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defrag packed up?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wdfndn, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. wdfndn

    wdfndn Thread Starter

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    Hi, my defrag program used to work fine but now it just sits there at 1%.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    If there is no fix are there any other defrag programs out there that I can use please?

    Thanks
    Woody
     
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    I would delete all *.tmp files first. Clean out the temp internet folder; delete all cookies. Then run disk clean up. Now try defrag.

    Yes, there are a few disk defraggmenters you can download. The best is diskeeper. The defrag in xp is a lite version of diskeeper.
     
  3. WinXP2004

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    Hi wdfndn

    Safe Mode

    Two options: During a boot, tap the F8 key or go to Start/Run/Msconfig/Boot.ini and check off /SafeBoot/Apply, reboot. Or
    A Description of the Safe Boot Mode Options in Windows XP at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315222

    Scan - Disk

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Scan Disk/Thorough/Check on automanilly fix errors/start

    Defragmentation - Disk

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter/Check on automanilly fix errors/start

    Scan - Disk Standard

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Scan Disk/Standard /Check on automanilly fix errors/start
     
  4. rude

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    Also,(and most people don't think of this)disable all your startup items and shut down all background programs.Defrag likes to have the whole system to itself.(Basically the same as safemode without having to go into safemode.)
     
  5. wdfndn

    wdfndn Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys I have success :)

    Woody
     
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