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An error message appeared during the execution of disk defragmentation. Why is that so?

    An error message appeared during the execution of disk defragmentation. Why is that so?

    --Error message--
    Error Defragmenting Drive C
    ID: DEFRAG 00205

    Microsoft has confirmed the symptom.

    To resolve the symptom, delete all contents of the [Applog] folder with the following procedure and run the disk defragmentor.

    --Procedure--
    1) Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop.

    2) In the case of Windows Me, click [Folder Options] from the [Tools] menu.
    In the case of Windows 98*, click [Folder Options] from the [View] menu.

    3) Click the [View] tab.
    Click the [Show all files] option button (in the case of Windows 98SE) or [Show hidden files and folders] (in the case of Windows Me] and click [OK].

    4) Click [Start] -> [Find] (or [Search]) -> [Files or Folders].

    5) Enter [applog] in the [Named] box.

    6) Click [C:] in the [Look in] box and select the [include sub folders] (in the case of Windows 98(SE)] checkbox. Click [Find Now] (or [Search Now]).

    7) Double-click the displayed [Applog] folder.

    8) Click [Select All] from the [Edit] menu.

    9) Click [Delete] on the [File] menu. When the confirmation message for deletion appears, click [Yes].

    10) Close all the displayed windows.

    For further information, please refer to the following solution in the Microsoft technical support website.

    Article ID: Q238165
    Last Reviewed: October 20, 2000
    Title: Defrag Error Message: ID NO. DEFRAG 00205
    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/1/65.ASP