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    norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    so, i'm running norton 360 defrag on my computer with intel core 2 duo p8400 processor, 4gb rm & 320gb hard drive. I'm not sure but i think the counter on the norton defrag goes to 2400 hrs..and then resets. It has gone 1 full loop and is now on 9 hrs time elapsed. how long should i let it run?

    my hd did not have enough empty hd spaçe (15%) to defrag the first time. I moved stuff to external hd and now have 60gb free space.

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    That's not right. You better stop it and try the Vista defrag.

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    Also try running chkdsk /f with an elevated command prompt.

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    ok i stopped it. I'm now running chkdsk w/ repai and intent to run vista defrag next. I wonder if the fact that i compresses my c drive has anything to do with it (except the program fikes)? I read about compressing me comp in a magazine and thought it'd be a good idea. It didn't seem to bother the performance at all...

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    After chkdsk runs, reboot to safe mode and try defrag again.

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    ok. What r the benfiits to running it in safe mode?

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    For one thing, you may have a better chance of successfully getting your defrag to run. AND, if you can run it in Safe Mode, and cannot run it in normal mode, this can indicate some type of conflict we can search for.

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    I had this problem when vista was first released with norton system works & i had damaged my recovery partition also back then vista defrag didnt have independent check box for each drive. If you have a recovery partition you could try unchecking it and just try defragging your C drive? otherwise you might find this tutorial helpful
    Disk Defragmenter from Command Prompt

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    Re: norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

    OK. I started my Vista defrag last night. It's been running for almost 9 hours. I started my computer in safe mode but the defrag utility wouldn't start. So, I restarted in regular mode and started the defrag. I did saw the option to defrage both my c and the recovery and left both checked; will this be OK?

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