defragmenting xp

  no.good.at.all 22:45 22 Aug 03
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i have partitioned my hd c,d,e,f i can defrag d,e,f,but i cannot defrag c.i get amessage fatal error, file thumbs.db
i have tried diskeeper and windows defrag but no good can anyone help?
for the record sys,athlon 2000xp+ 512 ddr win xp

  jazzypop 22:57 22 Aug 03

If the problem is related to thumbs.db, then use the info at click here to turn it off - you can always re-enable it later if you want to.

  no.good.at.all 23:09 22 Aug 03

do i have to restart?
just tried it ticked the box applied it and ran diskeeper same error,
scan ntfs:scan aborted-fatal error file:thumbs.db

  jazzypop 23:15 22 Aug 03

It's not necessary to reboot, logging off then back on again is sufficient.

  User-312386 23:15 22 Aug 03

did you click apply?

  no.good.at.all 13:16 23 Aug 03

madboy, clicked apply stillno good
jazzypop ,logged off ,lost connection still no good
rebooted still no good
ran sfc/scannow still no good
anymore ideas i can try

  jazzypop 17:30 23 Aug 03

Do you have multiple accounts on the PC? Each user can have multiple thumbs.db files, it may be that the corrupted one is on another account.

Make sure that you are logged on as an administrator, then do a search for thumbs.db - make sure that you look for hidden files.

  no.good.at.all 19:41 23 Aug 03

wiil try that now
gotta log off

  no.good.at.all 20:35 23 Aug 03

things seem to be getting stranger, searched for thumbs.db , found 4, 3 were in a prog "slimbrowser",so i deleted that,1 left in a winrar zip file so i dropped it in a new folder and moved it to another drive tried to defrag ,,,error thumbs.db searched again no files found .
next tried system restore ,rebooted and still not defraging due to thumbs,
well its sat night so im going thumbs up to the pub will have another go tomorrow if any one has any ideas im open to try thanks

  no.good.at.all 16:28 24 Aug 03

thanx for help just went thru everything and it now works

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