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    Default System won't defrag. HELP!!!!!!!

    Running Windows 98se on Pentium III 667. System won't defrag. Keeps reaching 3% then restarts, over and over again. Have cleaned out unwanted 'stuff', run scan disk, run AVG, run Adaware, and run system file checker. Now I want to defrag. but it won't. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to those who can help me.

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    Default Re: System won't defrag. HELP!!!!!!!

    The easiest way is to boot into safe mode and run it there (press shift when just before the win98 splash screen).

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    Default Re: System won't defrag. HELP!!!!!!!

    this usually means something is running in the background, try turning off your screensaver, and disabling AVG

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    Default Re: System won't defrag. HELP!!!!!!!

    Ran defrag.from safe mode as bm suggested. This worked. You are right, though. When I ran scandisk I receved a message saying that something else was running, but couldn't work out what. However in saying that, it has allways worked perfectly well with these functions running until now.

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    Default Re: System won't defrag. HELP!!!!!!!

    There is a freeware programme called RegCleaner, nothing to do with MS Reg Clean.
    Go to
    This has a column for Startup programmes & can be set to show hidden programmes that do not show with Control Alt Del
    I used this to find & remove a programme that I thought I had junked about 3 years ago.Frank

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