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Event ID: 257 Source: Defrag
The volume (C:) was not defragmented because an error was encountered: This shrink size specified is too big. (0x89000021).
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This event can be recorded in various conditions. The error code listed in the event description provides additional details about the source of the problem:
- Error code 0x89000019 - Indicates a lack of free disk space required for the defragmentation. From a support forum: "I had this problem after installing new drives with plenty of free space. I checked the drives for hardware errors and everything was fine. Then I had the idea to delete all inside the folder C:\Windows\Prefetch and the problem was fixed.
- Error code 0x89000021: This shrink size specified is too big - According to ME976436, this may be recorded because the defrag application can return more reclaimable bytes than actually is available for a given volume. See the article for full details.
- Error code 0x89000011: The disk was disconnected from the system. One user reported this error as being fixed after replacing the cable on one of his SATA drives.
- Error code 0x8007000B: An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. A support forum suggests that this was caused by Norton Internet Security.
EV100334 (IVdsVolumeShrink::Shrink method) provides details about the volume shrink programming method (and how the shrinking works).
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