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« on: December 14, 2004, 03:17:03 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:XP Pro
Problem Application Name & Version: Win system tools
Problem Hardware Make & Model:gateway P-4 desktop
Error Messages:Files Cannot be Defragmented



This is a first for me.  I have 3 partitions on my HDD and can defrag 2 of them as usual.  But the other will not defrag a bunch of files. I have 20% free space on that volume's partition. I've noticed that all of the files that can't be defragged are data files. Specifically, either Access (mdb), csv or tab separated (txt), zip or FileMaker (fp7) files.  File sizes are from 66 MB to 2 GB.
I've analyzed, ran chkdsk and scanned for dirty bit on the volume but nothing has helped.  Any thoughts re: next steps would be much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 03:25:09 PM »

Try Defrag is Safe mode
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 03:28:59 PM »

ok thanks.
Why might operating in safe mode make a difference?
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 04:43:32 PM »

ok thanks.
Why might operating in safe mode make a difference?
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 04:46:05 PM »

You're using less resources, no services and thus less of a chance of something else trying to read/write the harddrive at that time.

Not that it matters much, though, since Windows defragger won't defrag datafiles anyway, since they are 'set'. A better solution is a 3rd party defragger, although those cost money. Or if you want to be adventurous, try DIRMS.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 04:57:35 PM »

so you're saying that windows util bu design, will NOT defrag the type of files I noted (csv or tab delimited txt, zip or dbm)?

HOw risky is DIRMS?  any clue?

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 05:34:09 PM »

Not too risky. It's a command line defragger, I use it about monthly on my Windows 2000 system. It's fast, it does the job for me. And it defrags all, or moves all to the start of my partitions if I want it to.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004, 05:48:24 PM »

OK sounds good to me.  I'm going for it.

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