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I tried to defragment my computer. When I click to do this it says Disk Defragmenter could not start. Why?
 

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I tried to defragment my computer. When I click to do this it says Disk Defragmenter could not start. Why?
Does the message also say anything about "not enough free space" or something like that?

If the disk is full, or close to it, defrag will not run.

If so, you may have to delete some uneeded files, or un-install unneeded programs.
 

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No it does not say anything else. Just a small box pops up and says Disk Defragmenter can not start.
 

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I bet it's Vista. I won't tell you how much I bet, though. LOL.
Vista now includes an automatic defragment system that is enable by default. This tutorial describes how to control this new service.

Vista Automatic Defrag:

1. Click Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Selct the Control Panel Home
4. Click System and Maintenance
5. Under the Administrative Tools section at the bottom, click Defragment your hard drive
6. You may need to grant permission to open the disk fragmenter
7. Click or unclick Run automatically (recommended) depending if you want this feature enabled or disabled.
8. Click OK
 
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