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jase12
05-09-2004, 02:51 PM
Hi people! I have done a defrag..analyised it first like it says to do..I have Windows XP..It finished an it says it cannot defrag 15 fragments with a file size of 4.0 GB the file name is /WINDOWS/system32/ACTIVESPANAV.SIG ..when i analyise it again it says i should defrag agin :( Wots up with that..I still have 56% free space on my C drive..any ideas plase?

mark c
05-09-2004, 03:15 PM
Not familair with XP but on this comp running 98se I always defrag in Safe Mode. In the absence of any other suggestions give that a go.

And it'll give you a *bump* as well. :D

Spacemannz
05-09-2004, 03:34 PM
Yup its a good idea to boot into safe to defrag. Less things run.

Graham L
05-09-2004, 03:42 PM
But I wouldn't bother about it. You've got plenty of free space. If it's a file of virus signatures for an AV programme, it might be deliberately fragmented to speed access to parts of it. A 4GB file could need that.:D

Life is too short to insist on a totally fragment-free disk.