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Serious defragmentation issues!


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Each time I Defrag, upon completion there are always 13 Files that cannot be defragmented. There are 3 examples below. A windows message tells me that If I use these files frequently, there might be a large impact on my system performance. So, what can I do to get these files defragmented? My OS is Windows XP (Home Version). Any help would be greatly appreciated. :help:

P.S. Would Running Defrag in Safe Mode make a difference? Just a thought. :whistling:

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Fragments = 5 ----- File Size = 73 MB ----- File that cannot be defragmented = \WINDOWS\Driver Cache\I386\DRIVER.CAB

Fragments = 4 ----- File Size = 15 MB ----- File that cannot be defragmented = \System Volume Information\_restore}\SNAPSHOT\_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE

Fragments = 4 ----- File Size = 15 MB ----- File that cannot be defragmented = \System Volume Information\_restore{\SNAPSHOT\_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE *(Different Registry Number)


(I left the numbers out of the files for security reasons. I don't know if it matters but I decided not to take any chances) :blink:
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Running in safe mode would be good, you could run disc clean up first
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You cannot defrag these (registry)files because they are in use.
Mostly there is no need to defrag them.
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Thanks Keith, and Holy Marcell. But you seem to differ with your suggestions. Keith, I always run a disk clean up, and I do a do a disk scan before I defrag. About 4 months ago I upgraded this PC from Winows ME to XP (Home Ed.), and when I had Windows ME I had to run in Safe Mode every time in order to defrag. So I am wondering if I still have to, even with the XP upgrade. But Holy says I don't need to defrag these because they are registry files that are in use, but doesn't safe mode prevent programs from running, and doesn't that also include the registry files? I also have 10 other files that will not Defrag, so I am thinking maybe I should go the Safe Mode route? I don't think it can hurt. :whistling: Any comments? Thanks. :blink:
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You will have less running in safe mode, you should get the defragmentation complete message, not it was unable to defragment everything
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Thanks Keith (and Holy Marcell), for spending some of your valuable time helping me out with this issue. Have a great day. :whistling:
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