Hi, I have window XP pro version 2002 service pack 2, Dell 8400
I got a little computer problem.
I lost defrag in my start, all program, accessories, system tools, defrag.
Also lost it in start, my computer, right click local disk (c:), property, tools defrag.
When I click on the defrag in either area this is what I get in a pop up blue box..
Microsoft Management Console
MMC cannot open the file c:windowssystem32dfrg.msc. This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.
But if I go to Start Run type in, Compmgmt.msc Then click on, Disk Defragmenter
Then it'll run this way. My question is, how in the heck can I get itback and recognized in those first two areas that I mentioned? It hasalways worked in there, and I haven't a clue as to why it is no longerbeing recognized. Can you help me out????
I HAVE WINDOWS XP. For months now I have been unable to disk defragment thru - START - THEN CLICKING ON DISK DEFRAGMENT. When I try the following pops up?!?!?
MMC cannot open the file C:WINDOWSsystem32devmgmt.msc.
This may be because the file does not exist, is not the MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.
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Re: Defragment does not work
I would suggest you to go for Roll Back PC on previous date. Do a System Restore to the date you think system running better. Otherwise it would need repair installation of Window with the Recovery or Installation CD of win XP.
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Here's how you can defragment your disk:
Windows Vista, 7:
Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.
Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.
To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.
Click Defragment disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process.
Open My Computer.
Right-click the local disk volume that you want to defragment, and then click Properties.
How to Defrag a Dell Computer
1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.
I assume you mean hard drive defragmentation. In Windows, double click on Computer (My Computer in XP), right click on your hard drive ( C: drive) and go down to Properties. Click on the Tools tab and the Defragment Now button. A disc analysis and defragmentation window will open. Click again on the C: drive to highlight it and click defragment disc. If you have Win7 or Vista, this is actually automated and you can change the time that it runs (the default is 1 am Wednesdays).
slow pc is the cause of many problems.
1=firstly,use disk cleanup.
2=secondly,regularly defragment your hard disk.
3=thirdly,try to switch over to pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or intel core 2 duo.
4=at last,change your motherboard to ddr2 Ram supporting Board.