Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8.1 won't optimize the C drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 won't optimize the C drive


    Hello. I just updated my windows 8 to 8.1 a few days ago and now when I try to optimize the C drive it just analize it and then stops. It says that the drive is 10% fragmented. In windows 8, I always optimized it without any problem. What can I do ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,442
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi Bluered and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'd advice you to try running the "scf/ scannow" to check if there are any integrity errors that needs to be fixed.
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    After running this command you should try optimizing your drive again.

    Good luck.

    Rover
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried that and didn't work
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    Posts : 28
    windows 8.1 pro x64


    Need some more info....

    Such as what kind of drive? Meaning SSD or Mech?

    Raid / AHCI / IDE or what?

    Chat chipset on the motherboard or perhaps motherboard model?


    TBH seems like a driver issue.

    So what happens, i mean does it give errors or something?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro


    It's a mech sata drive. I have 3 partitions, tried with a different one it optimized it without problems, but when I try with the C one it just analize and then stops as if I had clicked the analize button instead the optimize one.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,442
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You might try forcing the defragmentation. Here is a link with more information. Chose the FORCE commando. It's a site about XP, but that should not make any difference now.

    Microsoft Corporation

    Make sure you start the commandprompt as an administrator!


    Please let me know if this works.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 won't optimize the C drive

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Optimize Drives - Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8
How to Use "Optimize Drives" to Defrag HDD and TRIM SSD in Windows 8 and 8.1 Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, helps to optimize the different types of drives that PCs use today. No matter which type of drive your PC uses, Windows automatically chooses the optimization that's...
Tutorials
Optimize Task Manager for Windows 8.
Hi` This is a screenshot of Windows 8 task manager ... when fully optimized & customized for my use. It does not look like this nor does it have or saved the settings I set to it previous windows boot session. Any method to have task manager remember all settings, even if I restart or...
General Support
Optimize Performance of Windows 8
How to Optimize the Performance of Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will provide you with a list of suggestions to help optimize, speed up, and improve the performance of Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. You can pick and choose which listed suggestions you would like...
Tutorials
Windows 8.1 not working right after optimize.
I was attempting to clean up and optimize my toshiba satellite laptop by eliminating programs I no longer needed or wanted. After which I wanted to clean things up, so I downloaded Advanced System Care 8 from Cnet. Ran that, and ever since, things have been going nuts. I first noticed that I...
Performance & Maintenance
Optimize Drive - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
How to Add "Optimize Drive" to Context Menu of Drives in Windows 8 and 8.1 Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, helps to optimize the different types of drives that PCs use today. No matter which type of drive your PC uses, Windows automatically chooses the optimization that's...
Tutorials
Fragmented Drive (35%) will not optimize
I'll include a screenshot as an attachment to help those get a better view of the situation to see what I'm seeing. Regardless if this is an actual problem or not that needs to be addressed, I had optimized my drives before the Windows 8 update and never had any issues. It was only until I...
Performance & Maintenance
Recovery and EFI partitions visible in Windows Optimize?
I recently migrated from a Samsung 128GB SSD to a Crucial 256GB SSD in a Windows 8 ultrabook PC. I created a GUID partition on the Crucial 256GB SSD using Windows Disk Management and "cloned" the Samsung 128GB SSD drive with Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite. Paragon Copy Hard Disk Wizard...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook