here is my problem . i have a seagate 200 gig harddrive that is about 3 months old . i have been using diskeeper 8.0 for about a year and 2 months now with no problems until just 2 days ago . diskeeper will defrag my os drive which is a 40 gig seagate without a problem . diskeeper used to defrag the 200 gig without a problem but now it wont complete the defrag . i have the 200 gig partitioned in half , 95 gigs per . i use one half for all my program back ups and the half for movie and music storage . no matter how long i let it defrag on the 200 gig it will not complete . it doesnt matter what partition either . i have ran the check disk tool and that completes fine . scan disk works fine and it finds no errors on the disk . ive checked that it is in dma mode and it is . i have uninstalled diskeeper and used the defragmenter that came with xp and it too wont defrag it . reinstalled diskeeper and same problem . i have always been able to defrag all my drives without a problem until now . is this drive on its way out ? is there some thing wrong with the drive that is causing this ? i have not made any hardware changes to affect this so this has me stumped . one more thing its on the primary ide channel as the slave drive . it always has been and always has worked fine until now . i can access the data on the drive no problem and i can transfer files to it no problem . i just cant defrag it . thats the only problem . should i start shopping for a new drive ? one other thing all of my drives are 7200 rpm drives if that makes any difference .