Question by  eb32 (26)

How do you troubleshoot a "no defragmentation tool" error message?

I have Windows XP installed on my computer.


Answer by  gigo (1706)

In the first case you should look, if you have accidentally deleted the defragmentation tool. It is always installed by xp in the folder windows system32. The filename is defrag. exe. If it is missing, try the xps repair option.


Answer by  cc87 (39)

Try using Google and ask this question in Google. I've found Google to be very reliable and helpful in getting help with questions as well as answers. Also, the website Ask can be help. Key in your questions and see what it has to say about toubleshooting defragmentation tool error messages.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Try running again from Computer Management Folder, it may be there despite error message. If not, go to INF file, find dfrg. inf, right click to install (make sure you are viewing hidden folders). Last resort, make sure you have enough free space for complete install and reinstall XP. If you don't have enough space not all programs will load.


Answer by  brent83 (52)

To find if the defragment program is still there you would go start and search for dfrg. msc if you find it you can make a shortcut from there.


Answer by  monoacuro (441)

There could have been a problem when you installed the Operating system, some files may have skipped over during the installation. So the best thing for you to do would be to try re-installing windows XP, or you could just put in the repair disk. Defragmenting isn't really used by your average computer user anyway.

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