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Posted: 2/16/2006 3:50:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 3:51:04 PM EDT by SUPERSPORT]
First off, I know, I know. I have a small hard drive.

I just ran the disk defragmenter. There is still a lot of red. What is all of that? Is it left over junk I don't need? If so how do I get rid of it? If not, does this look normal?

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:51:53 PM EDT
Just do a format c: and that will fix ya up....

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:54:31 PM EDT
A 12MB harddrive? Get a bigger harddrive so it has room to move some stuff around. And lay off the porn.

CO
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:56:16 PM EDT
They are fragmented because Chuck Norris wants it that way.

Computer Daily Magazine once had an article about that. It went on to say that 87% of fragmented files are typically the result of downloading freaky German fetish porn.

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*There is no such thing as Computer Daily Magazine
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:00:00 PM EDT
Thats a small drive.

when was the last time you defraged?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:01:02 PM EDT
Because Executive Software, the whacky Scientology-affiliated software company, wrote a crappy defragger.

That's why.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:01:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 4:01:26 PM EDT by Chokey]

Originally Posted By CasualObserver:
A 12MB 10GB harddrive? Get a bigger harddrive so it has room to move some stuff around. And lay off the porn.

CO



Fixed.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:15:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
First off, I know, I know. I have a small hard drive.

I just ran the disk defragmenter. There is still a lot of red. What is all of that? Is it left over junk I don't need? If so how do I get rid of it? If not, does this look normal?

img102.imageshack.us/img102/1905/defrag28wh.png




It is because there is not enough room on the drive to defragment those files. DELETE a bunch of crap and try again.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:38:10 PM EDT
Try something like CC Cleaner, run it and then defrag again. It found all kinds of old files and such I didn't need anymore.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:24:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:55:25 PM EDT
What is a *good* defrag tool?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:02:50 PM EDT

It ain't the defrag tool. Most likely, some of the files are locked exclusively (in use) by the operating system while your defraging. Sometimes, there's no way to get around that. The OS has to have some files open and locked to run. It's the nature of the Windows beast. However, judging by the graphic, your drive is busting at the seams.

Why don't you go into windows explorer and search your whole harddrive for all files, sort the files by size and delete some large files you no longer need (be careful you don't wipe out essential files tho). Your system will run quicker if it has some free space to play with.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:18:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:13:16 PM EDT
That's probably the area reserved for your pageing file. If you have more than one drive, you can switch the page file over to the second drive, then defrg the first drive. You can restore the page file to the first drive after it's been defragged.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:11:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Just do a format c: and that will fix ya up....

www.fieroloki.com/bonk.gif



I would like to do that but I don't know how. I have only basic computer skills. Format C: is where you wipe everything and start new? I did this one time following directions someone gave me. I don't remember how it was done. I do know it took a long time, installing everything again.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:11:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Thats a small drive.

when was the last time you defraged?



Like I said, I know. 10 MB. Computer was bought in 1999 I believe.

I did it like a month ago.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:12:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
First off, I know, I know. I have a small hard drive.

I just ran the disk defragmenter. There is still a lot of red. What is all of that? Is it left over junk I don't need? If so how do I get rid of it? If not, does this look normal?

img102.imageshack.us/img102/1905/defrag28wh.png</a>




It is because there is not enough room on the drive to defragment those files. DELETE a bunch of crap and try again.



Last time I defragged it said there wasn't enough space. I think I had 10% free and it said I needed 15%. As you can see I got it up to 20% free. I don't know what else I can get rid of.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:12:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By No-Worries:
It ain't the defrag tool. Most likely, some of the files are locked exclusively (in use) by the operating system while your defraging. Sometimes, there's no way to get around that. The OS has to have some files open and locked to run. It's the nature of the Windows beast. However, judging by the graphic, your drive is busting at the seams.

Why don't you go into windows explorer and search your whole harddrive for all files, sort the files by size and delete some large files you no longer need (be careful you don't wipe out essential files tho). Your system will run quicker if it has some free space to play with.



I wish I could. I am not a computer person. I have screwed this thing up so many times because I have deleted things I shouldn't have. I don't have a clue what 75% of the stuff I am looking at is.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:15:52 AM EDT
Buy a bigger hard drive.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:54:23 AM EDT
When defragging, you need to shut down as many programs as possible. The comp can't fix files that are in use. It also needs space to put files while its defragging.

I would recommend using a third party defrag program, most can be used for free for a few months( you only need to use it once). Also run spyware and virus programs. These programs can run in the backround and hamper defragging.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:38:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tin_Star:
That's probably the area reserved for your pageing file. If you have more than one drive, you can switch the page file over to the second drive, then defrg the first drive. You can restore the page file to the first drive after it's been defragged.



Actually, the green area is the untouchable swap file.

It can be useful to set the swap to a "tiny" size, reboot, defrag everything, then return swap to automatic management. You can buy some working room for the defrag that way.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:49:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
What is a *good* defrag tool?



Norton's Speed Disk or Winternal's Diskeeper are both good.

-Troy



Raxco PerfectDisk is what I use on all my PC's. It also has an option to defrag WinBlows system files on boot-up.


www.perfectdisk.com/products/perfectdisk2k/
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:51:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 11:52:59 AM EDT by rkbar15]

Originally Posted By BoreSighted:
It can be useful to set the swap to a "tiny" size, reboot, defrag everything, then return swap to automatic management. You can buy some working room for the defrag that way.



PerfectDisk will defrag system files automagically on re-boot. It also has a "smart disk placement" that will improve disk performance.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:

I would recommend using a third party defrag program, most can be used for free for a few months( you only need to use it once). Also run spyware and virus programs. These programs can run in the backround and hamper defragging.



Interesting. That's like saying you only need to change your oil once.

Defrag should be run periodically. It's a maintenance operation.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:06:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:

I would recommend using a third party defrag program, most can be used for free for a few months( you only need to use it once). Also run spyware and virus programs. These programs can run in the backround and hamper defragging.



Interesting. That's like saying you only need to change your oil once.

Defrag should be run periodically. It's a maintenance operation.
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