Thread: Win2k Defrag Problems
January 19th, 2003, 07:16 PM #1
Win2k Defrag Problems
Or so I think,
I know the disk deframentor is not the greatest with win2k. but anyways does a job I guess.
It doesn't want to seem to defrag my main parittion which is about 17gigs.
Seems to freeze up or so I think. Is this typical?
Is it best to use a 98se boot disk and defrag in dos or what?
January 19th, 2003, 07:20 PM #2
Do you have a whole bunch of TSR's running on the main partition ?
January 19th, 2003, 07:23 PM #3
the native w2k defragger does not work well when apps are actively using (writing) to the disk. a large 17gb partition doesn't really help much either.
to help the defrag go faster, run the defrag alone w/o other programs running. disabling the av helps a little as well.
if the partition is ntfs, you cannot use a dos or win9x defragger either...
edit: also,[ i doubt it applies to you], but f you have less than 25% free disk space, the defrag take a lot longer, too.
Last edited by PresterJohn; January 19th, 2003 at 07:26 PM.
January 19th, 2003, 07:25 PM #4
No, this is fresh install. I am not done installing stuff. No AV's on yet or Firewalls.
Just 2kpro, VB.net, Office XP right now.
Nothing else. Want to defrag before changing my pagefile settings and enviroment variables.
Im using Fat32 file system, didn't want NFTS
January 19th, 2003, 07:29 PM #5
Did you try defragging under Safe Mode?
January 19th, 2003, 07:32 PM #6
um why didn't I think of that.
I guess im tired.
I'll try that and see what happens, if no go then will do it from dos floppy boot disk.
January 19th, 2003, 08:20 PM #7
well that didn't work, did the same thing, i noticed same backgrounds stuff was same as in reg mode as versas safe mode. tried my dos boot disk but didn't have defrag on it. Sooooo now looking for another option.
January 19th, 2003, 08:27 PM #8
when you say it didn't work, what happened? how much time did you give the defragger?
check the device manager to make you aren't running some weird pio mode for the hd. then go to a command prompt and type chkdsk /f and reboot to allow chkdsk to run.
if all is clear, then d/l the freeware version of diskeeper from:
January 19th, 2003, 09:10 PM #9
chkdisk ran fine, no problems with that, just defrag stops at the same area.
been trying to defrag since about 3pm this afternoon. doesn't take that long, never has in the past.
I think I will go with diskkeeper. I used to have that and couldn't remember the name. thanks.
Edit: Now that is more like it. Downloaded that installed and ran defrag and its done. now that is how i like things done. Not all day forever. Thanks for the link.
Last edited by NeoStarO1; January 19th, 2003 at 09:27 PM.
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