can't defrag Windows 7 system reserved partition

July 6, 2012 at 22:12:28
Specs: Windows 7
my defragment window says 28% fragmented but when i try to defrag it says pass one 11% consolidated and stops

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#1
July 6, 2012 at 23:10:40
Post the total partition size and the free space on that partition.

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#2
July 7, 2012 at 16:17:15
It is not something you should be doing.

Leave it alone. It doesn't need to be defragged ever. It doesn't change that much. It is a very small partition that is used to help you recover your system and it might hold some bitlocker data but leave it alone.

Windows 7 defrag is automatic. It should be at least. The normal hard drive area you use should defrag when system has free time.

Hang up and live.


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#3
July 9, 2012 at 19:35:13
I have done everything else that I know to do and it not only still ran slow have not been able to get the internet for two days. This computer is 2 and a half years old it may just be done in.

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#4
July 10, 2012 at 09:53:43
Running slow and not being able to get on the Internet are signs of a virus or malware. And a 2 1/2 year old computer should run just fine, it's certainly not done in.

The easiest way to get back to normal would be doing a restore. Check your computer manual for instructions on how to do this.


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#5
July 10, 2012 at 16:09:09
"This computer is 2 and a half years old it may just be done in."

The age of a machine doesn't determine how "done-in" it is. I'm currently on a machine over 10 years old and it's far from done it. I work daily with machines over 20 years old.

Follow the advice from jefro (leave hidden/system partitions alone), and THX1138 (determine if there's any virus/malware on the system and attempt a system restore) before giving up on the machine. Viruses or malware would explain both slow system response and inability to gain access to the internet...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#6
July 25, 2012 at 15:20:55
I have gotten a register cleaner and it runs a bit better but still slow. I was told I needed to add more memory because I only have 2 gb. I was told I need at least 4. Is this something I should attempt myself or get a proffessional

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#7
July 25, 2012 at 17:11:23
'I have gotten a register cleaner and it runs a bit better but still slow'
Which cleaner did you use? Ccleaner slim is about the best.

Here's what you can try....uncheck all the start-up progs that don't have to run at start-up using msconfig.

Run a quick scan with Malwarebytes and fix all it finds.

You can use more memory but it isn't really necessary. Putting memory into a desktop or laptop is very simple to do...no use paying someone to install the modules. Just google the make and model of your PC and see how to do it. It is REAL easy!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds


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#8
August 8, 2012 at 03:57:53
Try Defraggler http://www.piriform.com/defraggler and also use the boot time defrag (just the run once only option) after you've cleaned the computer with Ccleaner.

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