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Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

Q: Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3

It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.

So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.

For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.

It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)

I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.

More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.

I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.

Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.

Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?

Thanks!

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A: Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

and welcome to the Forum


I would first run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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When I go to run disc clean-up and disc defrag it goes to 1 % and stops.How do I correct this
Thanks
 

A:disc clean-up and defrag?

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Dear All,

Please suggest me a third-party app which will help me to achieve the below highlighted functionalities

You can suggest me 2 different apps for the 2 tasks. I am looking for something more faster than the default Win 8 error checking and defragmentation utilities.

Thanks,
Troy.

A:Good apps for disc error check and defrag

Windows handles this functions very well these days, you can always run Check disk from the command prompt. Defrag is automatic. I used to use Diskeeper for defrag. However since I now have an SSD I have no need for it. Data Storage drives don't seem to get very fragmented and window defrag keeps up pretty well. and you can't defrag a SSD, The Trim function handles that.

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Hi

Everytime i attempt to run a disc defrag it produces a pop-up box saying error can not run. The programme itself loads fine,the error comes when you try to defrag or annalyze. Does anyone know of any ideas why this is happening or how to resolve it?
Thanks!

A:Disc Defrag Is Not Working

I'm sorry to say that I can't help with the problem, but I can suggest a solution that should work better. I recently downloaded Diskeeper Lite, and I love it! The MS defrag uint would analyze my hdd and say that it didn't need to be defraged, this is a new hdd so I didn't worry about until I had been using it for three months and it still said the same. I downloaded the Diskeeper and it emmidiately suggested that I defrag my hdd, it took quite a while, but after it was done I ran it again as suggested and it was very short, and afterwards my computer was running faster.Diskeeper is freeware and can be downloaded here.

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trying to clean up my c drive. what boxes do i check when running disc clean up

Thanks Brenda
 

A:disc clean up what to check !

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HP Pavilion dv8210us (laptop)Windows XP sp3, Internet Explorer 7, McAfee Security SuiteI got attacked by the Antivirus2009 infection. I lost the use of Internet Explorer, Disc Defrag, and System Restore that is what I know of, I could have more programs that are not working. I have an old version of Netscape that I am using to browse the internet with, but I have had some problems with it being buggy.I have ran Malewarebytes' Antimalware, CC Cleaner, Ad-Aware and have scanned my system with McAfee. Here are a couple of examples of what my PC is doing:~When I click on my IE desktop shortcut the hourglass pops up and the hard drive activity light comes on for a couple of seconds and then nothing happens.~When I try to use Disc Defragmenter I get the message "Disk Defragmenter could not start"~When I click on Windows Update nothing happens.~When trying to restore my system to a previous date, I can get to the screen where you click to do the restore, but when I click the button to start the restore it just sits there. It's not frozen, it is just that nothing happens.~Uploading and down loading has been hit and miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.I can not get the Attach.txt file to upload. I've recompressed it a couple of times but can't get it to upload. I have no choice but to post it below, I'm sorry if this is inappropriate. I'm lucky to be able to get on the internet and want to make it as easy as possible for someone to help me..Thanks to everyone in a... Read more

A:Had antivirus2009, now IE, disc defrag, sys restore not working

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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I have some major issues with my computer and need some help...

I have searched this forum for ideas on how to solve it but to no end.

When I search in Google I get redirected to other sites other than the one I clicked on. I can't save anything to DVD it says there is no device recognised. I cannot defrag my machine and my hotmail account was hacked.

I have tried to download 'Spybot' but I cannot run it on my computer. I have downloaded 'HiJackThis' but it won't run.

Need some guidance please...

Thanks

Sarah
 

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Hello people

Major problems arisen on my pc recently, a bit daunting to be honest and i hope some people can help

I may need some help explaining the problems to a further extent further along the line, i'm a beginner ish at computers, no training, self taught. But for now let me get started (takes deeeeeep breath!)

1) Service pack 2.

I have never been able to install it. I have ignored it for a long time but since the problems with ZoneAlarm (see 2) i decided to choose another free firewall. COMODO i think, it's CFP saved on my desktop anyhow, very popular. Anyhow i couldn't install it since i don't have SP2, so i decided that its about damn time i got it installed.

At first i let automatic update download sp2, stopped as many programs as i could running in the background and tried to install. "Access denied" halfway through install. Now i've searched these forums and there are similar issues around but none that i found to help specifically with my problem. I downloaded all 270mb of sp2 elsewhere, tried installing in safemode recieving this msg instead

"HKCR\CEnroll.CEnroll2 to file C:WINDOWS\$NtServicePackuninstall$\reg00246. 5: access is denied"

Now i forget the thread where i got the remedy, but the process involved running "regedit" and changing the permissions for this particular "CEnroll.CEnroll2". Turns out that it was restricted, changed the permissions and i felt i was making progress only t... Read more

A:Several Problems - SP2/ZoneAlarm/Disk Defrag/Disc Cleanup not working

Also, since todays attempts to install SP2 there are 2 new folders in my C: drive

14e4d0f2b57d46c2fc057c4800
267402373267e63062cd1ac121e106

Which properties tell me are empty, created today (around the same time i was trying to install during safemode)

"access is denied" to their subfolder "i386"

What is this about, should i be concerned?

Thanks for your time

Murphy
 

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I am having problem
I have a Toshiba intel core2 duo windows vista 32bit home premium.
When I select disc clean- up program
It gives me a choice to select -- My Files only -- or --Files from all users ---


The error message below happens no matter which of the two choices I select. The error happens 100% of the time.

Disk Space Cleanup Manager for Windows has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Please help me get Vista to work

A:disc clean-up not working

ed

go to event viewer (type that in search) and go to the windows logs, applications tab. Look for errors (red "X" in left column) see if any are relevant to the problem. If not pick the most comman one and using the built in snipping tool (type that in search) take a snapshot of the error and upload them to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip)

let us know if you need help with any of this

ken

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I'm a moron and figured it out, please delete the thread.

A:Clean install from Upgrade disc not working

I'm a moron...

Ignore everything, and please delete the thread. I got it fixed. Just don't put in the activation key during the install

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Hi
I cant use disc defrag. Every time I go into system tools and click on it to open it, it doesn't do anything. I've tried rebooting in safe mode,but cant access it that way either. Can you please help? Thanks
 

A:Cant use disc defrag

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I was looking to check my c:drive with the defrag utility that is part of my XP Home SP3. I has not been a problem till now, when I opened the utility I got a message box with the red x and it said "This version of Disc Defragmentation does not support running more than one instance." What does this mean? Thanks.

A:Disc Defrag

Recheck the text of that error message. Checking it via Google results in no hits.

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My disc defrag hangs up. I have checked for viruses, I have none. I have run scan disc in DOS and it won't work. I do ctrl-alt-del and remove all bt systray and explorer. I don't know what to do.
 

A:(solved) disc defrag

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Hi all
I must admit to not having defraged my desktop before in 4 years, HP Pavilion by the way.
And i am using Windows built inn defragmenter. I have 250 GB free space out of 450 GB
I decided after several tries to defrag the C drive, and it seeming to stop at 19% analyzed, that I needed more patience, it took 6 hours!!!!! over Sat night.
OK Sun morn 7am, so its telling me that I am 26% fragmented, so I click on defrag, now its analyzing again, is this normal?
Anyway its now almost 3pm on WEDNESDAY, its 36% consolidated on pass 12.

I have 2 questions,
How many more passes will there be? and how much longer can it take?

Many thanks for anyone who can offer me hope.
Pete

A:How long for disc defrag

Try booting to Safe Mode and doing the defrag there.

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Weekly I do a disk clean up + disc defrag on my C: Drive.
I am puzzled with the following message that is given after defrag is complete.

Defragmentation is complete for HP_Pavilion (C:)
Some files on this volume could not be defragmented.
Please check the defragmentation report for the list of these files.

So I click on view report. The top box is filled with all kinds of information regarding something called volume information.

The bottom box is supposed to show the files that did not fragment, but it is blank,no info in there at all! So why in the world do I keep getting the message some files didn't fragment?

And what in the world is master table fragmentation? That one appears in the top box towards the end of all the volume information.

