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#1 10 years ago

For some reason I cannot defrag my HDD.

I tried it with the built in Microsoft Defrag app and a the free app "Defraggler" (same people who make CCleaner, so its a legit app) and every time it starts to defrag then reboots, and shows up with a "BOOT DISK FAILURE: INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

A hard reboot fixes that and loads up the OS.

Could my HDD be dying??

It's a 320gb Seagate 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s


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#2 10 years ago

Does sound alot like it's your HDD. Could it be a huge layer of dust, perhaps? I know that slowed my 8800GT down to the point where the computer BSOD'd on startup.




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#3 10 years ago
Serio;4744435Does sound alot like it's your HDD. Could it be a huge layer of dust, perhaps? I know that slowed my 8800GT down to the point where the computer BSOD'd on startup.

..............:Puzzled:

Of course it's the hard drive. Not to sound rude, but did you even read the post?

I have no problems with the drive apart from it going fubar when I attempt to defrag.


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#4 10 years ago

If this is happening with two separate applications, I am led to believe that your hard drive is showing signs of failure.

Do you have a second hard drive you can put in to test whether or not the applications can defragment it? If they can, it is almost certainly the hard drive failing. If they cannot, well, that will require a bit of research.




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#5 10 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4744507..............:Puzzled:

Of course it's the hard drive. Not to sound rude, but did you even read the post?

I have no problems with the drive apart from it going fubar when I attempt to defrag.

Eeeh, i'm aware of that. I just said that i'm sure it's not a virus, since they're known to do stuff like that. I mean, even programs designed to PREVENT problems can cause problems.




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#6 10 years ago
Serio;4744535Eeeh, i'm aware of that. I just said that i'm sure it's not a virus, since they're known to do stuff like that. I mean, even programs designed to PREVENT problems can cause problems.

You mentioned dust and used your graphics card as an example, so I was a bit confused.


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#7 10 years ago

+1 for failure. I had a drive do stuff like this slowly then it just died all of a sudden. I would back my files up if I were you.




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#8 10 years ago

Then again I've had a drive do this a couple years ago and it's still working to this day. A format and re-install of the OS solved the odd defrag issue, 3 apps I tried wouldnt defrag it. All I can attribute it to is some type of corruption. Even now the SMART errors on that drive are too insignificant to warrant any attention.

Have you checked for SMART errors?




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#9 10 years ago

I'm pretty sure SMART is disabled in my BIOS. Should probably enable that...


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#10 10 years ago

It may very well mean the drive is going dead, esp if you've only defragged when it's extrememly fragmented and/or kept it well beyond 85% capacity, which can be hard on a drive.

If it's not at or below 85% capacity, try removing some files. I also suggest trying a tool like Perfect Disk, which can defrag system files at boot up, including the page file and MFT. Since using Perfect Disk I have found that usually when my HDD won't derfrag well it's because of fragmented system files, which cannot be defragged through the OS.




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