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Windows 7: d drive cannot be defragmented


01 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
d drive cannot be defragmented

hi all. my d drive (recovery) is 95% fragmented. only 2.16 gb out of 15 gb is free. i cannot defragment it either using the built in defragmenter or programs like defraggler, smart defrag or wise disc cleaner. when i run the hp disc checker it says there is a problem with the smart function of my hard drive & that it also needs to be defragmented. (d drive alone not specified). i have also run error checking for both c & d drives & it says there are no problems. help needed & appreciated. thanks


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01 Nov 2012   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Try running defrag in an elevated Command Prompt

Right click on Command Prompt (start menu / accessories)

enter the following command
defrag -f -v -w d:
-f Force defrag when low disk space
-v Verbose output
-w full defrag, disregard size limit
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01 Nov 2012   #3

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

this is what i got after doing what you told me to


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01 Nov 2012   #4

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Why bother. Your recovery drive is not used in normal use. It will only be used if you do a factory recovery.
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01 Nov 2012   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You are absolutely correct kado - Thanks.

I should have thought of that. My concern was "disc checker it says there is a problem with the smart function of my hard drive ". It might be interesting to run the HP disc checker again just to see if the message was a red herring. But as you say, the HP Recovery partition is only used for HP Recovery Manager, it's not used by users in everyday use.

This is most likely a non-issue. The command line defrag finished successfully.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Why bother. Your recovery drive is not used in normal use. It will only be used if you do a factory recovery.
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01 Nov 2012   #6

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Yes, My HP recovery partition is also highly fragmented and doesn't defrag at all. I suspect the S.M.A.R.T. problem, if real, is not connected with a need to defrag.
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01 Nov 2012   #7

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

ok so what should i do next guys? do i need to make a recovery disc?
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01 Nov 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drkitty View Post
ok so what should i do next guys? do i need to make a recovery disc?
I wouldn't do anything simply because the recovery partition was fragmented.

But I would make recovery disks, regardless of the fragmentation state of the recovery partition. You should always make them on any PC that ships with a recovery partition.
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01 Nov 2012   #9

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Agreed - make your Recovery discs. HP doesn't ship discs, they put Recovery on your hard drive make you create the media.
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01 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just checked out my samsung RV511 7 Home Premium 64 bit, using Auslogics disk defrag and my recovery partition defraged just fine.
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