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Cannot fully defragment drive C

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  1. H.Lalnunmawia

    H.Lalnunmawia New Member

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    Some files cannot be defragmented in my C: what could be the reason?
    How can my computer defragment C: fully. I have tried in save mode and also with System Mechanic but with the same result. Please help.I use Windows XP profesional with NTFS file system. Here is the latest defragmentation report:

    Volume MAIN (C:)
    Volume size = 7.01 GB
    Cluster size = 4 KB
    Used space = 5.42 GB
    Free space = 1.59 GB
    Percent free space = 22 %

    Volume fragmentation
    Total fragmentation = 14 %
    File fragmentation = 27 %
    Free space fragmentation = 1 %

    File fragmentation
    Total files = 29,809
    Average file size = 280 KB
    Total fragmented files = 3
    Total excess fragments = 24
    Average fragments per file = 1.00

    Pagefile fragmentation
    Pagefile size = 1.00 GB
    Total fragments = 4

    Folder fragmentation
    Total folders = 1,859
    Fragmented folders = 1
    Excess folder fragments = 0

    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
    Total MFT size = 44 MB
    MFT record count = 31,837
    Percent MFT in use = 70 %
    Total MFT fragments = 3

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    System files are hard to defrag because they are open at the time of defragging... Try utils such as PageDefrag that do the defragging during bootup...

    Arun
     
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    there mite be a rpob wit ur hdd check it out first and den post otherwise try sum other defrag softies lik page defrag
     
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    Hey dude, if you have the Feb 2006 issue of Digit, then refer to Fast Track to Windows XP (Maintenance & Management).

    It will help you solve your problem, trust me...! :p
     
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    ya. system mechanic will also do the same.
     
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    ^^^ Refer to original post where it is mentioned that system mechanic could not help him out... If it can, do mention how it is to be achieved...

    Arun
     
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    sysmech6>optimize>speed up hard drives>disk defrag wzrd
    >custom defrag>options>click automatically defrag locked files
    on system restarts.
     
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    Thank you all for your help. The problem is I used Sysmech 4 where there are only two options for defragmentation - Quick and Optimum. And I'm still waiting for the Feb. issue of Digit out here in Aizawl. About the HDD problem, well the question is how to check whether there is a problem?
     
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    for now jus wait for the feb issue...and den after defragmenting u post the results ok.all da best.
     
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    Today I got the Feb. 2006 issue of Digit and read the Fastrack to Windows XP Maintenance and Management. I checked the C drive with what the book says Scandisk and Chkdsk command from C prompt and it showed that the Volume C: is clean. Then I defrag C: with the Windows disk defragmenter as well as from the Command Prompt but the same error message appeared saying, "Some files on this drive could not be defragmented. Please check the defragmentation report for the list of these files". This is the report:
    Volume MAIN (C:)
    Volume size = 7.01 GB
    Cluster size = 4 KB
    Used space = 5.36 GB
    Free space = 1.65 GB
    Percent free space = 23 %

    Volume fragmentation
    Total fragmentation = 14 %
    File fragmentation = 27 %
    Free space fragmentation = 1 %

    File fragmentation
    Total files = 29,807
    Average file size = 274 KB
    Total fragmented files = 3
    Total excess fragments = 21
    Average fragments per file = 1.00

    Pagefile fragmentation
    Pagefile size = 1.00 GB
    Total fragments = 4

    Folder fragmentation
    Total folders = 1,872
    Fragmented folders = 1
    Excess folder fragments = 0

    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
    Total MFT size = 44 MB
    MFT record count = 31,847
    Percent MFT in use = 70 %
    Total MFT fragments = 3
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    I also checked the registry with Registry Mechanic which reported some 200 broken.... needs to be fixed but since the software was only a trial version reparation could not be done. Although I dont know any problem that this defrag problem has caused on my computer I am uncomfortable with it.
     
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