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cannot be defragged?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stocker340, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2002
    I did a clean install of XP and just did a defrag and the report says that it has 15 fragments, file size 127mb, \hiberfil.sys cannot be defragmented

    What is this all about and is it a problem with the hard drive?

    Help loyal problem solvers.

  2. jdemnyan1116


    Mar 18, 2000
    Don't know if its a problem or not. I also have XP and when I do a defrag, I also get files that cannot be defragged. Usually more than 10. It hasn't bothered me any yet. Its always the same files that cannot be defragged.
  3. The_Egg


    Sep 16, 2002
    Hiberfil.sys is the hibernation system file which stores the data for the state of the PC in realtime, so it can be restored when the pc comes out of hibernation.

    You can (temporarily?) disable hibernation via:
    Control Panel -> Power Options -> Hibernate

    Basically, Windows won't defrag any files that are currently in realtime use, so you should shut down just about everything before defragging.
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