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littlelin

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In the past I have regularly defragmented Drive C and been successful. Lately I have not been able to defrag. It goes through the motions, but it isn't defragging because all it shows is "0% complete", no matter how long I run it. I can still "clean disc", and I do that regularly, but I would also like to defrag because my computer is slowing down.

Looking forward to your repsonse. Thank you for your support.

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Hi Littlelin!

Welcome to TSG Forums! :)

If your computer is slowing down, have you taken other steps to clean it up besides defragmenting?

Have you run 'DiskCleanup' in System Tools?
Have you downloaded and run 'AdAware' and 'Spybot Search & Destroy' ?

I was also thinking that it may be a damaged system file preventing defragmenter to execute. Maybe you'd like to verify.

Although these instructions apply to Windows 98, I'm quite sure System File Checker exists in all versions of windows.
You may need your Install disk to replace some files. I would use it in Safe Mode.

Using System File Checker
http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/start-142.shtml

Another way to start System File Checker;

Click Start>Run...
Type 'sfc' (no quotes)
Click OK


Hope it helps!

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Sometimes you have to make sure, especially with WinXP, that all other programmes are closed so that nothing can write to the disk while you are defragging. Scan disk helps but defrag is essential.Definitely check the spyware issue. That can cause interference in normal programme running.
 

littlelin

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. I installed Diskeeper and it worked like a damn. Much aprpeciated. Should have done this months ago. Once again thank you to those that replied so swiftly.

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Great that everything worked out ok, littlelin! :)

Thanks for the tip johnni. (y)

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