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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jcmukilteo, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. jcmukilteo

    jcmukilteo Thread Starter

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    I have Windows xp home edition. When I open the defrag window and click anayze, a window pops up and says you should defragment this volumn. After defragging, when I check the window again it still says you should defragment this volumn. In other words, my computer will not satisfactorally defrag. I have 58% freespace still available. My most fragmented file is \WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\microsoft.NETFramework. It has 222,960 fragments and a file size of 17.77 GB. Is this something I can delete and redownload or am I stuck?
     
  2. surferdude2

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    Browse to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\ and right click on the 3.5 folder and select "Properties". Report back what size it says.

    Are you experiencing any particular problems that make you think a defrag would be necessary or are you just concerned because windows says you need it?

    17.77 Gigs is out of the question so Windows may be reporting improperly. Have you checked that drive for errors by running chkdsk?
     
  3. flavallee

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    jcmukilteo:

    You have this thread going for the defrag problem, and you have failed to reply to post #10.

    Why have you started a new thread?

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  4. Marbleman

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    222k fragments is a lot of fragmentation!!. Even the best defraggers will take some time to clean that up. The default XP defragger will most likely choke on it, or be unable to defrag it at all if there are fragmented system files also involved in the mess.

    I'd suggest that you download and use an evaluation version of a good commercial automatic defragger to clean it up; the full versions are not free, but the evaluation ones are. Set it to auto defrag in the background so you don't have to monitor it or wait for it to finish before using the computer. These trial versions are fully functional for about a month, I think that should be sufficient time to defrag 222k fragments lol.
     
  5. jcmukilteo

    jcmukilteo Thread Starter

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    Ran chkdsk. Took almost 2 hours to run. Rebooted. Still have same defrag problem. Will attempt to download commercial defrag progam and see how that works.
     
  6. surferdude2

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    Did you look to see if you actually have that 17.7 Gig file at the location I posted earlier??? You will be wasting your time trying to defrag if there is some rogue files such as that or some malware present.

    Bottom line, you don't want a 17.7 Gig file in that location and deleting it is recommended. That may well be the answer to your problem but we'll never know if you don't respond as to what you found when looking in that directory. Butting your head against the wall and attempting to defrag a flawed system will get you nowhere except older. ;)
     
  7. rdonovan1

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    You could try moving the files to another hard drive and then trying it again. I've been experiencing something similar to that with one of my drives and I'm finding that if I move the files to another drive and then defrag, then it starts to clear itself up a bit.
     
  8. jcmukilteo

    jcmukilteo Thread Starter

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    Responce to surferdude2. Checked that location. This is what it says for file folder v3.5.
    Location: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework
    Size: 17.8GB
    (19,154,933,233 bytes)

    Size on disk: 5.05 GB
    (5,432,706,136 bytes)



    164 files, 12 folders
     
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