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Something isn't adding up.

Ran SD 1.5 in Defrag Only mode.

SD showed 59% fragmented before and only improved to 57% after.

SD 'analysis' is showing: 57% fragmentation of 63,200 Files and Dirs.

SD 'analysis' only show 221 files fragmented. (221 is not 57% of 63,200)


System running Windows XP, SP2.

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I think the 59 and 57% are a percentage of the Space used by the files, on the drive.

Not a percentage of the Files quantity.(or number of files)


Have you tried the New version of SD, for comparison ?

(The latest is 2-Beta V1.1)

I'm wondering if it will give same results?


Unless the programmers can give us that Info :?:


(I do know that the new version gives different results than v1.5, but not which is more accurate)

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I think you are trying to calculate the difference in Apples and Oranges. :wink:

The percentage of 'Space' on the drive is Not the same as number of 'Files' on the drive.


I could be wrong, but I think the amount of Fragmented 'Space' is used to calculate that Percentage, Not the amount of fragmented Files.

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That is a Large fragmentation. :shock:

Have you tried the 'Optimize' options yet?

They take a long time to complete, on a drive that is very fragmented.

So it may run for hours, but should eventually completely defrag the drive unless there is a problem with the data and it is unmoveable for some reason.

If the data is corrupted, run a file recovery and repair program such as: chkdsk /f

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I did 'Optimize' with no change in the fragmentation %.

chkdsk /f came back with this (see screen shot)

No other programs are running.

Selected 'yes' / reboot / nothing happening / chkdsk f / same message.

Tried chkdsk /f on two other desktops running xp and got the same message. Seems to be an XP common occurrence.

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Hi Stuzhat,


I can't see any screenshot of chkdsk message, so please also attach screenshot of the Smart Defrag 2 GUI showing as much information as possible, and may be multiple screenshots of SD.


I don't know what message you had for chkdsk /F, but any failing of chkdsk /F with message is not common occurance on XPs.


Try chkdsk /R , but if it runs correctly, it will take an hour or so.



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Selected 'yes' / reboot / nothing happening / chkdsk f / same message.


After selecting Y for yes, it will not reboot automaticly.

Computer must be shut-down and then Re-started.

Then chkdsk should run before going into Windows.


The yes just allows chkdsk to run at the Next Start-up of computer.

Chkdsk is actually a DOS program Not a Windows program.


I know that chkdsk will run with XP-Pro and I assume it will with XP-Home also, but I've never tried it with XP-home version.

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Hi Stuzphat

The commands mentioned is to be written in Run and then activated.

(chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r) Precisely as written in Run

Alternatively do it through My computer/right click C:/choose Properties/ tab Functions and then choose both options (same as chkdsk /r) - this will take about an hour to run.

How much free space do you have %-wise?

Have you never before run a defragmentation or a chkdsk?






I searched the Microsoft website and could find Nothing about chkdsk not working with XP-Home version, so I think there should be no problem there.


Microsoft website with Info about using 'chkdsk' utility:


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