Also, if you are using win98, you might look online and download the winME defragger. The winME defrag program works much better than win98's. You will need to look in the WINDOWS folder and find the standard defrag program, and rename it by just adding a dash and the word old, then put the winME defrag program in the WINDOWS folder, and you're all set.
Just like Herk says, you should always defrag in safe mode, and turn off any screensaver, because you don't want any processes running in the background.
I would also recommend you download and use the following spyware programs, and forget those advertised programs, these have been proven to be good programs:
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Also if you need a good anti-virus program, I suggest you get AVG free: : http://www.majorgeeks.com/download886.html http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Fre...tml?tag=lst-0-1
Edited by just_a_nobody, 10 October 2005 - 09:49 PM.