Running Optimize literally does nothing; in PS it yields an error


  1. gfr
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    Running Optimize literally does nothing; in PS it yields an error


    After doing a clean install of Windows 10 20H2 (OS Build 19042.906) and fully updating it, and updating all of the Dell drivers from Dell.com, I tried the following Optimize and Defrag options from How to Optimize and Defragment Drives in Windows 10 (tenforums.com/tutorials/8933-optimize-defrag-drives-windows-10-a.html):

    • OPTION ONE: To Optimize Drives in Optimize Drives Tool: Steps 2, 3, and 4,
    • OPTION TWO: To Optimize Drives in Command Prompt: Step 2, and
    • OPTION THREE: To Optimize Drives in PowerShell: Step 3

    The four steps attempted from Options 1 and 2 resulted in no notice action; i.e., it appeared as though nothing happened after executing the commands.

    When I ran Step 3 of Option 3, I received the following error message.

    What does this mean and now what do I do?

    Thanks!

    GFR

    Running Optimize literally does nothing; in PS it yields an error-powershell-defrag-results.png
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 3,996
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    I'm not sure about the error output maybe NTFS file system is corrupted execute Chkdsk C: /f command to schedule a error corrections on C: storage drive.

    You can also execute following commands one at atime to repiar corrupted Windows system files.


    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    
    Sfc /Scannow
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  3. gfr
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks. Will do that tonight and report the results.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Success!

    However, the process was longer than expected.

    1. chkdsk did nothing
    2. dism got stuck at 54.9%
    3. hard reboot
    4. sfc ran well
    5. dism ran well
    6. chkdsk ran well
    7. optimize ran well

    Thanks!

    gfr
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  4. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    I'm glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
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