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Defrag Problem How to defrag System and boot files in xp

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Diskeeper does a great boot defrag. Check out a free trial version on their site.

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This type of defrag pushes all commonly used programs and boot files to the edge of the hard drive for faster access. Windows XP normally schedules this every three days when it is idle, however you can force it to do this by useing the b switch anytime
i.e defrag c: -b

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Acer aspire t135 pc desktop locks at splash screen


These are the steps that you need to take, and the instructions on how to do it:
1. Reboot into Safemode
2. Run a virus and spyware scanner
3. Defrag
4. Scandisk
5. Registry error repairing
6.Reboot into regular mode windows

Here is how to do it:
Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key right as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
Windows will start in safe mode. Run an AVG virus scan, then run Defrag by exploring your computer, right click on C: drive, click PROPERTIES, then the TOOLS tab, click the "check now" button, and only checkmark the top box 'fix file system errors', then click ok, the computer will then tell you it will scan upon next reboot., Now click the DEFRAG NOW button. the choose defrag. After Defrag runs for about an hour and it is finished, restart the system. If is still won't run normally, go back into Safemode buy pressing F8 on reboot, then run a registry fixing program such as uniblue registrybooster, then reboot again. If it still won't run right, you may want to reinstall Windows and see if that works. If reinstalling windows doesn't fix it, it is usually a hardware problem.
PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND KEEP A COPY NEAR YOUR SYSTEM FOR FUTURE PROBLEMS. THIS SERIES OF STEPS CAN FIX MANY PROBLEMS
Good luck.
James.
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Apr 27, 2010 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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Acer aspire m1640 not booting all the way up


Reboot2_bing.gif yor machine while holding the F8 key as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
The os will start in safe mode. run an AVG virus2_bing.gif scan, then run Defrag by exploring your computer, right click on C: drive, click PROPERTIES, then the TOOLS tab, click the "check now" button, and only checkmark the top box 'fix file system errors', then click ok, the computer will then tell you it will scan upon next reboot., Now click the DEFRAG NOW button. the choose defrag. After Defrag runs for about an hour and it is finished, restart the system. If is still won't run normally, go back into Safemode buy pressing F8 on reboot, then run a registry2_bing.gif fixing program such as uniblue registrybooster, then reboot again. If it still won't run right, you may want to reinstall Windows and see if that works. If reinstalling windows doesn't fix it, it is definitely a hardware problem.
Good luck.
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Apr 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Running windows xp home addition. tried d fragging pop up said i needed to run chkdsk /f. tried that and it poped up for less than a second and went away. still cannot run defrag pgm


reboot into safe mode. You can kill the power to the PC without shutting down. When you turn it back on it will ask you a few boot option, select safe mode, then try the defrag.

Dec 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Hp Pavilion a1620n, XP Edition. I Can't defrag my recovery drive.


Unfortunately you will need to do exactly what it states, which is free up some space. Defragging a drive requires there to be an ample amount of "swap space" available so that it can move files into that 15% of space while it rearragnes the placement of other files and puts them back in an order which will provide faster access to the files after the defrag is complete. being that it is your D: drive, can't you just move some files to your C: drive to make enough space for the defrag??

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Regards,

Joe

May 08, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1620n (RC655AA) PC Desktop

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My computer is running really slow how do i fix it


There are a couple of things you can do to optimize your system so that it will perform better. You can:

1) Defragment your hard drive.
2) Add more RAM
3) Clear out cookies, temporary internet files
4) Increase your Systems Swap file.

What Operating System are you using and I can give you the info on how to defragment y our hard drive.

Apr 21, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Can't install my new HP F4200 all-in-one printer onto my Dell XP


maybe you need to upgrade your operating system or find a new driver.

Mar 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Tried a few defrag programs and some of the files won't defrag


Try using the free AusLogics Disk defrag program (http://auslogics-disk-defrag.en.softonic.com/) If that does not work, you can download a free trial of Perfect Disk Defrag at http://www.perfectdisk.com/home. This program allows you to not only defrag large files, but also consolidate free space, schedule when you want to defrag, and select the files you want to defrag. These are two of the better defrag programs out there. Auslogic also makes a good registry defrag located at http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-defrag/download. They all work great and are good to have. I use them.

Mar 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I need to tuneup my laptop and I don't have my configuration disk for my Toshiba Satellite 265. What do I do?


There are a couple of easy things you can do to tune it up. You can do a disk cleanup and a disk defrag.

To cleanup (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Cleanup

Select the drive you want to clean. It will tell you everything you can get rid of and all you have to do is select it and click ok.

To defrag (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Defragmenter

Select the drive you want to defrag and click analyze. It will tell you if you need to defrag it. This usually takes an hour or more to do, depending on size of drive and computer performance.

Furthermore:
Use Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel to remove any unwanted programs on your computer.

Nov 11, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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Defragging


Hello!

If your system is windows xp, then you have to go to my computer then right click the disk want to defrag and then click properties. In tools tab, you can see the button defrag. see pics for details.
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best regards,melnavz

Mar 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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