On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:53:26 +0000, fogey wrote:
> I'm new here so hello everyone.
> I've done the usual things, searched the forum for relevant threads and
> tried to get the info I need.
> Here's the problem: A friend, who is not so IT literate, asked me to
> tune-up his laptop as it was running slow and crashing. Did the usual
> (disk and registry clean up, etc.). Used VISTA defrag (manual) which
> was still running after 4 hours. Tried several free defrag progs who
> all reported that drive had 16 GB of fragmented files...but none of
> them could carry out the defrag operation. Tried the VISTA one
> again...which was still running after 6 hours, and there is now 17GB of
> fragmented files on his HD!
> I'm losing what little hair I have over this! Any suggestions/ideas why
> defrag is not doing its job?
Stop the defragging process.
Dr.Web CureIt!® Utility - FREE
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Kaspersky® AVPTool, Dr.Web CureIt!® have no update feature (so they don't
turn into full blown scanners), thus they need to be re-downloaded every
time there's an update.
Re: K/AVPTool; Uninstall after use. To uninstall/move this program "enable
self-defense' must be unchecked!
After the software is updated, it is suggested scanning the system in Safe
How do you boot to Safe Mode?
By pressing/tabbing F8 (or F5 on some keyboards) during re-boot.
A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
Start your computer in safe mode (Vista)
Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
Please, do not post HJT logs to this newsgroup.
Fora where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) logs.
Registration is required in any of the above mentioned fora before posting
a HJT log and read the 'stickies' (instructions/guidelines) for the
respective HJT forum.
Start defragging HDD