I am using a Samsung 80GB SATA II drive in a machine with the following specs:
- AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.4 GHz
- 4x 512MB PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM
- HIS Radeon HD4350 256MB DDR2
- Windows XP Professional 32-bit
After installing all the drivers and basic programs, I decided to defragment my hard drive. However, it appears that no matter how many times I run the Windows defrag program, it will never go below 15% fragmentation. I know many will suggest using Smart Defrag or Defraggler, but for XP, I normally use the default program because I know that it works. However, in the case of this machine, it just won't defrag to 0%.
What could be the cause of this?
NOTE: Computer is having boot problems. It seems that if the computer was shut down completely, and then started up, it won't completely boot into Windows, eventually resulting in one long beep repeating on-and-off from the BIOS. Being an AWARD BIOS, it appears to be some sort of memory error. However, reseating the RAM always fixes the issue and the machine starts up again. I very recently ran Memtest86+ on the RAM with no errors. What should I do to ensure it starts up every time?
The hard drive matter was not resolved "properly" as Defraggler was used to bring drive fragmentation down to zero. However, more serious matters about the machine will be brought up in a new question as there are too many answers and/or upvotes for this question to be deleted. The most appropriate answer for this question will be marked as correct.