Thank you for your explanations in this matter.
I am running Windows SP2,Home Edition. Any other info on my system can be found in my profile here at BC,but please feel free to ask any questions in order to help me sort this out.

honu1

A:Disc defrag-C: Drive

honu1: My XP system does the same thing - same messages, same list of no files. I am fairly certain this is normal (XP defragger never completely defags the system), and that it is nothing to worry about.

Mike T

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ok not sure if this is in the right sub forum but here it goes

on my laptop when i go to disc defrag my system disc it says 12% fragmented but no matter how many times i defrag it still says 12% how do i defrag this?

A:Disc defrag problem

Hello chainswap and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you're trying to use the built in Windows 7 defrag tool. Are you following these steps?

Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk

You could also try a free 3rd party tool such as Defraggler or Puran:

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download

Disk Defragmenter x64 / 64 Bit / 32 Bit Windows 7 / Vista / Xp / 2003 / 2008 | Puran Defrag

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I use Auslogic Disc Defrag on my PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. Does Windows 7 have a built in defrag program? Do I need the Auslogic program as well?

A:Windows 7 Disc Defrag

Hi Junior2007 Windows 7 indeed have a built-in defragger called "Disk Defragmenter". For more information on it and how to use it, you can read the tutorial below on SevenForums.http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11733-disk-defragmenter-open-use.htmlAs for the other question, do you need another defragging program, I would say no since I'm trying to use as most Windows built-in tools as possible to cut down on the bloat and don't install programs I don't need, however third party defraggers are often more powerful than the Windows one and offer more features. So if you have a use for it, then yes it's a good program to add. Auslogics Defragger is good, there's also O$O Defrag or Defraggler if you want to look them up. The choice is yours

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Hi there;
I recently attempted to install msn live mail etc, and since then I have tried to download itunes and winamp and the installation goes right to the end then everything freezes 100%cpu usage . Also I tried to defrag the disc and it stops after 90% saying that it has encountered a problem. Any ideas please?
Cheers jules
 

A:100%cpu when I try to install anything, also can't defrag disc any more please help

forgot to say that system is not running well at all, keeps locking and crashing
cheers Jules
 

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When I try to scan disc, it keeps saying I have programs running. I control, alt, delete and there are 2 progams I cannot get rid of. One is called wsupand the other is wtoolsa, what are these? I tried to scan disc last night and could not because it said these programs were running.
 

A:scan disc and defrag

Your PC is infected.

These are both spyware.

Run the usual and try again.

AdAware
SpyBot Search and Destroy
CWShredder
http://www.winpatrol.com/db/freesample/wtoolsa.html
 

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hello,
while fixing a computer, I removed a shortcut to disc defrag that was sitting on the desktop. Now it is gone from the start menu. Is there any way to retrieve the utility?
Thank you,
Ilya
 

A:Solved: disc defrag gone!

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i have a p3(859),20 gb hard disc with window me as os.

i have been running this computer for last 15 months.
earlier i did not know that it is good for the system
to having disc defragment regularly so i did not do it even once.
now whenever i try to run the disc defragment it runs endlessly.

i ran it for almost 4 hour. it shows sometimes 2% is complete
but no more than that, it again shows 0% is complete
same thing happen with the scan disc also.

is it due to the fact that i did not run it for such along time
please help
 

A:disc defrag runs endlessly

If you never defrag'd in all that time, it may very well take a long time.

First, make sure you run Scan disk first.

Then, in case other applications are interfering, I would recommend trying the defrag from Safe Mode.
 

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GOT DARN IT..
I DID WHAT YOU TAUGHT ME TO SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING THAT
WOULD INTERFER W/ WRITING TO DISC..THEN BAMM...
Okay.. now where did it go??i put disc scan and defrag in
recycle bin, then made some cd's.When I came to take a look
see in recycle, they had disappeared into thin air!!!!!
i cant find them nowhere!!I downloaded a defrag program
but what about my scan disc to repair my hard drive???
It's all your fault for making me so daring
now how am I suppose to scan..will it still tell me that there
are errors?? You are in big trouble mister
Other wise I'm doing great w/ burning..
Okay get me out of this fine mess..
i tried the backup disc ..I have windows 98..compaq..and
a headache
 

A:My Defrag/scan Disc Done Run Away From Home!!

