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norton defrag: 33 hours and going...

#1
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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whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
That's not right. You better stop it and try the Vista defrag.
 

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    Dell
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    Q6600
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    4GB
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    HP w2207h
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    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
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lemur

Vista Guru
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#3
Also try running chkdsk /f with an elevated command prompt.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD AM2 6000+
    Motherboard
    Nvidia M2N-E SLI
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    GeForce 7600GT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
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    WD
    Case
    Cooler Master
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    Three fans
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    Dell Optical
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    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    10 MBPS
#5
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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lemur

Vista Guru
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#6
After chkdsk runs, reboot to safe mode and try defrag again.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD AM2 6000+
    Motherboard
    Nvidia M2N-E SLI
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 7600GT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    WD
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    Three fans
    Mouse
    Dell Optical
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    10 MBPS

lemur

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#8
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD AM2 6000+
    Motherboard
    Nvidia M2N-E SLI
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 7600GT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    WD
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    Three fans
    Mouse
    Dell Optical
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    10 MBPS

mitchell

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Vista Guru
#9
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
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81786-disk-defragmenter-command-prompt.html?ltr=D
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad
#10
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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#11
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?
How much memory do you have? How much disk space on the disk you are trying to de-fragment
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    2@2.0
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up
#12
How much stuff do I have on my HD? I think ~200GB. I'm trying to defrag all of it plus the recovery partition, which I've read isn't necessary but likely won't damage anything.
 

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mitchell

Ngai Tahu/Tau Iwi
Vista Guru
#13
How much stuff do I have on my HD? I think ~200GB. I'm trying to defrag all of it plus the recovery partition, which I've read isn't necessary but likely won't damage anything.
I would uncheck the recovery drive & see what happens, also remember to run disk cleanup & empty your recycle bin before you defrag :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad
#14
Next time I certainly will uncheck that box. Luckily, I did run disk clean-up prior to defrag. I thought it'd be about empty b/c Norton 360's tune-up option, but it had over 10 GB of stuff in it...!
 

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#15
Hello,

Thank you for contacting Norton Support.


The time taken to run a Disk Defragmentation depends on the size of the file.

Disk defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems. It does this by physically organizing the contents of the disk to store the pieces of each file close together and contiguously. It also attempts to create larger regions of free space using compaction to impede the return of fragmentation. Some defragmenters also try to keep smaller files within a single directory together, as they are often accessed in sequence.

It would take 48-72 hours to run a defragmentation.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we would be glad to assist you.

Note: When replying to this email please do not change the subject line.
Thanks,
Anbarasi Balakrishnan
Norton Support Representative
 

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#18

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway
    CPU
    intel quad
    Memory
    8 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Sound Card
    realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19' widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    581 gb
    Internet Speed
    High speed Comcast cable
#19
Yea, maybe it is. That'd be unfortunate, since it's only 10 months old. But then again, I've been carrying it everywhere...

But, I'm hoping the time intensive defragment is due to not ever being defragmented before. I use it hard and had it full for sometime.
 

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whs

Vista Guru
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#20
No need to defrag the recovery partition.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop