Keith, on Feb 25 2006, 11:58 PM, said:
Try with this
As you install it, click yes for desktop icon then click yes to run it, tick the box for the drive, then click start
(etc, etc lot of words)
Well, unfortunately, there are a couple of problems with that fix. First off, it requires 3rd party software. This problem ought to be fix-able with the things that come with Windows XP, Service pack 1, right "Out of the Box"
I read the original post, and I tried the original "fix" and I agree with the person who posted the question, in his confusion. Chkntfs /x c: will not MAKE Defrag run, it just attempts to force a CHKDSK Start from a windows Environment, and, that pretty much will NOT work.
Also, I have in my hands here, a PC with XP Pro, SP 1, and it is formatted FAT32. Eh? Whoops!
So, the command would be NOT "chkntfs /x c:" but rather "chkdsk /x c:" and SHOULD have been written as that in the first place, rather than assuming, like everyone else does, that XP absolutely has to reside on an NTFS partition. For certain purposes, people run XP on Fat32.
So: Let's get to the second "Fix" that was posted, the one I am quoting part of. Well, first off, it is 3rd party drek. THIS problem WE are having is NOT with 3rd party crap, it is with XP and IN XP is the solution.
So, that's a start, eh? I am sorry for any appearance of harsh-ity (what would the word I want to use be, oh well, oh well!) - BUT, well you have started this assistance on the compleat wrong foot, confusing just about everyone, and not giving a valid solution.
So, I am going to SHOW you my own problem. Here is my problem: I just removed 30,000 Virus bodies, Parasite-Programs, Hijackers, and other crud and drek from this PC I am sitting here now and typing on: Yesterday, this PC would boot up to the blue screen of DETH, but today, I am USING the OS that was installed, cos I did an IN PLACE XP INSTALL... Well, looks like you got that covered HERE:
So, the In Place Install worked and then I had to reconstruct the TCP/IP stack.. Good, Good, I did that, and I ran McAfee and Ad Aware to death, finding new objects each time, and this only took about 3 hours.
So, here is my very last problem, before I can give the computer BACK to the owner (See, I do not believe in deleting the hard drive: That is the was all the computer stores do it: The WIPE yer hard drive, then they SELL you a copy of XP HOME edition (When you had PRO before)
So, I do not do that. And I do not install 3rd party "Helper" programs, unless they are something REALLY GOOD. Do you know of any helper apps that are any good? I know of only one: Mindsoft Utilities. And I used it to clean up the drive after the chaos I chewed through.
So, OK, you really wanna know my dilemma? It is this:
(I apologise, there is no HTML code so I cannot shrink that image)
Ok? And I tried re-registering the SNAP-IN (The MMC Snap In that controls Defrag), I was allowed to register all the components of defrag except for dfrgres.dll:
The command: REGSVR32 DFRGRES.DLL
Brings up this error:
(that is a little better, sorry for the big one)
Ok, so? I think that the actual defrag.exe is refusing to run. So, the only reason I am in here, and other places today, is that I have NEVER seen this kind of error before. I will not give the computer back to the client until it can be defragged.
So does anyone have a valid fix for this? Oh for sure I will try this gigantic thing that Kieth told us to do, but it looks like "Wannabe" had a real solution for the original guy in here. So, Wannabe- I'll let you know if his problem was my problem as well.
I'll be back in a bit, eh? Have a nice day
(edit- I'm in the middle of getting Kieth's 3rd party apps, cos the other fixes didn't work. Bleh)