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Windows 7: Can't defrag DATA (D) drive?

30 Oct 2010   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Can't defrag DATA (D) drive?

Opened Disk Defragmenter. DATA (D) is showing 21% fragmented. However when I highlight this drive, it is only highlighted for about a second and I can't get this drive to be degragged. I can defrag the OS (C) drive, though. What's up.


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30 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

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There are several defraggers that can do the job without a problem
Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download
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30 Oct 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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If your D is the recovery partition, there is no need to defrag it. Else go with Richard's proposal.
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30 Oct 2010   #4
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If your D is the recovery partition, there is no need to defrag it. Else go with Richard's proposal.
It may well be, but I don't know how to tell???
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30 Oct 2010   #5
whs
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Open it and have a look what's in there. Did that come preinstalled with the PC?
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30 Oct 2010   #6
richc46

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Download windirstat and send us a pic.
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30 Oct 2010   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
Opened Disk Defragmenter. DATA (D) is showing 21% fragmented. However when I highlight this drive, it is only highlighted for about a second and I can't get this drive to be degragged. I can defrag the OS (C) drive, though. What's up.
Have you got a scheduled defrag set up on the drive? If not, set one up and see if it runs.

IMO, we should try helping him fix this rather than suggesting a 3rd party option.
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30 Oct 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
Opened Disk Defragmenter. DATA (D) is showing 21% fragmented. However when I highlight this drive, it is only highlighted for about a second and I can't get this drive to be degragged. I can defrag the OS (C) drive, though. What's up.
Have you got a scheduled defrag set up on the drive? If not, set one up and see if it runs.

IMO, we should try helping him fix this rather than suggesting a 3rd party option.
I think there is no fix required if that is the recovery partition. There is absolutely no performance issue since he may never use that partition anyhow.
If, however, that is a data partition, then it is another story. That's why I was first trying to find out what's in the partition.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

That's true but he still should be able to defrag it.
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30 Oct 2010   #10
richc46

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That is why I suggested Windirstat, the OP said he was not sure if it was the recovery partition.
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