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Old 02-02-2008
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Disk Defragmenter missing?

G'day!

I tried running Disk Defragmenter today and all that happened was a dos window flash briefly on the screen and then disappeared.

When I looked at the Properties for Disk Defragmenter, the computer could still find the Target file, but when I looked at the Properties of the Target file (dfrg.msc) the file it Open With (Disk Defragmenter Module) the icon looks like it's a generic default icon, and so is missing/corrupted.

How can I get this working again? Do I have to reload Disk Defragmenter again? (If so, how?)

Thanks for your advice!

Buff :-)

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Re: Disk Defragmenter missing?

Check the article on "FIX: Disk Defragmenter utility causes a crash in Windows XP and in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3" from here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329034
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Re: Disk Defragmenter missing?

You can also try to merger the below registry settings to repair the problem. Just copy everything from below into a file and rename it as msc.reg and double click on it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.msc]
@="MSCFile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile]
@="Microsoft Common Console Document"
"EditFlags"=dword:00100000
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,62,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,33,00,30,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Author]
@="&Author"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,62,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
2d,00,31,00,33,00,33,00,35,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Author\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,\
63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,61,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,\
00,20,00,25,00,2a,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Open]
@="&Open"
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,62,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
2d,00,31,00,33,00,33,00,34,00,39,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\Open\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,\
63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,20,00,25,00,2a,\
00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\RunAs]
@="R&un as..."
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,62,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
2d,00,31,00,33,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\Shell\RunAs\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,\
63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,20,00,25,00,2a,\
00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSCFile\shellex\IconHandler]
@="{7A80E4A8-8005-11D2-BCF8-00C04F72C717}"
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Thanks!

Thanks - that did the trick!

Much appreciated!
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