Can't Defrag my hard-drive.

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Malibu7

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Heeeelp!!!!!

If anyone out there can assist with the following problem, I would sure appreciate your help.

I havn't been able to defrag my hard drive in the last 48 days. I know its just a matter of time before my computer slows down & eventually comes to a
complete stop. (I already notice that my computer is running slower than usual, so I don't think I have much more time to solve this problem.)

Here is the problem: When I click on "Defrag" I get the message that I have to run "Scandisk" first, to correct any errors, before the defragging can continue.

I run "Scandisk" as instructed, then I get the message that there is not enough room in the "C" drive folder to correct the errors. The message continues that I must delete some files in that folder in order for "Scandisk" to be able to repair the errors. I followed these instructions to the letter, & deleted many files that I could comfortably delete from my "C" Drive Folder.

The problem is that even after following the instructions, I still get the same message when I try to defrag.

If anyone out there can help with this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Respectfully.

Malibu 7 (My O.S. is Windows 98)
 

Malibu7

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MFDnSC;

Thanks for your response. I'm not too knowledgeble about computers, but the "un-necassary files" button that you spoke about in your reply sounds like something I can really use. Problem is I don't know how to access it. If you could give me a little more info in that regard, sure would appreciate it.

Thanks again,

Malibu7
 

blues_harp28

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Hi..D/load..Easycleaner from..Majorgeeks.site.. posted by MFDnSC..above...And use Registry and unnecessary files only...
 

Malibu7

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Thanks for the info Blues Harp:
Just followed your instructions. Thanks for the input.

Respectfully,

Malibu7
 
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are you on the internet?
you might have an awful lot of rubbish from that ie cookies and such and temporary files.
also could you give us an idea of your hard drive size and general specifications
ie memory what mhz is it is it pentium 1 2 or 3 0r 4 or athlon or duron>
how much memory have you got
im just in the dark here cos youre not being particularly specific.
If you tell us everything you know about hard drive memory type of system we can help you

If this offends you please forgive but we have to have some sort of an idea
give us the specs and youll find tons of people to help you
regards Mark.
 

Malibu7

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:confused: :confused:
MFDnSC said:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend
using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.
.

Thanks so much for the advice, MFDnNC. My computer is running a lot faster thanks to you. I down-loaded the easy cleaner that you recommended & eliminated many of the un-necessary files that were on my hard-drive. My computer is running much better thanks to you, but when I try to defrag, I still get the same message: That do to the fact that the top-level folder (in my "C" drive folder is full (What do they mean by "top-level" part of the "C" Drive folder? I eliminated many of the un-necessary files in said folder, but I still get the same message, when I try to defrag. This is really frustrating, since the last time I defragged, was 49 days ago.

I value your advice, so if you can give me any other pointers to get my de-frag program working again, I would be extremely greatful. (I have added you to my Buddy List.

Thanks again,

Respectfully,

Malibu7 :confused:
 
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You could try
going into control panel>internet options>temporary internet>settings>amount of disk space
and set it a lot lower and then reboot it, this is for win98se
its still the same basic idea for other things.
regards Mark
 
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hey Malibu;98 has disk clean up utility in system tools,recovers a lot of space without
risk.Also since your on line I'd suggest Crap Cleaner,download&run with all boxes ticked;then run issues tab.Theres more but it's a bit hard to describe ,but scandisk &
defrag work better in SAFE MODE,as do anti virus etc.Heaps of space is taken up by
boot logs,reports&registry copies each time the system starts,all unecessary after a day,also which av & firewall are you running?ZA is very extravagant,
as are some AV's.Power Defrag from webgrid.co.uk is exeptional,and that's
Ccleaner.(haven't got the link).How much disk space have you got on C?
Hope some of this makes sense.
 

JSntgRvr

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Were you able to run Scandisk /all /autofix in MSDOS?
 
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JSntgRvr, should he run with autofix checked? Wouldn't it be safer to run w/o autofix
and report what errors are showing?

Shouldn't we know more about his specs,RAM,resources,HD space,speed and programs,ie virus protection,HJT,spybot etc,and whether he has the bad MS Patch KB891711?
Primarily posting above for 2cents and to follow this thread to see the resolution.
Thanks.
 
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