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How do I free up space on my Maxtor I want to defragment the Maxtor, but it says I have only 7% free space and it needs 15%.

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    How do I delete files from a Maxtor?

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Delete some files.

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  • Alun Cox Jul 05, 2010

    Right click on the file and select delete.

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Firstly check your ammount of free hard drive space, it needs to be about 15% free for optimal performance, then do a virus scan, you can defrag, but results wont be spectacular. Lastly sometimes computers are just old and needs to be replaced

Jan 22, 2012 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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It won't complete the defrag. Does that mean the hard drive is going bad? The laptop is very slow, hard drive spins a lot.


You definitely should back up your files before trying to solve the issue. To defrag first check if you have enough free space and if some programs are running that are interrupting the task. Run a diskcleanup and chkdsk. The Windows defrag program will not defrag under less than 15% free space and also sometimes if other programs write to the disk while its running. So download the trial version of a reliable commercial defragger and try. (They will defrag in less than 5% free space and run in the background).

Dec 08, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Notebook

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My computer won't defragment what can i do about it?


if the computer refuse to defragment a partition it means that you do not have enough free space on that partition for the action ...so you need at least 15% free space ..the action to do is to delete some useless files or old ones you do not need anymore..and perform the action ..

Oct 01, 2010 | Gateway GT5692 Desktop Computer

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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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During gamplay halo will slow down after 2 to 5 minutes it will go back to normal


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In regards to your game slowing down most likely you are running into a resource/preformance issue on your computer.

First thing I would do is clear all your temp files. Your can do this by right clicking on my computer and then selecting properties.
Next click on Disk Cleanup. In Disk Cleanup make sure that all the check box are check except "Compress old file" (You can do this later if you want. Plus it can take as long as a defrag). Next click on OK, now all the temp files are getting removed.
Next go to the Tools tab and click on Defragment now and left click on Defragment button to defrag you computer. Note if you get an alert that you have less than 15% of free space on your drive this may point to the fact you do not have enough free space on the have drive for the virual memory to run properly. This too could be causing the game slow downs. If this is the case you will want to look at deleting unused games and programs from your system to free up some space.

After the defrag runs then you can go back and run "Compress old file" in disk cleanup. Note if you did uninstall any programs it will be a good idea to go back and rerun the defrag again to cleanup an fragmented files on the system.

Now at this point if you still have trouble you will want to look at your memory. If you have Windows XP you will need atleast 1gig of ram and if you have Vista or 7 you will need 2gigs of ram.

Hope this helps

Issken

Dec 17, 2009 | Microsoft Halo: Combat Evolved for Windows

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Running windows xp home addition. tried d fragging pop up said i needed to run chkdsk /f. tried that and it poped up for less than a second and went away. still cannot run defrag pgm


reboot into safe mode. You can kill the power to the PC without shutting down. When you turn it back on it will ask you a few boot option, select safe mode, then try the defrag.

Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Aug 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hp Pavilion a1620n, XP Edition. I Can't defrag my recovery drive.


Unfortunately you will need to do exactly what it states, which is free up some space. Defragging a drive requires there to be an ample amount of "swap space" available so that it can move files into that 15% of space while it rearragnes the placement of other files and puts them back in an order which will provide faster access to the files after the defrag is complete. being that it is your D: drive, can't you just move some files to your C: drive to make enough space for the defrag??

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Regards,

Joe

May 08, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1620n (RC655AA) PC Desktop

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Pc running slow


Hey defraging your HD will not cause you to lose any programs also you may need to do a fresh install. Also have you checked for viruses or mass sypware?

Jul 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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