An error occurred Microsoft Management Console

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I get this error message when i try to disk defragment "Disk Defragmenter Could Not Start".

I am using windows XP and many times

Microsoft Management Console

Snap-in failed to initialize .



Answered By 0 points N/A #113183

An error occurred Microsoft Management Console


It usually happens  when you have installed some 3rd party tools related to defragment and then  uninstall them.

Have you uninstalled any softwares like Ultra Defragmenter, Mydefrag,Defraggler, Diskeeper or Speedefrag.

It is also possible that you have removed them long time ago and do not remember.

The solution is simple.

You need to re-register the defragmenters snap-in files and  also some basic registry entries.

  • First open up a Cmd by typing cmd in Run prompt in start menu  or press WIN+R buttons.
  • Register the defrag components, by typing:
        regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
        regsvr32 dfrgui.dll

These 2 are the main dll's for it.

In Windows Explorer go to your windowsinf  folder.
Locate a file called dfrg.infright click this file and select Install

Answered By 572345 points N/A #113184

An error occurred Microsoft Management Console


There is actually no problem whether or not you use third-party disk defragmenter applications on your computer. The Windows Disk Defragmenter included in Microsoft Windows should operate normally. Now, if you have a third-party disk defragmenter application installed on your computer, try running that disk defragmenter and see if you can defragment your hard drive. If you can then the problem is with the Windows Disk Defragmenter app.

If this is the case, you probably have damaged system files on your computer. To fix this, click Start, Run, type without quotes “cmd” then hit Enter. In the command prompt, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter. When you are prompted, insert your Windows XP setup CD on your CD/DVD drive and then continue. This will repair any damaged system files.

Once it is finished, try running Windows Disk Defragmenter again and see if you can now use it to defragment your hard drive.

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