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  • Question

  • Hi

     

    We have installed windows steadstate on laptops running Vista basic. We cant seem to get the disk protection to enable. everytime we try, it tries creating the cache file and then says the following error message:

    "Windows disk protection cannot be turned on.

    The hard disk must be defragmented before windows disk protection can be turned on. defragment the hard disk and then try again."

    We defagged the hard drives before we installed steadystate.

    We are at a loss as to what is going on.

    Any help is appreciated

     

    Gavin Sword

    Support technician

    IsRightHere LTD

    • Edited by thesword22 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:23 PM spelling error
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi Gavin, have you tried another disk defragmenter on system partition before turning on WDP, since Windows Disk Protection cache needs a large contiguous portion of disk space to perform optimally. 
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    Friday, April 9, 2010 1:52 AM
  • We had that error too with Win XP.  WDD takes up lots of space... try tons.  On a fresh system I run the degraf sometimes 3-5 times in a row before I try attempting to let WDD create the cache.

    I would just run defrag 3, 4 or 5 times in a row then try it.  That's how we got around it.

    Hope that helps.

    John

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    Saturday, April 10, 2010 3:50 PM

All replies

  • Hi Gavin, have you tried another disk defragmenter on system partition before turning on WDP, since Windows Disk Protection cache needs a large contiguous portion of disk space to perform optimally. 
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    Friday, April 9, 2010 1:52 AM
  • We had that error too with Win XP.  WDD takes up lots of space... try tons.  On a fresh system I run the degraf sometimes 3-5 times in a row before I try attempting to let WDD create the cache.

    I would just run defrag 3, 4 or 5 times in a row then try it.  That's how we got around it.

    Hope that helps.

    John

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    Saturday, April 10, 2010 3:50 PM
  • hi guys

     

    Thanks for the replies. We managed to sort this issue out by deleteing one partition and then resizing the c drive as the drives had been split into two.

     

    This worked and got us around the issue of disk protection.

     

     

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:18 PM