Windows XP and files that didn't defragment....

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Hell Billy, Oct 13, 2003.

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    Hell Billy Guest

    I run Disk Check and Defrag about once a week on my Windows XP PC. Each
    time I defrag, I get a Defragmentation Report that gives me a list of
    files that didn't defragment, with no directives or suggestions of what
    I could do to defragment those files. They're mostly log or .dat files,
    but one's an .exe of a program that I use a lot, which functions well.
    And it wasn't open during the defrag, either.

    I've also tried doing the same thing with Diskeeper, and I get the same
    result; a list of files that didn't defragment, with no explanation of
    how to take care of that.

    So is there something else I need to do to get these files to
    defragment? I haven't tried booting into Safe Mode yet, but is that
    something I should consider as well? Thanks.
    Hell Billy, Oct 13, 2003
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    And what problem are you having with your computer?
    pcbutts1, Oct 13, 2003
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    Terry Olsen Guest

    Booting into safe mode will help. If you have Diskeeper, try using "boot
    time defrag". This will defrag your drive on your next re-boot before the
    OS is loaded. You should also have as much "free space" as possible on the
    drive for defrag to work at its optimum.
    Terry Olsen, Oct 13, 2003
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