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Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Top 5 things that never get done:1. Defragging is short for defragmenting. Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account?

Defraggler Defrag Aborted

I am using WinXP sp3. I have my computer defraged, but a window pops out saying the defragment can't go to its completion. Laptop Windows XP Home SP3.

If using the native Windows defragger...as stated, it will not defrag certain system files. This is a minor update to an article originally posted June 26, 2006 Read more:

How can I find out who is using a "file in use"? Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top ja5087 Posts: 31 This post has been reported. Could Not Defragment Some Files Using the site is easy and fun.

in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. Disk Still Fragmented After Defrag The HDD is the performance bottleneck in almost all modern PCs, and fragmentation aggravates the problem. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. The reason your fragmentation percentage increased is that the part you deleted must have been less fragmented (by percentage) than the part that remains.The conclusion is that your drive is now

I turned off my screen saver and antivirus. 3. Boot Time Defrag Subscribe to Our Newsletter Email: Advertisement © 2016 MakeUseOf. An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. thanks Mike Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top Topic Closed This topic has been closed to new replies.

Disk Still Fragmented After Defrag

Any comments that clearly indicate you've not read the article will be removed. When I viewed the report to see which files they are, there was a decent sized list of them (probably 10-15) Any suggestions on what to do? Defraggler Defrag Aborted In this mode, Windows starts up the least programs it can, so you'll be able to defragment more files. Defrag Aborted No Files Were Defragmented This Operation Cannot Be Done What has changed is the OS which is now locking some files in use thus preventing them from being defragged at all.

In fact Windows 7 and better will do it automatically for you, once a week. I still suck at the heat-vent about once every two or three years, though - just in case. Back to top #2 OFFLINE n1jmm_Jim n1jmm_Jim Newbie Members 1 posts Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:23 AM Just downloaded Defraggler today and did a defrag. I tried to talk him into reformatting and starting over, but he does not have his original XP software Steve Campbell August 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm It looks to me Defraggler Not Defragging All Files

i remove all but the last then defrag, my system. I wouldn't play with it without MUCH more detailed investigation. Ask Best Of Forum Glossary Members Only Newsletter Facebook Podcast on Business Books My Library All Articles … More Search Options 50 Recent Entries All Categories All Entries by Date Social Reply « Older Comments Leave a reply: Before commenting please: Read the article.

Some files will _always_ in use (e.g. Pagedefrag BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! This is completely normal and is not a problem.

Is there any reason these files couldn't be defragmented?Don't delete them; they could be important files.

RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP (Solved) - Windows can't DEFRAGMENT certain files. (8 posts) Defrag definitely helps in such a case. Delete programs you don't use (one at a time and reboot in between). Windows 10 Defrag Not Working You can guess where we stand on this issue.

The concept is pretty similar on both. Reply Robert July 17, 2016 at 3:03 am Thanks for your response, Leo. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Should I just try to go & delete the listed files?

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top vistamike Posts: 10945 This post has been reported. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! The second most common cause is that the file is in use by some program.

I went back to the article so I could quote the exact words, and what I know I saw earlier is now not there - strange. I had try defragment tool of system and third party,but failed and i found that it took long time to del files or move files on the drive. Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? If you can, you can then close the program that has the file open, and try defragging again.

Several functions may not work. This is a discussion on [SOLVED] Some files on this volume could not be defragmented? However, our friends at Piriform came up with this and is much superior and is ideal for XP http://www.piriform.com/defraggler Mike Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top LH Posts: 20002 But remember, fragmentation is not the only cause of a slow computer; there are other possible causes like bad software, bad drivers, malware/viruses etc.

I run scandisk and disk cleanup before defragmentation. 4. My recommendation is to simply do the normal defrag "every so often". Back to top #4 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 50,927 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:09:25 PM Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:39 PM <

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Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top vistamike Posts: 10945 This post has been reported. This means that the huge file is now red-zoned in three sections and thus can't be defragged.