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Windows 7: Unable to defrag from CMD despite being logged in as Administrator

09 Mar 2012   #1

ultimate 32 bit
Unable to defrag from CMD despite being logged in as Administrator


I have a Thinkpad T60 running windows 7 untimate (trial version) when logged in as an Administrator and when I try to defrag the hard disk from the command prompt using the command:

c:\>defrag c: /a

I get the following error:

"The disk defragmenter cannot start because you have insufficient priveleges to perform this operation. <0x89000024>"

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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09 Mar 2012   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

This is for Windows 7, Win Server 2008 and Vista.> Command Reference Overview [H1S]

Defrag commands.> Defrag

I beleive your syntax of the command is wrong. See the second link above.
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09 Mar 2012   #3

windows seven

create an icon on desktop, right click. Select "Run as administrator". Now try it....
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09 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Or open a Elevated Command Prompt then run it.

I tried it on my Win 7 X64 with UAC disabled and it works fine exactly as you typed it.
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