disc defragmenting
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davechidlow
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disc defragmenting

by davechidlow » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:01 pm

hi, just tried to start the disc defragment on my p.c, as i do about three times a year, and a box appears saying disc defragmenting won,t start. any one got any ideas????

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Re: disc defragmenting

by stoneyboy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:48 pm

davechidlow,
You'll need to boot into safe mode (push F8 when booting for Windows) then try defrag.
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Re: disc defragmenting

by davechidlow » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanks for the advice

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Re: disc defragmenting

by themoffster » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Do you have enough free space on the drive?
Defragging requires a certain amount of space before it can run

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Re: disc defragmenting

by john_ardia » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:04 pm

Try to boot your computer in safe mode. Then try to defragment again. Hope it helps.

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Re: disc defragmenting

by ericmark » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:55 am

In 2011 I think defrag was still required, but few PC's in 2017 need defrag, things have moved on.

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Re: disc defragmenting

by BarryWils0n » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 am

If your disk is modern SSD type, so then I don't advise to perform a defragmentation, it reduces their life drastically!

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Re: disc defragmenting

by john_ardia » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:41 am

I have stopped disc fragmentation for at least two years.

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