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Disk Defrag Will Not Load

Cannot load disk defrag because diskeeper won't load.
Windows is trying to install it, but can't find what it needs.
Please describe the steps needed to reactivate it
Thank you.

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Forget the windows defrag utility. Use MyDefrag A much better utility that not only gets rid of fragmentation but also optimizes your drive (puts what you use most on the fastest part of the drive and the rest on the slowest part of the drive) and makes files contiguous (not spread all over but in 1 place)
http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=mydefrag&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows%2CWebware&filter=platform%3DWindows%2CWebware

Don;t click the Recommended Download. Scroll down to where you see download now next to Mydefrag icon.

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I just fixed the memory module an I turn on the modem and it seems to b working fine now but the screen is blank no beeping or anything tried to diffrent screens but both are blank


This is probably a loose video car.

When you were fixing the RAM (probably remove it and then re-seat it), the video card may have come loose.

1. Turn off the PC and unplug it;
2. Touch something metallic to discharge static;
3. Unplug the monitor cable;
4. Open the case and carefully remove the video card.
5. Carefully but firmly replace the video card (most cards will snap when they fit back into place -- follow your video card manufacturer's instructions -- get these from the manufacturer's website.)
6. Plug everything back in and restart the PC.

You should get a good third party defrag program to keep your PC running at its best.

Fragmentation is basically broken-up pieces of files and free space randomly scattered all over your disk. The disk has to work a lot harder to save files in pieces and then to find them again and this really slows your computer down. It also wears out your disk, as the more the disk is used, the faster it wears out.

Basic defragmenting finds all the pieces of a file and puts them together, saving time.

Windows has a built-in defrag tool but it is very slow and you cannot use the PC while it is running (some users complain that it did not completely defrag their disks despite running all night).

Here is a Top 10 Reviews side-by-side comparison of the best defrag programs around:

http://disk-defragmenter-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Select a program and install a free trial. The better defrag programs are automatic. The gold medal winner in the above review can defrag while you use the PC and it will also prevent fragmentation.

You can get a free trial for the gold medal winner via the review or at: http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag

Defragment your disk drives regularly.

Good luck to you!

Bill R TechSpec

PS: You can get more info on fragmentation at:

http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag/defragmentation-center/
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Jun 24, 2011 | HP Workstation Xw4100 PC Desktop

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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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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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My computer can't defrag, it just runs for hours on end.


I haven't used the default defrag prog in windows for a long time but it was always known to take forever if regular defrags had not been performed.

This will be the case for any defrag prog. however there are faster ones out there. Try the following free one and defrag weekly.

http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-Disk-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10567503.html?part=dl-6267754&subj=dl&tag=button

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please defrag the sony sandisk with windows defrag .
it will load after a defrag, if this doesnt work , check the integrity of the gaming software by nintendo.

also the format of the nintendo system may be fat 16, and your 4gb may be ntfs or fat 32. so this will not work if its fat 32 or ntfs system
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My computer says I can not defrag it


More space is needed to run defrag. Choices: add memory or clean out unneeded files. If you are not familiar with deleting files there is a great free program called "Ccleaner" yes double "c" is right. This is available at www.download.com . Use the search there and search Ccleaner free, select the download for the ccleaner 2.22.968. You may be redirected to filehippo, that's ok. Just take the most recent version and download. I have found this site to be safe. When installing you will be given chioces as to where and how the program will be opened. I select only "put open ccleaner in the recycle bin menu". Once installed right click the recycle bin and open ccleaner and click "run cleaner" at bottom of the screen. This will clean out unused and unnecessary files, but will leave your good files untouched. good luck.

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Defrag a wd world book


The file system used by the WD My Book World unit is Linux based and does not fragment in the same ways that Windows users are used to dealing with. You will not need to worry about fragmentation.

If you are interested in a more geeky, but still somewhat simple explanation at http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting

Happy computing! :D
-= M =-

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Hi. I cannot defrag D Recovery Drive due to lack of space.


You do NOT need to defrag the recovery partition. The contents of that partition are most likely in a compressed form, and in any case, unchanging, so do not require a defrag. It's a good idea to leave the recovery partition absolutely alone.

For future reference, if you need to defragment a normal partition in low space conditions, try something advanced like Diskeeper 2008. Diskeeper is the best and most powerful defragmenter, and can defragment drives with even less than 5-10% free disk space. By comparison, the windows defragger requires atleast 15%, and yet does not defrag system files.

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How To: Fix Windows Built in Defragmenter
Had the same problem, turns out that in SP2 you have to have "DCOM Server Process Launcher" enabled in administrative tools> services for the


· First open up a Command Prompt, this can be found at:
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt

· Change into your windows\system32 directory. Your windows directory will be either windows or winnt. Type:
cd \windows\system32

Register the defrag components, by typing:
regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
regsvr32 dfrgui.dll



At this stage, you may find the 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.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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