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I have a question regarding WinXP SP3?

By speedy45
Feb 22, 2009
  1. I was trying to use Disk Defragmenter & I get the following error, "Disk Defragmenter could not start." when I try to defrag my hard drivers & I get this error, so why is this happening & how do I fix it?
     
  2. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    I personally use that slowpoke.
    Get a better third party defragger. Some good ones are UltimateDefrag and IObit defrag
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    How To Fix Defrag (IN BRIEF)

    Run these commands:
    regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
    regsvr32 dfrgui.dll
    From Command Prompt in directory c:\windows\system32>

    Start->Run-> services.msc
    Make sure "DCOM server process launcher" and "logical disk manager"
    services are on automatic and running!

    find this file:
    C:\windows\inf\dfrg.inf
    right-click on it and select "install".

    Still Not Working?

    set the memory paging file to 1.5X mem
    Try:- regsvr32 atl.dll
    try CHKDSK
    Open My Comp
    right click on harddrive
    properties - tools - Check Now - Automatically Fix
    OK
     
  4. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well that didn't work at all I try everything.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please confirm "DCOM Server Process Launcher" is stated in Services and in Automatic
    Start->Run-> Services.msc

    Also run this: regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\dfrgsnap.dll

    Uninstall diskeeper if installed

    Otherwise download Malwarebytes ; Update it; then run a full scan (remove all found Malwares)
    You need to run this multiple times, until all hidden Malwares are uncovered and removed
     
  6. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well DCOM Server Process Launcher is started & set in automatic. Also I install Smart Defrag & no problems so far so thanks.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I thought you were trying to get Windows Defrag to work?
    Is it working now? Or are you now resolved to Smart Defrag?
     
  8. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well I use Smart Defrag instead of Windows Defrag so yeah resolved to Smart Defrag.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    ok thanks for the update :grinthumb
    It would have been nice to find out Windows defrag worked with the above, but you would need to now uninstall any 3rd party defrag utilities
     
  10. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    ok thanks for your help kimsland I will take care of that, so my problem with Windows Defrag is fine now because I reinstall WINXP Home SP3, so it fine now.
     
  11. speedy45

    speedy45 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    well it's fine so far thanks for your help
     
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