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#1 momof2girls

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:43 PM

I have win 98,and all I need to do is defrag my computer.I get it started but it won't finish it keeps starting over.It goes to like 2 % and starts over.Any suggestions? a

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:45 PM

Have you tried to defrag in Safe Mode?
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#3 momof2girls

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:51 PM

Can you tell me how to defrag in safe mode?

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:53 PM

In safe mode you can defrag, the same as you would in normal mode.

Edited by Scarlett, 27 July 2005 - 05:54 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 11:02 AM

Hi Mom :thumbsup:

1. Switch your PC off
2. Switch it on again
3. As soon as you hear beeping, press the F8 key repeatedly until a menu screen appears
4. Chose "Safe Mode"
5. Once in safe-mode, just defrag as you did in Normal mode.

You may find that it still re-starts a few times. Ignore this and just give it time.

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Replace your Windows 98 defrag.exe (found in C:\Windows) with the defrag.exe from Windows ME. It is a far better and faster build. You will have to do a search on Google for a copy or perhaps do a post here for some kind ME user to email you a copy of their defrag.exe

Good luck :trumpet:
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:49 AM

Run scandisk on the hdd, this should fix the problem.

See here.

Edited by stidyup, 01 August 2005 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:10 PM

Run Scandisk, turn off screensaver, check power settings (some people have hard drive/monitor turn off)

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:51 AM

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
Close all on the list except Systray and Explorer(IE must be closed). You might have some other software running. Disable all antivirus software. Turn off screen saver. Try to run Defrag again.

I had this problem until I installed a third party defrag. Norton(Speed Disk). Part of System Works Suite or DiskKeeper. In the beginning, I actually had to run the Windows Defrag in Safe Mode to get it to work. It was OK for a few years and then nothing. That's when I went to a third party Defrag.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:59 AM

Just an additional note, it is common for defrag to restart several times. It sounds like it was working properly, it just needed to run for longer. Defragging can also take hours

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:42 PM

I have ME. You could run scan disk first.
Then defrag. (both in safe mode)
This seemed to prevent the continual re-starts during defrag.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:57 AM

THANKS EVERYBODY IT WORKS !! :thumbsup:

NOW I'M WORKING ON MY OTHER COMPUTER NOW.

I AM SO GLAD BLEEPING COMPUTER IS HERE TO HELP. :flowers:

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:59 AM

Good deal! :thumbsup:

It's always nice to hear back from a member, as to how things worked out.

Edited by Scarlett, 05 August 2005 - 11:59 AM.

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