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08-12-2001, 05:47 PM
Running W98. Won't defrag. Gets to 'checking drive for errors' at 2% then returns to 0% and so on. Help please.

08-12-2001, 07:11 PM
Appears that something else is using the hard-drive as well same time.
Reboot into safe mode and try doing the defrag from there. Same applies for Scandisk

08-12-2001, 08:39 PM
Shut down all programmesusing 'Control,Alt,Delete'
Just leave explorer open, defrag should work fine then

08-12-2001, 08:39 PM
Shut down all programmesusing 'Control,Alt,Delete'
Just leave explorer open, defrag should work fine then

09-12-2001, 09:07 AM
First - disable any virus program you have on 'puter - this is the biggest single problem with defraging!! - then run scandisk to clean up any errors - then defraging should be fine - but do it in safe mode - so no drivers loaded at startup interfere with the process - to get to safe mode - reboot and hit F8 continually till you get the option menu
-Simon