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cant get defrag or scandisk to work

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by crmusician, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. crmusician

    crmusician Thread Starter

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    hello everyone..
    i'm running windows 98 with celeron 466..my problem is i can't get it to defrag or do a scan disk..i'm not getting any warnings when i try to start either one..they will come up on the screen but they wont do anything....i am turning off all other programs before starting.....can anyone help???
    thanks
    crm:confused:
     
  2. ddriver

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    Have you tried going into safe mode at bootup and running them both?
     
  3. Styxx

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    (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted)

    In Normal Mode you must first disable your screen saver (choose None) and your anti-virus' real-time scanner before defrag or scan disk. In Safe Mode you must disable your screen saver only, because most drivers, like your Anti-virus' real-time scanner, won't start.

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    Configure Sacan Disk like this, if you haven't already:

    Open Scan Disk; put a check in Automatically fix errors box; Click the Advanced button; The following should be checked:

    Always Display Summary
    Notify you only if errors are found
    Replace Log
    Delete Cross-Linked Files
    Free Lost File Fragments
    Check for Invalid Names,Dates,Times; No check beside Duplicate names
    Check Host first
    No checks beside: Prompt before fixing errors and Report MS-Dos mode name length errors
    Put a check in AutoFix Errors
     
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