP pro and iv searcjed the who;e newsgroup for info but to
no avail.

when i try to defrag after only a few seconds i get a report saying that
some file could not be defragded, it turns out there is a problem defragging
a few files.

the files are VERY big and i was wnodering what could cause this, thie main
big files are:

256 MB: document and settings\All users\Application data\AOL\Storage\cashe.db

192 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DC2.DMP
61 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DM3.hdmp

and a few other: \doc and set\applicaions that i'm not too worried
about, but what could be stopping me PC from defragging these files, my PC is
getting VERY slow, and i'm sure that defragginjg these file would help.

thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to who ever can help me.

Danny.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You should empty your Recycle Bin. The 192 MB file is a system
    memory dump file. Unless it's required for debugging a fault there
    isn't a reason to keep it around. The AOL file is a caching file for
    storing data. I doubt that those few files are responsible for your
    slowness. Overall you probably need a "Tune-Up" which includes
    Disk cleanup, Chkdsk, Trim back Startup(s) and a full security
    sweep with AdAware,Spybot, CWShredder and MS AntiSpyware
    software.

    "Shamrock" <Shamrock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9283B081-4347-4F05-A914-23E53B80C8A2@microsoft.com...
    > Hi everyone, i have a problem with my defragger.
    >
    > i'm with windows XP pro and iv searcjed the who;e newsgroup for info but
    > to
    > no avail.
    >
    > when i try to defrag after only a few seconds i get a report saying that
    > some file could not be defragded, it turns out there is a problem
    > defragging
    > a few files.
    >
    > the files are VERY big and i was wnodering what could cause this, thie
    > main
    > big files are:
    >
    > 256 MB: document and settings\All users\Application
    > data\AOL\Storage\cashe.db
    >
    > 192 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DC2.DMP
    > 61 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DM3.hdmp
    >
    > and a few other: \doc and set\applicaions that i'm not too worried
    > about, but what could be stopping me PC from defragging these files, my PC
    > is
    > getting VERY slow, and i'm sure that defragginjg these file would help.
    >
    > thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to who ever can help me.
    >
    > Danny.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi

    The DC2.DMP & DM3.hdmp can be deleted before you defrag your hard
    disk/partition.

    Also try deleting the cashe.db file to the Recycle Bin. Leave it there for
    a few days before deleting completely - as it is related to AOL it could be
    for anything.

    Try defragging again after the deletion of those 3 files.

    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Shamrock" <Shamrock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9283B081-4347-4F05-A914-23E53B80C8A2@microsoft.com...
    > Hi everyone, i have a problem with my defragger.
    >
    > i'm with windows XP pro and iv searcjed the who;e newsgroup for info but
    > to
    > no avail.
    >
    > when i try to defrag after only a few seconds i get a report saying that
    > some file could not be defragded, it turns out there is a problem
    > defragging
    > a few files.
    >
    > the files are VERY big and i was wnodering what could cause this, thie
    > main
    > big files are:
    >
    > 256 MB: document and settings\All users\Application
    > data\AOL\Storage\cashe.db
    >
    > 192 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DC2.DMP
    > 61 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DM3.hdmp
    >
    > and a few other: \doc and set\applicaions that i'm not too worried
    > about, but what could be stopping me PC from defragging these files, my PC
    > is
    > getting VERY slow, and i'm sure that defragginjg these file would help.
    >
    > thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to who ever can help me.
    >
    > Danny.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Try it in Safe Mode, using the Administrator account. I assume you've done a
    clean up already, right?

    Alias

    "Shamrock" <Shamrock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > Hi everyone, i have a problem with my defragger.
    >
    > i'm with windows XP pro and iv searcjed the who;e newsgroup for info but
    > to
    > no avail.
    >
    > when i try to defrag after only a few seconds i get a report saying that
    > some file could not be defragded, it turns out there is a problem
    > defragging
    > a few files.
    >
    > the files are VERY big and i was wnodering what could cause this, thie
    > main
    > big files are:
    >
    > 256 MB: document and settings\All users\Application
    > data\AOL\Storage\cashe.db
    >
    > 192 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DC2.DMP
    > 61 MB: \RECYCLERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1957994488-854245398-1000\DM3.hdmp
    >
    > and a few other: \doc and set\applicaions that i'm not too worried
    > about, but what could be stopping me PC from defragging these files, my PC
    > is
    > getting VERY slow, and i'm sure that defragginjg these file would help.
    >
    > thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to who ever can help me.
    >
    > Danny.
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