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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bkwizardry1, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. bkwizardry1

    bkwizardry1 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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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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    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.

    My Windows 7 desktop has a 750 GB capacity hard drive, and Disk Defragmenter takes only about 1 minute to analyze it.

    I tend to agree with Macboatmaster in his suspicion.

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  4. bkwizardry1

    bkwizardry1 Thread Starter

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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
     
  5. Macboatmaster

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    Please answer the other queries


    and this
    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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    That's good to hear. (y)

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

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  8. bkwizardry1

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    no just trying to get defrag to work
     
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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
     
  11. valis

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    why not just let it run automatically? W7 is pretty good at that.
     
  12. bkwizardry1

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    read the beginnig question it takes days just analyze?
     
  13. Macboatmaster

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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
     
  14. bkwizardry1

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    will try thanks
     
  15. Macboatmaster

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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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