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RV01

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About disk defrag and scan
« on: November 16, 2004, 09:21:05 PM »
These days I have noticed that it takes hours to scan my computer for errors and perform a disk defrag.And the problem is that the above processes restart again and again.What does this mean?Lately I have tried again to scan my computer for errors and perform a disk defrag but they were not completed. What should I do solve this problem?
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DukeNukem

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2004, 09:29:41 PM »
what operating system?

I am not sure what you are saying, the above processes restart again and again.

defrag keeps restarting?
as does avast virus scan?

RV01

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2004, 09:34:46 PM »
My operating system is Millenium.It takes too many hours without any result this is what happens

DukeNukem

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2004, 09:42:08 PM »
Could your hard drive be corrupt?

What make/model is it?

Visit the manufacturers website for some diagnostic tools.

Although before running any you should backup all your files.

RV01

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2004, 09:46:16 PM »
the model is Pentium4

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2004, 09:46:58 PM »
You need to terminate all processes except Explorer and one or two more...
Use Process Explorer 8.52 to do it. I couldn't ever run defrag or scandisk without using it...

More info and utilities: http://sysinternals.com
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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2004, 09:47:40 PM »
FAT32 is total crap compared to NTFS. This also includes interuption of defragging process. On NTFS partitions you can use OS normally and defragging at the same time. Also data integriti is much much better.
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RV01

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2004, 10:02:02 PM »
Hence I will download Process Explorer8.52 and run it. Is this all? Or is there something else I should be careful about?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2004, 10:03:40 PM by RV01 »

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2004, 10:11:49 PM »
You can simply run defrag while in safe mode.

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Re:About disk defrag and scan
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2004, 06:51:01 PM »
Hence I will download Process Explorer8.52 and run it. Is this all? Or is there something else I should be careful about?

First, boot into Safe mode, then run Disk Cleanup and delete files, run Scan Disk(thorough), then Defrag, Restart.