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furyoko

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Hi All,

I'm having problems with the disk defragmenter. I tried to defrag c: and it shows "disk defragmenter could not start" and so does disk check. Does anybody know how to fix this?

Many thanks in advance!
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Anthony19

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Hello furyoko

There is many of reasons Disk defrag will not work... Just to cover some things and get a starting point...

"Disk Defragmenter not longer runs correctly. This often happens when you install a third party defragmenter like Diskeeper, then on uninstalling, it does not restore the built in one correctly " More information at : http://www.andreasro.../18/defrag.aspx , May do the trick :)

You can also try this
Try , Start > Run > chkdsk /r ( Press enter )

AND if that fails...
Go to Start > run > services.msc ( Press enter )

scroll down to these services and see if appropriate settings was set.
Logical disk manager - automatic
Logical disk manager administrative service, manual or automatic
DCOM Server Process Launcher ,automatic

If that fails i suggest checking the page filing
you have not turned off Page Filing by any chance ???

Just to make sure :)

check the page file

Go to: Start > control panel > open system > click advanced tab > click "settings" under performance>click advanced tab>click "change" under virtual memory>make sure no paging file isn't selected !

Best of luck
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Happy computing

Anthony19

PS: Don't forget to Reboot if needed/required to , To make settings take effect :)

Edited by Anthony19, 17 February 2009 - 03:54 AM.

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furyoko

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Hi Anthony19,

I have tried Start > Run > chkdsk /r and fails...

I have check the services and it was ok...

With regards to page file, kindly see attached...

Thanks!

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Hello furyoko

Is there any error messages or technical information regarding why the defragmenter could not start ???

PS: the "Error checker", check hard drives for errors will not run , unless you schedule to do so on the next reboot ( because files are used by windows , hence the reason you cannot run in windows :) )

Best of luck

Anthony19
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Hi Sir,

I also have performed error-checking (start>my computer>right click c:>properties>tools>check now) and it says "windows was unable to complete disk check." I really don't know how to troubleshoot this case. With regards to typing yes (command prompt) to the question "perform disk check in next reboot?", disk check just shows a few (very) seconds at startup, in which I think it hasn't been performed.

Thanks!
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