xp wont defrag

  timerep 16:58 27 Apr 05
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hello again, windows xp wont defrag its stuck on 1% after best part of an hour. all was going untill the pc updated itself from the windows update site and now it wont play at all, I am just updating the machine to sp2 but I somehow dont think it will do any better any ideas guys?

  Aspman 17:21 27 Apr 05

Try it in safe mode.

Tap F8 during boot.

  sinbad1 17:22 27 Apr 05
  Arnie 17:53 27 Apr 05

At $259! there must be a simpler way.

  slimbo51 19:03 27 Apr 05

Try Defrag in command mode...

Open a dos command window and then type at the prompt:

defrag c: /-a (Note space after :) This should give you info on frag state.

To do the defrag change the -a to -v

Change the c drive to d or whatever drives you want either info on or to do the defrag.

  slimbo51 19:09 27 Apr 05

Should have said Windows command mode.

  timerep 19:14 27 Apr 05

thanks guys

  smy13 20:04 27 Apr 05

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  CurlyWhirly 15:31 28 Apr 05

I agree with smy13, I bought the registered version of DiskKeeper 9 around 8 months ago and it is worth every penny.
I downloaded it as a fully functional FREE trial and liked it so much I bought the full version.

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