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When you attempt to analyze or defragment an NTFS file system volume using the Windows 2000 Disk Defragmenter utility, you may receive the following error message:
This error message does not occur when you analyze or defragment other FAT, FAT32, or NTFS volumes.
Disk Defragmenter could not initialize
This problem occurs only on highly fragmented NTFS volumes when there is more than one Virtual Cluster Number (VCN) for the NTFS drive being defragmented. If this occurs, then only the first VCN is read for the size of the master file table (MFT) allocation index. When the MFT bitmap is created, this bitmap exceeds the allocated size.
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart RequirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement InformationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File InformationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 05-Apr-2004 17:20 5.0.2195.6920 513,040 Ntfs.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 817465 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0