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By bampaw ·
Why does my computor get to 39% when defraging and no farther?It's been running for 72 hours and still is at 39%.

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by pschuvie In reply to disc defragmenter

Well 72 hours does seem to be extremely long. A couple diagnostic questions would be in order.

How big is the drive being defragged and how much free space is on it?

Has the drive ever been defragged before?

Is there anything else being done or is defrag the only program running?

Is there any disk activity at all - lights blinking, noises etc or does it just seem to be totally stalled?

Lastly is it just stopping at 39% or does it get to 39% and then start over.

Please answereach question and then a solution can be suggested.

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by pjpatiky In reply to disc defragmenter

Try this:

All running programs should have End Task or Disable applied to avoid interference with Scan-Clean-Defrag. To do this:
Put screen to Desktop. Press Ctrl+Alt keys and tap Delete key once. (C-A-D). A Close box opens. Highlight program, then click the End Task button. Explorer and Systray are to remain untouched. Then click the End Task button. Close box will disappear. Now C-A-D again, highlighting next program, and click End Task. At times a program will require clicking End Task twice, or a second box appears with an End Task button that you click on. After Ending all programs, except Explorer and Systray, go to your System Tray (lower right, by clock) and click on any Icons Disable or pause their features. Then, Rightclick open space>properties>Screen Saver tab, place your Screen Saver on none, click Apply /OK. On same tab click Settings button for Power Mgt and place settings on Always on, Never, Never, Never, click Apply/OK. After S-C-D is complete, Reboot computer and programs will return. Reset Screen Saver and Power Mgt.
There is a Program called Enditall that aids the Ending of most of your Programs. See www.zdnet.com. In Zdnet?s search box, type in Enditall (one word).
Another method is Start>Run,type msconfig in Open: box, click OK. In System Config. Utility box dot Selective Startup, uncheck all items listed under Selective Startup. Grayed-out items are empty or missing. Click Apply/OK. Now Reboot. Windows will start with only basics running. Disable Systray Icons. After Reboot run S-C-D. When S-C-D is complete go back to SCUbox and dot Normal startup and reboot. Reset Screen saver and Power Mgt.

And Cheers

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by bampaw In reply to disc defragmenter

Thanks guys

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by bampaw In reply to disc defragmenter

I have an 8.4 gig hard drive with 3.43 free space.I usually defrag once a week but failed to do so the last 2 weeks.When I did it before it took just over an hour.
Defrag is the only progam running.Light is blinking.Have ended task on everything except system tray and explorer.Ran all last night also,so it's been 4 days now.

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to disc defragmenter

Some problems in your disk and programs:
1) Close your screen saver;
2) Make a disk scan (assume you don't have got a virus) on hardware problems. run "scandisk"
3) use "Regclean" (freeware) from Microsoft and you can download it from many sources. It helps to correct Registry problems. (If you have a Norton Windoctor, it is better.)
4) Close all the programs above, and start the defragment again.
5) For better performance, you can partition your disk into two different disk: one for program; the other for data; to minimize the needs to defrag the whole disk.

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by bampaw In reply to disc defragmenter

Thanks it worked.And thanks for the reg clean.

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to disc defragmenter

Some problems in your disk and programs:
1) Close your screen saver;
2) Make a disk scan (assume you don't have got a virus) on hardware problems. run "scandisk"
3) use "Regclean" (freeware) from Microsoft and you can download it from many sources. It helps to correct Registry problems. (If you have a Norton Windoctor, it is better.)
4) Close all the programs above, and start the defragment again.
5) For better performance, you can partition your disk into two different disk: one for program; the other for data; to minimize the needs to defrag the whole disk.

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