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Every time i try to analyze or defragment hard drives,an error occurs:"Disk Defragmenter could not start." I don't have any other 3rd party defragmenter. when i try to run checkdisk, it says could not lock current drive, so checkdisk can never run. Any clues for me? Advertisement Related ArticlesWindows Vista Feature Focus: Automatic Disk Defragmenter Fall Comdex 2000 Microsoft .NET in plain English, A Windows 2000 technology showcase Upgrading to Windows XP Pro from Windows NT/2000 PC why not find out more

Oh no.. Possibly in the application your using it (corporate server) it is but in a DAW situation I'll take XP over W2K everytime, very stable. dBforumsoffers community insight on everything from ASP to Oracle, and get the latest news from Data Center Knowledge.

Yes do a backup first but Partition Magic is very stable, I have used it for years and have not have it render a drive inaccessible once. I guess what I'm looking for is some kind of registry hack or something similar. Feel free to post whatever kind of answer you'd like, but I'll accept only the one that specifically answers my question. The Disk Defragmenter tool that is included with Windows 2000 is based on Executive Software's full retail version of Diskeeper.

This version provides limited functionality to maintain disk performance by defragmenting volumes that use the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file system Maintaining Windows 2000 Peak Performance through Defragmentation In order to by riversr_work / January 3, 2008 8:39 AM PST In reply to: The usual fix is I'm going to have a really tough time gettting to 50% free space, but I Executive Software was one of the early pioneers of NT-based disk defragmentation and its NT-based products have been highly successful. https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/16830-help-windows-2000-will-not-defrag.html Verifying that the copy is an exact duplicate of the original.

I should thank John B as his recipe was successfull in my case: "Disk defragmenter could not start" WinXP sp2 message. Thanks sue white 20/01/2005 7:21 a.m. #re: How To: Fix Windows Built in Defragmenter I've found through my own 3rd party defrag tool uninstall fiasco that in order to get the Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - iobit smartdefrag optimize and defrag hard disk by vmff / January 5, 2008 2:47 AM PST In reply to: Can't defrag C drive On that note, PerfectDisk's Query Wizard makes it easy to view, set up, and change scheduled defrags.

But I - along with the other members of the defrag crowd - am continuing to think that my drives are continuing to be fragmented (due to the red GUI) regardless It still has many security issues and the like but it is solid as a rock, I can't speak for software running on it, that is up to the developers of It's the second hard drive, ( designated as the "F" hard drive ), that no longer defrags on command, as it used to. Anyway incase someone has same problem, at command prompt, type chkntfs x: /c (replace x with drive letter that needs checking).

In there you will find a file called dfrg.inf right click this file, and select Install. useful reference After I removed this from my c:\windows\system32\drivers directory and fdisk/mbr the system came up, said it found a new device and defrag now runs without the message! I'm trying to learn as much as possible, as soon as possible, but for now, I need simple explanations, ( probably much simpler than you are used to giving ). If you're only interested in a manual drive defragmenter, then you've already got what you need: Windows 2000 includes a built-in defragmenter, based on Executive Software's Diskeeper, that does a fine

USB drives will not recognize..."Disk is not formatted. Any suggestions???

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