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

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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