Disk Defragmenter on FAT32 Volume Hangs with Long Path Names

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When you are defragmenting a FAT32 volume, Disk Defragmenter may seem to stop responding (hang) at the "Analyzing Volume" stage. This behavior occurs only on FAT32 volumes with a large number of files and folders with long path names.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 260919 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 19:38:31 - Revision: 3.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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