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April 17th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Hi, I have a problem with a defrag of XP which will not complete. I want to defrag to improve load up times of the game but there is an error message saying that the defrag cannot be completed because of file c:\Recycled\Dc96.dat I have googled this but could find out anything helpful.

Any ideas please??

Ta, Andy

April 17th, 2008, 10:31 PM
I know it cost money. But try with Diskeeper 10 from Professional Software. I have never had problems with it, and you may have somebody to ask if it does not perform (Good luck if you have to ask to Microsoft:D ). You could download a trial version and see if it works...

April 17th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Hi Andy,
Hopefully memory serves me correctly but if your hard drive is getting close to full then there might not be enough room for the whole process to run it's course. Could this be your case?


April 18th, 2008, 01:29 AM
Auslogics (http://www.auslogics.com/en/software) have a freeware disk defragmenter that works well for me. Might be worth a try.


April 18th, 2008, 07:46 AM
I also recommend Diskeeper. It can be set up to defrag anytime you want, and as often as you want. And it will defrag all drives.
I've got mine set for Automatic Defragmentation and I never know it's running.

April 18th, 2008, 08:11 AM
I would recommend IOBit SmartDefrag. It is freeware in the beta version, it runs all the time, and if you get beta 3.1 then it is as sweet as a nut!

April 18th, 2008, 09:23 AM
hi Andy,
you need at least 11 or15% clear on hard drive,[not sure which].look right hand end top line defrag window for %figure.if under the numbers i have given ,you might have to delete some items you do not use anymore.
empty recycle bin..
all the best,,cheers Roy B.

April 18th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I use JK Defrag, which is freeware. It is ready-to-run; there is no installer. It is also very fast and works with XP and Vista.



April 19th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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April 19th, 2008, 12:00 PM
You could also try using the disk cleanup tool, located in Start -> programs -> accessories -> system tools -> disk cleanup. Make sure that every option BUT the bottom one (the compression one) is checked. This will remove all of the windows-generated temporary files from your PC.

April 19th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Thanks for all of your responses, I have certainly got a number of options to try

April 19th, 2008, 05:48 PM
I have two programs from Piriforn that are free and work very well. Both have their own web sites and are found at Defraggler.com and CCleaner.com. The Defraggler program will defrag one of three choices: Defrag Drive, Defrag Folder, or Defrag File. What I like about this program it doesn't require that the HDD have lots of free space before defragging. And it is fast.

April 22nd, 2008, 05:30 AM
The latest version of Diskeeper defrags even with very less free space and is excellent.