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Defragging problem...

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by quadboi, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. quadboi

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    Hi, well Im using "Perfect Disk 7" and I left it to defrag last night however, I woke up and it was only at 3%...why is this? It was still moving out and optimising files so it never stopped, however 3% :confused:

    It worked perfectly before I reformatted and re installed windows, however now VERY slow, used to do it in about 2-3 hours as its a 60gb drive.


    Help apppreciated.
     
  2. chrislusty

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    I would try a disk check with fixing errors first then do your defrag, but it shouldnt take that long to do it.
     
  3. quadboi

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    Disk check with fixing errors? - What kind of program.

    Also, in speedfan using the "S.M.A.R.T" tool, my fitness and performance is above 96% on each..
     
  4. TrUz

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    Windows Disk check...

    Right click on your system drive > Properties > Tools > Check now...

    TrUz
     
  5. quadboi

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    Thanks truz, do I tick both boxes?
     
  6. TrUz

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    Yep tick both boxes, you will need to reboot and it will do the check before it boots into Windows.

    TrUz
     
  7. quadboi

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    Ok thanks mate, will tell you the outcome after :)
     
  8. quadboi

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    *Sorry for double post*


    Just done it, will try defragger.

    Same problem, takes ages.....not budged from 1% after 15mins
     
    Last edited: 23 Jul 2006
  9. Xee

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    You probably have corrupted files. At the bottom on the status bar it will tell you which files it is currently working on, then go view lookup file name from ID, that file is probably corrupt. You will probably have to delete them or format, or try move them if u can and then defrag. Might be totally wrong mind :p
     
  10. quadboi

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    Well, it is working on different files ....Is it a reformat job?

    Just reformatted last thursday :mad:
     
  11. Xee

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    Just check which files it is getting stuck on...they are probably very large. Otherwise it could be some other problem.
     
  12. TrUz

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    Might be worth trying some 3rd-party defrag tool like Diskeeper or PerfectDisk, see if they can complete the defrag. You have to pay for them but you can get a trial which will be enough for you.

    TrUz