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Disk defragmenter My disk defragmenter wont run, & I dont have a back up for this device

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Hi,
Does the disk need Defragmenting ??
if your concerned about having no-Backup device, i,d suggest either getting a DVD Writer, so that you can backup to DVD.
Or purchasing a memory card-reader with a 2-4 gig memory card, The other alternative, is to buy an external hard-drive.
Theres also a windows program, disk cleanup. which can help you cleanup unused files and folders.
Finally, you could re-install windows, or look for an alternative defragmenting program.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SIR MY pc take long time to start window


Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk


Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. ?id=microsoft.windows.resources.shellexecutetopiciconClick to open Disk Defragmenter.

  2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.

  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are 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.

  4. Click Defragment disk. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are 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.
Notes

  • If the disk is already in exclusive use by another program, or if the disk is formatted using a file system other than NTFS file system, FAT, or FAT32, it can't be defragmented.

  • Network locations can't be defragmented.

  • If a disk that you're expecting to see under Current status is not showing up there, it might be because it contains an error. You should try to repair the disk first, then return to Disk Defragmenter to try again. See Check your hard disk for errors for more information.


    also "hibernate" the computer instead of "shut down"

May 20, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Disk Defragmenter


Windows Disk Defragmenter is a handy tool that may help you gain some extra performance from your PC. When Vista writes to your hard drive the bits of information that make up a file can be spread all over the disk (this is called fragmentation). The "defrag" tool will try to join up all of the parts that makes up files so that they are in the same location, decreasing the time it takes to find all of the parts.

To load Windows Defrag, run dfrgui.exe from the run box (Press WINDOWS KEY + R to load this). In this window you can choose to "Defragment Now" if you wish to perform this operation now, or alternatively you can schedule a time for your PC to defrag automatically (ideally when you are not using your PC):

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If you click the button to defrag immediately, you will be informed that this is in progress but there is no graphical indicator like in previous versions of degrag.

on Mar 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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"The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer"


The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer ISSUE :
Error "The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer" when launching Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista

SYMPTOM :
When you open the Properties dialog box for a local hard disk and click the Tools tab, one of the following symptoms may be seen:
The Defragment Now button is unavailable.
When you click Defragment Now, you receive the following error message:
The Disk Defragmenter is not installed on your computer. To install it, double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, click the Install/Uninstall tab, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
RESOLUTION :
Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ MyComputer \ DefragPath
In the right-pane, double-click (default) and set its data as follows:
C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe
Close Regedit.exe and restart the pc
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on May 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Periodically (but rather frequently now,) when I click on a link such as "copy" or "history," the link stays on the screen. Even when explorer is closed it is still on the desk top...


May be it is because of virus problem, Scan your computer with latest updated Antivirus.You can try by using Disk cleanup utility, Disk defragmentation, Delete all Temporary file, Then Restart computer.Delete all browsing history and internet temporary file.I am sure ,It solves your problem.

1. Start >All Programs> Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup
>Disk Defragmenter

2. Start > Run > %tmp% then OK.--Select all Files and Folders and Delete It.

May 09, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Just seems to take forever to get it to move


A couple of suggestions: First, defragment your hard disk. In Windows XP, open the start menu, open Accessories and find the Disk Defragmenter. Under Vista and 7, just use the search tool. Run a defragment. This will make it easier for the computer to load files by putting them closer together.
Also, try removing any program you don't use anymore from your computer and close applications when you're not using them.
One last thing: if your computer is older than a few years, it may just be time to upgrade it. Consider upgrading your RAM, Processor, or simply buying a new computer if the defragmentation, cleanup, and closing has no impact.

Mar 13, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Runs extremely slow-maybe 5 or 10 minutes to load up at start get "not responding" on intertnet or mail connections slow response if selecting e-mails freezes during typing McAfee Security shows...


try to run your computer with your Antivirus disabled temporarily
>if it runs faster then it is an issue with your anti virus but there only is a slim chance that this a security issue, but it's worth trying it.

if system is still slow:

>Try optimizing your browser by going to Internet Options on Control Panel
>click on Delete Files check the box that says DELETE ALL OFFLINE CONTENT and Delete Cookies under General tab
>Go to Advanced tab click on Restore default Settings or Restore Advanced Settings
>click Apply

>if this doesn't work,do a Disk Cleanup,Disk Defragmenter, or System Restore follow these steps:
>click on START
>click ALL PROGRAMS
>click ACCESSORIES
>click SYSTEM TOOLS
>click Disk Cleanup / Disk Defragmenter / System Restore
(these 3 tools are all on the same folder)
*****System Restore will be the last resort. this sets your computer back to the date when you know your computer was working perfectly fine.