Why would anyone tell you to put scandisk and defrag into the recycle bin?? If you just tossed them in there off of the start bar they are still on your PC...they were just shortcuts. See if they are there by running them from going to Start>Run and typing in defrag and pressing enter. If that runs do the same thing typing in scandisk and pressing enter.
 

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Hi iv got a acer netbook for kids and it keeps freezing and you cant do anything. Ive been reading round as much as i can but i cant seem to solve the problem.

Ive tried to run disc cleanup, ccleaner and defrag gets stuck at 1% all of them freeze the computer and the only way out is power off. Im getting no where with this and dont know what to do? Ive ran all them in safe mode to to no avail.

Ive managed to run spy bot in safe mode that didnt pick anything up.

Will a hijack this log help for anyone to look at?

Thanks in advance
 

A:cant run disc cleanup, ccleaner, defrag

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I tried doing a disc defrag and disc cleanup this morning and now I notice that some sounds are not working, namely the "click" sound when clicking on a button on AOL. I went into Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices and found that I get errors saying that windows can't find the files associated with the sounds.

One, where can I find the missing sounds, any ideas?
Two, which sound do I need to fix to get the "click" back?
Three, worse case scenario- would a restore fix it or not since I defragged?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

Can someone recomend some effective disc defrag and cleanup programs? Preferably free ones.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:Looking for disc defrag & cleanup programs

A very good clean up program is CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/ if you do a search you can find a slim version without the yahoo toolbar.
I use a paid for defragmenter so cant recomend a free one.
 

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On Window OS that provide scan disc ,what are the best "options" and "advance" settings to use. What difference do they make when using them? Is it better to run scan and defrag in safe mode? if so is it because you shut down those things {task,programs etc} that run in the background and might interfer? I've read that some advocate running them in DOS. ?

PS, I use w95 and xp home on 2 sep putes
 

A:Solved: Scan disc and defrag

You should find it a lot faster in Safe Mode.

DOS is an option, but I have found it slower, with no real different results.
 

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Using Win98(SE). Since a user has taken to downloading and forwarding large graphic emails the components of the "Maintenence Wizard" have ceased to function. I can find no errors using Registry Checker, SFC, have reinstalled Scandiskw and WinME defragmenter and removed all programs from the background, but to no avail. Any aid will be appreciated. Please reply to [email protected]
Thank you, Richard Baldwin
 

A:Scan Disc & Defrag do not function WiIN98(SE)

have you tried it in safe mode ?
 

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Hi, My dad is having a few problems with his PC. He tried opening Disk Defragmenter earlier and got an error message saying something about task manager not being open or started. I went into where the task manager is and I kept getting another error message saying 'the remote server could not be found'

I looked online and found a few pages that suggested to disable some services and start-up programs and then restart the computer, which I did.

after this we are still getting the same error messages even though I have enabled all the services/start-up items again.

Any ideas of what I should do?

A:Problems with Disc Defrag and Task Manager.

Welcome
Dont waste your time trying to fix something that is not the best. Save time and worry by using the best software for the purpose
What To Do When Task Manager Does Not Open

Same logic for the defragger. Use what is considered one of the best
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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im using win8 64bit and every time I try to defrag or optimize it it goes to pass 2.92% and just hangs there
for hours before I just give up. also anylize takes forever to complete............any ideas why?

A:disc defrag doesn't complete in windows 8

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I have my opinion, but I'm looking for others . Do you think a W7 machine, using IE9 as the only browser, that is maintained only by the on-board Disc Cleanup, Defrag and IE9 Browser Maintenance tool, will run as well as the same machine maintained with CCleaner, and a 3rd party defragger over the life of that machine?

A:Are Windows 7 Disc Cleanup & Defrag Tools Enough?

I don't see why it matters? You clean up a few files ~bah~ big deal your computer is still slow.

