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24-10-2001, 08:38 PM
Have read that Scan Disc and defrag should be done in 'Safe Mode'. Anyone know why?

24-10-2001, 09:44 PM
because that way windows won't load anything in your start up folder (saves closeing down the apps manually) and most important it loads MINIMAL SET OF DRIVERS.(something ctrl/alt/del cannot shut down) this means windows will run without using the swapfile, one of the main causes of defrag stoppages.

28-10-2001, 06:20 PM
I am currently using norton's utilities to do my defrags etc. This doesn't seem to have the stoppages that standard windows has...give that a try. www.symantec.com