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Disc Cleanup and Defragment

Another question. When I do a disc cleanup on my B130 it always says you can clean 1270 bits of disc space. When I do a defragment it alway says you should defragment this volume even if I defragmented it 5 minutes earlier! Same with cleanup. I do a clean up and when it is done even though I didn't go into anything it still has the same number. It is like I haven't even done the cleanup or defragment yet! Why would it aleays say I should defragment this volume when I just got done doing it? When I do a disc cleanup the HD activity light flickers so I know it is doing something.

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  • sodak222 Dec 20, 2007

    Don. I will give it a try and post the results.

  • sodak222 Dec 20, 2007

    Thank You Don. It worked. One thing though, when I did a defragment in safe mode it said I had 80% freespace on my HD and when it started normally it was only 74%!

  • sodak222 Dec 24, 2007

    This person was very helpful in getting my computer running smoothly. This is a great site for us that wish we knew more than we do!



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Hey try doing this in safe mode.

If your computer is running Windows XP or Windows Vista

  1. From the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart.
  2. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second.
  3. Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen.
  4. From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.
  5. Wait for your desktop to appear, and then make the necessary repairs (for example, uninstall programs or devices).
  6. When the repairs are done, restart the computer, and allow it to boot normally.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

  • don_karlon Dec 24, 2007

    Hey don’t worry about the 74% and 80% that’s fine that wont affect your computer efficiency :)



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