1.    01 Dec 2016 #1
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    Can't Degragment (Optimize) SYSTEM


    Hello - My computer is running extremely slow so I opened Defragment and Optimize Drives. The drive titled "SYSTEM" is 100% fragmented. All three other drives - OS (C , HP Recovery (D , and \\?\volume... are all 0% fragmented.

    When I click "Optimize" on the 100% fragmented "SYSTEM" Drive it scans for like .5 seconds and then just goes back to saying "Needs optimization (100% fragmented).

    Any suggestions on how to defrag it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Shane
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  2.    01 Dec 2016 #2
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    Crewe Cheshire
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    Welcome to the forum. Are you referring to the system reserved small drive? If so leave it alone its the boot drive and any fragmentation will make very little difference
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  3.    01 Dec 2016 #3
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    If Windows 10 will not let you Optimize the drive, then it is not needed. Windows 10 handles hard drive management a lot better than the older version of Windows.
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  4.    01 Dec 2016 #4
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    Forever West
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    Also, there's one or two small partitions, usually unlettered, that shouldn't be messed with and most likely Windows won't do anything with them.
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  5.    01 Dec 2016 #5
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  6.    01 Dec 2016 #6
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    It says "Needs optimization (100% fragmented)" but won't let me optimize.
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  7.    01 Dec 2016 #7
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    Can't Degragment (Optimize) SYSTEM


    The system partition cannot be done, because it is a partition that is only seen by Windows. It will not affect performance.
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  8.    01 Dec 2016 #8
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    Take the SYSTEM and HP_RECOVERY drives off the Defrag list.
    Go to the change settings link > Choose.
    They are fixed content system stuff, no point in a Defrag, doubt if Windows defrag would do anything anyway.

    It's not the cause of your slow ups, go to the Task Manager in the first instance to suss out some more.
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