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Windows 2000 Is not defragmenting

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  1. Tuppence2

    Tuppence2 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    As from yesterday, my Windows 2000 is not defragmenting.
    I analyse and get the message that defragmentation is recommended;
    start the defragmenting; the blue indicator line runs very quickly (which it doesn't when it defragments properly)
    and informs that the process is finished.

    The defragmented display remains the same as the analysis display,and when I analyse again, I am recommended to defragment!

    Is anyone able to help. Thank you.

    I have two hard drives. I don't use a screensaver.

    Thank you,

    Penny.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Penny, try safe mode.
     
  3. Tuppence2

    Tuppence2 Thread Starter

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    Hello Candy,

    Thanks very much - I did that - just the same thing happening, very strange! Is it worth downloading "Diskeeper" to see if it works with that?

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  4. Tuppence2

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    Hello Candy,

    Thanks very much - I did that - just the same thing happening, very strange! Is it worth downloading "Diskeeper" to see if it works with that?

    Bye,
    Penny.

    p.s. Just had a look at Diskeeper and Windows 2000 is not mentioned as one of the operating systems it works on :(
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Don't know anything about Diskeeper ;)
     
  6. Tuppence2

    Tuppence2 Thread Starter

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    Hello Candy,

    Well, I really don't know what to do next. Except to reload Windows and I don't want to do that yet.

    Will wait to see if anyone has any idea.

    Thanks,
    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  7. KeithKman

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    Try this:

    1) Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> delete cookies, delete files (select off-line content), clear history. Then click ok and exit Internet Explorer.

    2) Read http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/index1.html then download and run SpyBot. Make sure to get the updates for SpyBot before you have it scan your computer. After you scan and remove anything SpyBot finds, make sure to click the Immunize button and OK and then click the Immunize button in the right pane.

    3) Restart computer and run defragmenter.

    If it still doesnt work try:

    Error-Checking
    (My Computer -> right click on the C drive -> Properties -> Tools tab -> under error-checking click Check Now -> select automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors). Then restart the computer and let it go. It might take like 1 - 2 hours to finish. Now try Defragmenter.
     
  8. Tuppence2

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    Hello Kman

    Thanks very much. Will do as you suggest and let you know what happens.

    What a pain!

    I am using Mozilla and not IE, but can clear all the caches, etc. just the same.

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    Diskeeper does work with win2k, I am using version 7 right now. As to running in safe mode, that is not necessary on nt based os. On win9x, yes it does help. Win2k can be defraggmenting a partition and keep right on working.

    As to your problem, follow the advise to delete all temp files, temp internet files, and offline content. Do you have any very large video files or image files on the partition you are trying to defrag? Is this ntfs or fat32? Have you run chkdsk on the partition you are trying to defrag? If it is the system partition, you will need to restart the computer for it to run. Run chkdsk with the /f switch; that tells it to fix any problem it finds.
     
  10. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    hi penny

    i have heard of defrag problems with the new swen virus

    post a hjt log just in case
     
  11. Tuppence2

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    Hello crj - Thank you for your post - It's not a FAT32 drive and I've done all the things mentioned. It did defrag just a little big further, but stopped again. I have run the file checker that requires the p.c. to be restarted.

    Yes, I do have a lot of photos and movie clips - perhaps I should put these onto disc and take them off my hard drive.

    I will run chkdsk when I finish this message.

    ....................................................................................................

    Hello dvk

    Thank you for replying.

    I will certainly post a log, probably when I get back from work this morning.

    ..........................................................................................................

    Thank you both for your assistance.

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  12. Tuppence2

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    Hello, managed to get this log before I leave for work!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 05:42:07, on 25/09/2003
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\minilog.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpamButcher\spambutcher.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\Blah Blah.BLAH-W8BV9V16AP\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BurnQuick Queue] C:\WINNT\BQTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
    O4 - Startup: SpamButcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpamButcher\spambutcher.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2) -
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37873.266724537
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_05) -

    Thanks,
    Penny.
     
  13. Rache

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    Another thing to try is cmd (sfc) just in case a system file's gone wonky.
     
  14. Tuppence2

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    Hello Rache,

    Thanks very much. I'm not sure if that command works with Windows 2000, I know it does with Windows 98. I will try it, though.

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  15. gatewaytrble

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    Penny,


    Try booting your computer into safe mode..


    steps to do so are


    turn on computer hold f8.. select safe mode
    then select operating system if need be


    then when in safe mode first start running scan disk or disk cleanup

    then run disk defragmenter in safe mode..
     
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