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I have been trying to defrag my hard drive. the power in the house went out twice while tring to defrag, so that is some of the problem. It takes 5 plus days analyzing and is only 80%. Safe mode boot won't let me run defrag?
 

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What is the make and full model of the computer if branded


Are you using Windows defrag or a third party tool


I suspect you may be trying a defrag because of other problems - if that is correct what are they please


What is the overall capacity of the disk/drive you are trying to defrag and how much free space is there
 

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the power in the house went out twice while trying to defrag
You didn't describe your computer and advise if it's a desktop or a laptop/notebook.

This is one reason why it's good to have your computer connected to a battery-backup unit, especially if your home is prone to power outages.

It takes 5 plus days analyzing and is only 80%
My Windows 7 desktop has a 750 GB capacity hard drive, and Disk Defragmenter takes only about 1 minute to analyze it.

I suspect you may be trying a defrag because of other problems
I tend to agree with Macboatmaster in his suspicion.

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I have a 2009 HP Pavillion Slimline running Windows 7 Home Premium edition w/ service pack 1
AMD Semptron LE-250 2.2ghz processor 3gb hd with 2.87gb usuable 32 bit
 

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Please answer the other queries

Are you using Windows defrag or a third party tool


I suspect you may be trying a defrag because of other problems - if that is correct what are they please

and this
3gb hd with 2.87gb usuable 32 bit
is ram not the hard drive
 

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my bad have been trying so many things I think I'm starting to lose my mind! I am using Windows defrag and I have 111gb free out of 286gb. There really aren't any issues with the computer. This is part of a monthly maintenance routine that unfortunately hasn't been done monthly since Aug5 2014
 

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I am using Windows defrag and I have 111gb free out of 286gb. There really aren't any issues with the computer.
That's good to hear. (y)

From your original comments, we got the impression you were having issues with it.

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Unless you've disabled it, the defrag app for Windows 7 is set by default to run on a schedule.

There's no need for you to manually run it.

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I did disable the schedule and have been running it manually. I even tried in safe mode but it won't even start in safe mode
 

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why not just let it run automatically? W7 is pretty good at that.
 

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In view of the power cut during the defrag it is more than possible that files that were at the time of the defrag being moved - were corrupted


Run a chkdsk /r on the system drive
It is no point me typing instructions if you already know how


Briefly - cmd prompt admin rights
type
chkdsk /r
agree to run on restart
 

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Cheers
Post results from event viewer if you are in any doubt as to what they indicate


Control Panel
Admin tools
Event Viewer
Windows logs left pane
application log
find on right pane
type
wininit
click find next
check that it is the recent chkdsk
if so
copy on right pane - as txt
paste either directly to your reply on here or to notepad and then copy and paste that to here.


Please paste not attach as a file
 
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