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Windows 7: Disc defrag problem

07 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Disc defrag problem

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?


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07 Jun 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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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07 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thank you but i have tried analyzing my system disc and it does say to defrag if over 10%
but mine says 12% and even when i defrag it doesnt go down?

ill try a third party tool but not sure if it will help
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07 Jun 2011   #4

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If you've followed the steps in the Microsoft article provided (also taking note of the special circumstances when a drive can't be defragged) it's possible you might have problems with the drive itself. You could run Check Disk.

Disk Check

And to make sure you don't have any damaged or corrupt system files that could be affecting the defrag tool you could run System File Checker. If SFC finds any problem files you should run the scan 3-4 times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok i did an sfc scan and it told me no errors so do you think that 12% is just in use maybe if i start it in safe mode i can defrag it would that work?

to be honest my computer is still running very fast i was just wondering why i cant
reduce that 12% on my system disk
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07 Jun 2011   #6

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There's an old saying I firmly believe in: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

You could try running defrag in Safe Mode but don't be surprised if it doesn't work.

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What is not helpful is that, apparently, with Service Pack 1 of Windows 7, it was decided that Defrag shall not run in Safe Mode. In fact, the DLLs and .inf file associated with it have vanished from all systems where SP1 has been installed. This is another example of the incredibly frustrating tendency of Microsoft lately to quietly remove existing features as part of a new version of upgrade. This may well be the thing that finally alienates the user community enough to switch to the increasingly large number of alternatives.
Defrag in Safe Mode

FWIW, I let Windows 7 do a defrag on an automatic schedule. It seems to keep my machine working just fine. I don't concern myself with what the percentage happens to be at any given moment.

Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off
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07 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

k thanks for helping out and ill just leave it be XD
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07 Jun 2011   #8

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I would download and try auslogics defrag. I have it and use it exclusively.
I and many others think that it is superior to the built in defrag
Disk Defrag - Fast and Safe Defragmenter for Your Disks
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07 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I would download and try auslogics defrag. I have it and use it exclusively.
I and many others think that it is superior to the built in defrag
Disk Defrag - Fast and Safe Defragmenter for Your Disks
tried it and works nicely except my system disk doesnt show up wonder why?
also could i instead disable most services then defrag system disk would that work?
if not oh well ill just ignore it
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07 Jun 2011   #10

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What do you mean by a system disk?
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