I have neglected defraging my drives and after a few runs with the built in defragger, I downloaded a trial version of Diskeeper 9 for Home Users and have been running it back to back ever since but it seems to get me no better than:
213 fragged files
57831 excess fragments
1.79 average fragments per file
In other words...still a mess...and still freezing up on me!
I have since tried to copy all of the contents(that I want to keep) over to a folder on another puter on the network, but all the files are apparently set to read only and just gives me an error window when I try to move them. I go into the properties for the file and change the attributes by unchecking the read only box, but soon as I click OK, it just reverts back to having the read only attribute.
I am trying to get my files off the drive so I can reformat it, since it is so badly fragmented its not funny, then move the files back. But it looks like I cannot even do that...which would really suck since there is alot of files I would hate to lose.
Any ideas and/or suggestions is more than welcome!