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scandisk and defrag no longer working

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#1 acheleg


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:53 PM

i used some archonis software to clone and resize my win98 partition to 127 gigs. since then, scandisk and defrag will not run from windows 98. are there alternatives to these programs that would work on a 127 gig drive?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

What happens when you try to run them?
Do they not run at all or do you get an error message?
If you are getting an error message please post it in its entrety
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

Well running Win98 Defrag is slow without doing any mods to a drive. For Win98 you need to download the WinME Defrag as its twice as fast. You can Google for this if you don't have it. :wink:


Oh you can do a Scandisk in DOS with Win98. As your computer is starting up keep the Ctrl key pressed until you see the boot menu and select Command Prompt Only. At the command prompt if you have multiple drives just state the drive letter as well scandisk c: then Enter.

Edited by Keithuk, 01 January 2011 - 09:09 AM.


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