Sep 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When I try to defrag my hard drive, I get a message which says "disk defragmenter could not open".


Possible Solutions:
1. Turn page file on.

Turning the page file on is a relatively simple process. Begin by selecting Start and right-clicking My Computer. Choose Properties and then press the Advanced tab. Next, choose the Settings button that is located in the Performance area; choose the Advanced tab in this area, and then press the Change button that is found in the Virtual Memory area. There will be a choice called System Managed Size in the Virtual Memory area, select it, press Set (this one is important), and then choose OK. The final move is the most important one; at this point you need to restart the PC. After you finish following these directions Disk Defragmenter should be available to do its magic.

2. Re-register the defragmenters snap-in files

It is possible that you install a third-party defragmenter like Diskeeper, then on uninstalling, it does not restore the built-in one correctly. Open Command Prompt (good ol' DOS) by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt. At the command prompt type,
cd \windows\system32And then register the defrag components, by typing:
regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
regsvr32 dfrgui.dll

At this stage, you may find the disc defragmenter works. If not, there is one more step you can do.

Using Windows Explorer browse to your windows\inf folder.
In there you will find a file called dfrg.inf right click this file, and select Install.

3. Check if you have enough free space on the drive you want to defrag. It should have at least 15% free space.
A volume must have at least 15% free space for defrag to completely and adequately defragment it. Defrag uses this space as a sorting area for file fragments. If a volume has less than 15% free space, defrag will only partially defragment it. To increase the free space on a volume, delete unneeded files or move them to another disk.

4. Run CHKDSK on the volume first before defragmenting.
To run chkdsk on a volume (partition, disk), go to Windows Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) -> right click the partition -> Properties -> Tools tab -> Check now -> place check marks as required -> Start

5. Check if you have the appropriate services running.

Start > run > services.msc [enter]

Browse down to these services and see if appropriate settings was set.
Logical disk manager - automatic
Logical disk manager administrative service - manual or automatic
Defrag with XP also needs the DCOM Server Process Launcher service running.

6. Your computer might have spyware or malware. Some viruses/malware are known to interrupt/disable system tools such as disc defragmenter. Try to download and run No Adware (download here), an anti-spyware and adware tool. You can also use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware tool or Smitfraudfix (how to use smitfraudfix?) to remove spywares or malwares that are running on your system.

7. Install and run third-party disk defragmenting software.

8. If all of the above possible solutions fail. I'm afraid you need to repair install your OS or as a last resort, reformat your computer (but yeah, I know, nobody want to do that just because of disk defragmenter).

Jul 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How can i speed up my aircel internet on pc


5 ways to speed up your PCBy following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.
1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.
3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    checkdisk.jpgExample of Check Disk Local Disk dialog box

  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.
4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare. This scan is a free service and will help check for and remove viruses.
5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.

Jun 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Error: ''Disk Defragmenter can't start''


I think there's a problem with ur hard disk file allocation/sectors. What you'll do is
  1. Press "Ctrl+R" --> type "cmd" --> hit Enter
  2. Now type "chkdsk /f"
  3. It will tell you that it will run the chkdsk the next time you restart your computer.
  4. Then do a restart. This will fix your problem.
For more detailed inforamtion about chdsk(Check Disk) will be at Chope
But then, windows defragger is not fast and not clean too.

I'll suggest you to use some free disk defragmenters like Auslogics.
It is way better than windows Defragger ;)

Feb 02, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Still... Slow in Booting and reading startup programs


Have you tried defragging you hard drive lately. Go into my computer, Move the mouse to your hard drive. Select properties. Select tools. Select defragmentation. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Aug 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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