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markjan216

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I run windows 98. I sarted having hang up problems so a did a standard and complete scan disk. my puter still hangs during defrag. Tha last message was drive disk assertion sector 222
Any ideas?
Mark
 
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is this the first time you have tried to defrag, what hard drive do you have, did you have trouble booting up.......I don't have any answers just questions
 
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I can't find anything on the error message, but be sure you don't have a screen saver enabled and nothing is running in the background. Either ctrl/alt/del and end task on every program except Explorer or go to Safe Mode and and try defrag.

Randall
 

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Never could get thru defrag until I started doing it in the safe mode. No problems there.
 

markjan216

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thanks everybody
I trief in safe mode and i get to 91% My hard drive is 30 gigs it came in an hp puter dont know the make
any ideas?
 

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Try right clicking on the desktop and click on properties, disable screen saver. Then ctrl, alt, del and make sure nothing but systray and explorer are running.
I have a 40 gig HD and defrag ok.
 
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What do you have running in the background?

Go to start, run and type in

msconfig

Press okay

Click on the start up tab and what is listed, post it back here. Have you cleaned the hard drive, if not try that. Directions are at www.rselby.com/cleanup.htm

Have you checked for a virus or spyware? If not check for them.
 

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Markjan,
If you have Norton, try this:
This behavior can occur if you have the Speed Disk utility from Norton System Works 2000 installed on your system. This utility, if running in the background, blocks the use of the Disk Defragmenter tool.

This error can also occur if the file allocation table (FAT) table is damaged.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, if you have System Works, you must quit the Speed Disk utility and restart the Disk Defragmenter tool.

To repair the file allocation table, follow these steps:


Restart your computer in DOS using the Windows Me Emergency Boot Disk (EBD).
At the command prompt type scandisk, and then press ENTER.
The following message appears:
The file allocation table FATs on the disk drive do not match. Scandisk has determined that copy 1 is the best copy. If you choose fix it, scandisk will replace copy 2 of FAT with copy 1.
Press Y to anwser Yes to the message.
Scandisk will replace your damaged FAT with the undamaged copy 1 of the FAT.
After Scandisk finishes repairing your hard disk, remove the Start up disk, and then restart your computer.
 
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Del you won't have a Windows Me Emergency Boot Disk with win 98 but what you suggest might work by just rebooting to msdos prompt.
 

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Then use the Win 98 boot disk, just gotta get to dos prompt.
 

markjan216

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DEl,
I SCANDISK in dos, It came back stating that I had data in unreliable areas and asked if i want to move them i said yes but it hung up again. Tried to use defrag in dos said i could not something like i didnt have that command available. I do not have norton. I have been able to use defrag in the past.
Also i cant do a through scandisk It does a standard fine but always hangs in the same spot
 
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