Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:20 AM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:36 AM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:01 AM
Another factor is that the percentage of files left to defragment is equal to or less than what the Utility is set to work on and what is considered "no need" to defragment. You might search for a better Utility if you think you need to get all the red "removed" (to all blue). Green, of course, are files that can't be moved.
If your drive is about 75% full, I would look into getting an external storage drive and backup a lot of your personal stuff. Or install a larger drive.
Edited by Major Payne, 01 May 2008 - 06:02 AM.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:50 AM
restart your computer
after windows load
defragment your drive
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:09 AM
Hi, when I defragment using the built in ms defragmenter (XP), there are two bars showing 'before' and 'after'. The 'after' bar shows quite a bit of red (maybe 15% of the total) which I guess means a lot of stuff remains defragmented. Defragmenting again I get the same result. Why is this? Should I be worried? Thanks for your help. (The drive is about 75% full.)
Some files that cannot be defragmented by the XP defragmenter are the Master File Table ($MFT) and the page file. You can check the analysis report for a list of fragmented files. To defragment the MFT and PF, you need a commercial defragger; none of the free ones can do it, AFAIK. You can probably download one of the free trial versions of the commercial utilities.
As for free space; the XP defragger demands 15% (or more, depending on the size of the fragmented files) free space to run effectively. It's quite an outdated defragger, just like most manual and scheduled run defraggers that demand too much in the way of resources to defrag properly. By comparison, the newest breed of fully automatic defragmenters can defrag even with 4-5 % free space (depending on the size of the fragmented files). They are easiest to run as well as most effective in handling fragmentation over the long term without the user having to lift a finger. Additionally, the best auto defragmenters can automatically resize the MFT and PF to minimize their fragmentation.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:08 PM
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