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i am currently using perfect disc 10,but it is a trial version.it seems to work much faster than the default defrag.

id rather not purchase it,if so can anybody suggest the top free defrag for explorer 7 64 bit.

i herd my defrag
defraggler
augustics are top free programs that work well with windows 7.

but i herd that perfect disc is better than any of the above mentioned.it might be well worth the 29.99$ anual fee.

thank you,paula

A:Looking for a good disc defrag for windows 7 64bit

I haven't used a disk defragmenter since XP (I have dabbled with a few - but never for long). The built in Windows tools are good enough for most needs IMO.

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I tried to defrag my fathers hard drive on his windows xp sp2 based Dell system and it couldn't defrag certain .BIN files. Where it shows you the color coded analysis of your fragmented hard drive there are many larger areas that are totally red (fragmnented files) I tried to run scan disc and it got to stage 4 of 5 and scanned up until 59% and then stopped.
I know he tried installing some Norton System Works program and it didnt complete installation - he tried to "go back " after installation failed and it gave him some error message which I wasn't there to see. He has Norton Antivirus 2007 (against my recommmendations) installed also.

Could those .BIN files that I can't defrag be something from Norton System Works ? Is there any way for me to get rid of them without removing Norton Antivirus ? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Hard Drive Won't Defrag + Scan Disc Stops

As I understand it, .bin files can be just about anything.http://www.iceteks.com/articles.php/binfile/1I guess I don't know what you mean when you say you couldn't defrag .bin files.Hopefully, you meant that you tried to run chkdsk /r or chkdsk from My Computer, rather than "scan disc" or (worse) NSW.XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html Be sure to insert check marks in both boxes.I used NAV for about 5 years and NIS for another. If you want to uninstall NSW completely, you need to try using Removing your Norton program using SymNRT - http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...v=&osv_lvl= LouisA drive which needs to have chkdsk run...normally will have trouble defragging. Chkdsk runs first, then defrag.

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Kind helper,

I am disabled and homebound so my computer is a lifeline to me. I am no kind of computer expert so don’t know what to do. On October 1, I was doing a Google search on some topic (divorce lawyers in this case) and I picked up some nasty something. All of a sudden my computer started acting up. I would type in a search for say (asthma) and Google would give me my list of links but any links I clicked on diverted me to some totally unrelated site that were selling everything from chimney sweeping to pet food. I have to backspace and click on my choice sometimes as many 4xs before it delivers me to the actual site I asked for. If I go to a site on my favorites list I am delivered with no problem, or if the URL is short enough and I can copy and paste it into the address space I am delivered. I use IE6 as a browser, (tried updating to 7 or 8 but they wouldn’t work) Google as a search engine. In exploring the problem I found that the same thing happens if I use Firefox as the browser and Yahoo as the search engine or in any combination.

My first thought was to do a system restore to the previous day but what ever this bug is it killed any useful restore points. In trying to get system restore up and running I lost all previous restore points. Neither my check/scan disc or defrag tool will work.

So I spent days downloading virus programs and have run them all but none have solved my problems. I downloaded and scanned my whole computer with AVG (took 4 ˝+ hours)... Read more

A:Search deflections, no scan disc, defrag, restore

Dear find folks,

While waiting for someone to help me I have been reading other posts that seem to have the same complaint as I have about their searches being redirected. I found an article about the Gumblar virus which is it main MO. It redirects searches to other sites. It said the tool of choice for Gumblar was Avast so I downloaded and tried that one. No help but all my scans by all makers keep complaining about C:\windows system32\gasfkyvhxilrln.dll. I have done a search on it and it doesn’t come up anywhere. I must be reading it wrong… my eyes aren’t so good anymore. Avast tells me that I have a virus in my memory and asks me to run it before startup which I did. But apparently it can’t remove what ever is in memory because when I boot back into windowsXP and tried running the scan again it gave me the same virus in memory message and wanted to run the scan again before start up. It won’t run if I tell it no I don’t want to run another before startup. Well no-matter… after a full scan and a half dozen things stuffed into the “chest” I’m still nowhere.

Oh… by the way… how is it that most Post titles are in bold print and mine isn’t. I figure my
Could very well have been overlooked because it was so poorly seen.

Is there anyone who can help?

