View Full Version : Scandisk / Defrag won't initiate even in safe mode !!

27-07-2001, 12:36 PM
Things have started to slow right down, some programmes are loading very slowly and sometimes just hang halfway thru. . . . but the scandisc and defrag wont work. . . scandisc tells me to close any programmes that may be running . . . Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up only two things running. . . scan and explorer. . ending the task on explorer just gives me a shutdown or a restart option. Both scan and defrag have been run before succesfully from safe mode - in fact that's the only way I've ever been able to run defrag. No doubt this is a straight forward problem to an i.t. expert which rules me out - any help greatly appreciated - Thanx

27-07-2001, 03:12 PM
Sounds like your hard-drive is too full.
Try uninstalling a few megabytes.

01-08-2001, 01:48 PM
Chris try this. Press,start,run, type msconfig. press ok. then press startup.everything there runs at startup,U see them in lower left task bar. Now uncheck the things you 'don't need' (fast find etc'Don't worry your not deleteing them. Then press ok and reboot. then try scan!