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Unable to defragment

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I couldn't get mine to work and had plenty of free space. I went to download.com and got a disk defragmenter. It works!

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If you are running XP, while using the built in tool, make sure that no other program runs to interrupt its task,otherwise it may hang or restart. ( run it in safe mode) you need atleast 15% free space For this you can uninstall programs that you dont need, burn music, movies pics etc onto DVDs ets, run a diskcleanup(get rid of temp files, recycle bin files, older restore points) and you should be able to get some space free. Run a diskcleanup and chkdsk if needed.Go to Start>Accessories>Systemtools>Diskdefrag...Analyze the drive do as the report suggests. Just ensure there is no power cut during the process.

If you are running Windows Vista, its designed to defrag on its own and doesnt show a graphic or fragmentation visuals.

Alternatively to save yourself time and the frustration that sometimes arises from defrags that hang or restart, check out better a better defrag program like Diskeeper, which is automatic and once installed do the job in the background without needing any manual intervention. You can go about your normal PC work without any hassles even when it works.


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If defrag won't run at all and says you don't have enough room on the drive, you may need to delete some unused files. Defrag needs some empty space while it's working.

Defragging the drive is best done in safe mode so that nothing else will be running to interfere with the process. Turn your computer on, then after the Compaq logo screen comes up, press the F8 a few times (you're only supposed to have to press it once, but sometimes it doesn't seem to work). You should then get a startup menu. Choose "safe mode." Once Windows is running (the screen may look funny because of color and resolution settings) you can start defragmenting. Start this before you go to bed and let it run overnight. When it's all done you can shutdown and then restart normally.

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