 

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I was defragging and it froze up (not responding) I had to shut down with the start button. When it restarted the mouse no longer had any effect on the taskbar. I shut down by the button again and did a disc check, system memory check and a startup repair. When they were done the mouse had no effect on the desktop or taskbar.

Toshiba L305-S5945 64 bit
Vista HP SP2
I'm using an Ubuntu live disc to get on here now. Be back later as I don't know how to get my mail on here.

Edit: I restarted and debugged, The computer suggested another disc check so I did and it ran faster and seemed to delete more stuff. On restart it let the menu pop up once using the windows key after that still no reaction from the cursor which works fine with Ubuntu live disc. Edit 2 I tried Safe mode before I used Ubuntu and it locked up. Sorry forgot to mention that. I have it started in safe mode with networking now ?? The cursor works in safe mode.
 

A:Disc defrag froze- Task bar and desktop no longer respond to input

Good Morning. Update. I shutdown and restarted doing more scans and fixes on startup. After getting it to start in safe mode with networking (I ran disc cleanup failed once worked once) it failed to start in safe mode the next time eventually by using the fix options short of full reload at startup several times the machine finally started and worked &quot;normally&quot;. I decided to defrag again and left it on all night. This morning it had not finished when I looked at it and the mouse was not having the effect it is supposed to when I click on it again. I shut it down by the start button and restarted. It now seems normal again. I do not know what has happened I am going to leave this open for now.
 

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Ya, I ran disc defrag and it said it could only put a fraction of the files in their correct spot. I have a lot of misplaced files that won't get fixed. Any help?

A:My disc defrag won't defrag anything.

What was the exact message?

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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In trying to clean up my HD I came across the following:

In my "C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\ Local Settings\Temp\Office Update" there are a whole lot of files all labeled "OU(00002)_Msi.log" (00003- 00004 etc) some are over 10Mb. Can these be deleted?
The same applies to "KB*****.log" files in C:\Windows

I have read that *.log files can be deleted but...

Thanks...
Fred.
 

A:Disc Clean-up!

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hi, is it safe to delete windows update clean up files.thanks

A:disc clean up

Originally Posted by terr


hi, is it safe to delete windows update clean up files.thanks



If you don't plan on reverting to the last build , or Prior OS version, yes.
But Windows automatic maintenance will usually take care of it eventually, after a certain amount of time(I'm not sure, but 30 days or so I think).

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Hi there U have heard of so many ways how to clean a disc, but witch one is the best???

A:what is the best WAY to clean a DISC???

what disk???????????????????????????

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I've spent hours and hours trying to fix it, and have found nothing really worthwhile online. I'm coming here in the outside chance someone else may have experienced something similar.

Basically, my Windows 7 laptop will no longer allow me to play dvd/cds (burned or store bought). The drive shows up in My Computer, is enabled, bios look good, etc, etc, but if I put a disc in it never autoruns or shows up with the disc name in My Computer,
and if I double click the disc drive I get a "please insert disc" dialogue box and the drive door pops open. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of, and (for what it's worth) I don't think its a hardware issue because after I sent my computer off
to Samsung for this same repair it came back completely reformatted the disc drive worked for a second. Then I started getting rid of some of the bloat ware in here (bought it at best buy... big mistake) again, and it shut down.


Here's what I've done or tried so far:
- Uninstall, reinstall the drive
- Updated the drivers
- Updated dvd/cd drive firmware
- Ran Microsoft's "Fix it" utility
- Cleaned the lenses/laser
- Remapped the drive to a different letter/path
- Checked registry to ensure filters weren't an issue (the upper and lower)
- Restored the laptop back to just after I received it back from the Samsung repair people (didn't work)
- Undid the restore
- Checked BIOS (I'm by no means BIOS-savvy, but it appeared that everything was in line with ... Read more

A:DVD/CD Disc Drive Installed, But Doesn't Recognize Disc In Tray

You could try a system recovery back to factory specs. Here is a link to show you how.
http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=149520&modelname=&modelcode=&session_id=P1DDpTBkyfLnGygkJJrp71DVF33RGYnkhGyyzQH1qrvVMnYZvC22!-581493343!1005328399!1337918275957

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

A:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

A:windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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