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Disk Defragmentor could not start

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Old 14-08-2008
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Disk Defragmenter could not start

I am getting the above error message when I on the system desktop or in Safe Mode. We have done the System file checker and have searched using Yahoo without any success. We have also just removed the trojan that installs as video codec, regained control of the machine, rans some updates, deleted temp files and were looking for a defrag to finish. Can anyone please help me out? Thanks

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Re: Disk Defragmentor could not start

Can you tell us how much free memory do you have in your system? You should be having more enough memory to do defrag.
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Re: Disk Defragmentor could not start

I dont think free memory has to do anything with that, you actually need is enough free disk space.
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Normally a computers memory forgets everything when you power down, but the disk drive remembers everything you saved to it.
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Re: Disk Defragmentor could not start

Can you check the below article that is written on "Disk Defragmenter does not work on a Windows XP-based computer":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922379
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Is the drive partitioned? Where is the pagefile located?

Did you check whether the drive is partitioned or not? Where is the pagefile located by the way? You can also give a try to JKDefrag, it is free and excellent. An unbeatable combination.
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Re: Disk Defragmentor could not start

I having the same problem.
Installed some video codec, and first my laptop refused to start
kept on restarting after the window logo appeared. Earlier i noticed my search results were opening links that did not come up on the rresults.

Now, i cant run disk defrag, i cant burn dvds.... Please...some one help
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