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Article ID: 320822 - Last Review: May 18, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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If you type defrag.exe /? to display the Help for the Defrag.exe tool, Defrag displays incorrect characters for the usage and Help messages. This problem occurs only in Swedish Windows XP.


This problem occurs because the output buffer that is allocated in Defrag.exe is too small to contain the usage and Help messages in Swedish Windows XP. The hotfix that is mentioned in this article increases the buffer to handle the usage and Help messages.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Size     File name
   15-Apr-2002  22:56  109,568  Defrag.exe


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 XP Service Pack 1.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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