XP Defrag Always Says You Should Defrag This Volume

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    P.S. After posting this I just used PageDefrag and now it's not complaining, so what's the deal with that? Hmmm



    I installed for someone a 1TB Seagate hard drive and split it into 2 partitions. 250G for C and the rest for D.

    After I do a defrag and click the Analyze, it keeps popping up saying I should defrag the volume.

    Here's what the report says:

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    Volume (C:)
        Volume size                                = 254 GB
        Cluster size                               = 4 KB
        Used space                                 = 3.94 GB
        Free space                                 = 250 GB
        Percent free space                         = 98 %
    
    Volume fragmentation
        Total fragmentation                        = 27 %
        File fragmentation                         = 55 %
        Free space fragmentation                   = 0 %
    
    File fragmentation
        Total files                                = 12,921
        Average file size                          = 344 KB
        Total fragmented files                     = 39
        Total excess fragments                     = 272
        Average fragments per file                 = 1.02
    
    Pagefile fragmentation
        Pagefile size                              = 2.00 GB
        Total fragments                            = 2
    
    Folder fragmentation
        Total folders                              = 1,020
        Fragmented folders                         = 1
        Excess folder fragments                    = 1
    
    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
        Total MFT size                             = 14 MB
        MFT record count                           = 13,962
        Percent MFT in use                         = 98 %
        Total MFT fragments                        = 2
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fragments       File Size       Most fragmented files
    173             42 MB           \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\TEMP\avguard.tmp
    32              1 KB            \WINDOWS\system32\config\system.LOG
    10              362 KB          \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\_CACHE_001_
    9               264 KB          \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\_CACHE_002_
    7               453 KB          \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\_CACHE_003_
    4               1 KB            \WINDOWS\system32\config\default.LOG
    4               43 KB           \WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.xml
    4               16 KB           \WINDOWS\system32\config\software.LOG
    4               1 KB            \Documents and Settings\Dale\ntuser.dat.LOG
    3               115 KB          \Documents and Settings\Dale\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\sessionstore.js
    3               56 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\7F215D56d01
    3               50 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\05908F7Bd01
    3               1 KB            \Documents and Settings\LocalService\ntuser.dat.LOG
    2               16 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\E7C5F7B4d01
    2               55 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\7ADDD81Ad01
    2               25 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\6545D132d01
    2               29 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\8B48E29Dd01
    2               31 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\6876FAF6d01
    2               28 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\B34DED80d01
    2               37 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\F9123AAAd01
    2               25 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\94F10120d01
    2               32 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\6BC31B94d01
    2               1 MB            \WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb
    2               71 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\BB993351d01
    2               36 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\AA0B7E7Cd01
    2               18 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\B3B9E8DAd01
    2               31 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\145F23DCd01
    2               24 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\0D9DE744d01
    2               35 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\D3562319d01
    2               35 KB           \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\f1oum935.default\Cache\90104679d01
    

    THANKS
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  2. ABee

    ABee Registered Member

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    It was recommending a defrag of C:\ because it detected a high percentage of volume and file fragmention, I'd imagine-- 27% and 55%, respectively. Those are high numbers.

    Why it detected it as being that high after you'd already just done a defrag, I couldn't tell you.
     
  3. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    As I said I ran PageDefrag, now it's not complaining...

    Now this is the report after running PageDefrag:


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    Volume (C:)
        Volume size                                = 254 GB
        Cluster size                               = 4 KB
        Used space                                 = 3.94 GB
        Free space                                 = 250 GB
        Percent free space                         = 98 %
    
    Volume fragmentation
        Total fragmentation                        = 2 %
        File fragmentation                         = 4 %
        Free space fragmentation                   = 0 %
    
    File fragmentation
        Total files                                = 12,899
        Average file size                          = 345 KB
        Total fragmented files                     = 9
        Total excess fragments                     = 195
        Average fragments per file                 = 1.01
    
    Pagefile fragmentation
        Pagefile size                              = 2.00 GB
        Total fragments                            = 1
    
    Folder fragmentation
        Total folders                              = 1,021
        Fragmented folders                         = 1
        Excess folder fragments                    = 0
    
    Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
        Total MFT size                             = 14 MB
        MFT record count                           = 13,941
        Percent MFT in use                         = 98 %
        Total MFT fragments                        = 2
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fragments       File Size       Most fragmented files
    174             42 MB           \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\TEMP\avguard.tmp
    13              1 KB            \Documents and Settings\Dale\ntuser.dat.LOG
    4               43 KB           \WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.xml
    3               1 KB            \WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM.LOG
    2               45 KB           \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\LOGFILES\avguard.log
    2               1 MB            \WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb
    2               1 KB            \WINDOWS\system32\config\default.LOG
    2               1 KB            \Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG
    2               1 KB            \Documents and Settings\Dale\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG
    
     
  4. majoMo

    majoMo Registered Member

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    Since you defragged with PageDefrag the 'pagefile.sys' - that had two fragments - file fragmentation is 4%, instead 55%. With the newest low fragmentation level there aren't reason to complain...
     
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