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Defragment and restore point

I am having a problem starting up defragment and will not let me do a restore point help

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Are you getting any error messeages about not being able to restore your system or defrag a drive? Most times when I encounter these symptoms, the unit has a virus and the os need to be restored.

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Windows xp restore point How do I use it?

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    There are several ways b ding which one can enhance the computer speed without any cost.
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    1.Emptying the tmp directory.
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    How to factory reset

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    Reset your desktop computer to make your operating system work better. Reset a desktop computer to its defaults to override unwanted changes. Reset your desktop computer settings to the browser default settings to ensure safe use of the Internet. Always try to resolve your computing troubles by resetting your desktop computer.

    Use your desktop computer's recovery system to a time when the system was working better. To reset your desktop computer to a store point, left-click the "Start" menu, point to "All Programs," and "Accessories," and then "System Tools." Click on "System Restore." Click on the option to "Restore," then click the "Next" button. Click "OK." You may also use the feature to "Set Restore Point" for future needs. In the next step you will clean up your file paths and file space to ensure that your computer is running the operating system smoothly. Click on the "Start" menu. Point to "All Programs." Point to "Accessories." Point to "System Tools." Click on "Disk Defragmenter." Click on the "Defragment" button. Close the Defragment program. Your computer will run like new. It is a good idea to restart your computer. Close all programs, then click on the "Start" button. Click "Turn Off Computer." Select "Restart." Click "OK." b> Reset a PC for the Manufacturer, Microsoft, or Non-Microsoft Program Defaults b> Click the "Start" button. Point to "All programs." Click on "Set Program Access and Defaults." Click on "Computer Manufacturer" to reset your desktop computer to the manufacturer's settings. Click on "Microsoft Windows" to reset your Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger settings. Click on "Non-Microsoft" to reset Mozilla Firefox settings. Click "OK." Your browser, email, and instant messenger settings will now be reset to the manufacturer's specifications.

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    If you are using Windows Vista go to your control panel>perforfance and maintenance. Click on disk cleanup first then when that is done run a defrag. Reboot and you should be running faster. Hope this helps.

    Aug 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 Notebook

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    Disk Defragmentor could not start.

    I'll assume you're running xp.
    You need to have about 15% free disk space to defragment your hard drive. If you're under that, that could be the cause of the trouble. You might try deleting some old restore points from system restore to create more space, as these can tend to take up a lot of room. (see instructions to do that here.)
    Otherwise, there are a variety of things that could be causing this. See links here and here.
    I'd recommend you run chkdsk c: /f or /r to check the integrity of the hard drive,(instructions here and here). Then follow these protocols to scan for and remove a possible malware infection on your system. Restart your system and then try to defrag.

    I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
    If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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    Defrag, scan disc will not work

    Go to START and then click on RUN and tpye in System Restore.
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    Slow and I can't restore none of the restore points work and I don't have the restore CDs anymore

    Go to the start menu and click accessories, system tools, disk cleanup. Make sure that all boxes are checked so you can get the most free disk space. After you perform disk cleanup,
    defragment your hard drive. This will organize all of your computer files and folders.

    Jun 20, 2008 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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    Hi masters: My computer go realy slow,when you stop using it for 10 min.I have installed a CA security anti virus,etc ,but still reporting one virus that the CA anti,hasent been able to clean so...

    You need to find the path to where the virus file is located & delete it you're self. You're antivirus software should show you where it is located. Once you delete the virus file, shut down the PC. Unplug the power cord from the PC. Open you're case & remove you're memory. Wait about 15 seconds & reseat you're memory. (make sure you're memory is seated correctly).
    Removing the memory clears the memory from memory virus).
    Close you're case & reconnect the power cord. Boot the PC. Once windows has finished loading run windows diskClean, than run windows defrag. (may take some time). After defrag has finished restart you're PC. Run another virus scan. If you're virus software still finds a virus or you're system & its still running slow the virus may have damaged windows files or windows registry. A reinstall of windows may be needed. If you have system restore turned on than the virus is most likely being stored in one or more restore points.
    Remove infected files that you cannot clean in the System Restore data archive. To completely and immediately remove any infected file or files in the data store, turn off and then turn on System Restore. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then double-click System.
    3. Click the System Restore tab, and then click to select the Turn off System Restore for all drives check box.
    4. Click OK, and then click Yes to initiate the restore point deletion.
    To turn on System Restore again after the restore point deletion has completed, repeat these steps, but click to clear the Turn off System Restore for all drives check box.

    Good Luck!


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