Help with disk defrag?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by SonyaM32, Jun 22, 2008.

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  1. SonyaM32

    SonyaM32 Registered Member

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    I have WindowsXP and Im having problems with defrag. When I open and click analyze or defrag, a message with an X pops up and says defragment cannot start. It's been doing that for a while now.
    Awhile back someone here gave me a link for a direct download for disk cleanup tool to put in sys 32 folder and it worked great, can I do the same for disk defrag?
    thanks :)
     
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  2. Franklin

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    Check in services that the "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is set to auto and has started.
     
  3. SonyaM32

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    I did as you said..checked DCOM in computer management/services and it was already set on automatic and started. I retried to see if maby it would work and im still getting the pop up message that it cannot start.
     
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    You could check in Event Viewer for any error messages relating to the prob and maybe peruse this link which may offer some help?
     
  5. SonyaM32

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    thanks I will check out the link you gave.
     
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  7. pandlouk

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    Check in your system32 folder if there is defrag.exe.

    In chase is missing, and since as you said you chkdsk.exe was missing too it could mean any of the following:
    A) you forced shutdown/reboot and some files got corrupted or missing.
    B) you used an utility to delete old files or you have a malware that deleted them.
    C) The mft of your partition got currupted.
    D) Your disk starts to have bad clusters.

    Panagiotis
     
  8. SonyaM32

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    Steve, first I have to figure out how this one loads in safe mode, it's a compaq Presario, but ill start it somehow hitting all the F keys at startup :D Ill let you know and thanks for the help:cool:

    pandlouk , I looked in sys32 and defrag.exe isn't in there, the only one i saw was the defrag application, that's what it said it was under properties anyway, unless thats what you're talking abouto_O :)
     
  9. pandlouk

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    Hi Sonya,

    Yes, it is the same file (probably you have the hide extensions option, activated). :)
    Check also if there are also the files dfrg.exe, dfrgfat.exe, dfrgntfs.exe, dfrgres.dll, dfrgsnap.dll and dfrgui.dll. If any of the above is missing the defrag may fail.
     
  10. majoMo

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    You can try use Dial-a-Fix (stand alone). Click in Tools > Reinstall Defrag > Go.

    Hope help you.
     
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