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Pacalis

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When I try to Defrag WIN98se , I get a prompt to do a Thorough SCAN . I did this all day yesterday , but with no results . I can Defrag in the SAFE MODE , but I'd like to get this fixed . Anyone have any thoughts on how I can repair this ? Thanks
 

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when you do the scan turn off your a/v and screensaver as these cause the scan to keep restarting if you do a scan of the disk surface it will take forever
 

dai

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run the system file checker
start/programs/system/tools/ file checker
if you then still have problems
run spybot and adaware
 

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This is a fact of Windows 98. Most peopke have this problem, and Sgae Mode is the fix.

A Thorough scan shouldn't be neccessary - but if you do it, does it find any bad sectors?

As a alternative to Windows Defrag, try Executive Software Diskeeper or Norton Speed Disk - both run much better then the Windows Defrag software. There's also many free programs - try looking for one at www.downloads.com.

Do a CTRL-ALT-DEL, all the stuff you see is running in the background - and it doesn't include the stuff Windows itself is doing.
 

Pacalis

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is Sgae mode? And I do shut everything down before the Defrag & Scan disc . I have already run Systems File Checker , no problems , and also the Thorough Scan disk showed no bad sectors ? What do I try next ?
 

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Restart to DOS and run a Standard Scandisk from there.

For "some reason" this "sometimes" keeps Defrag happy and lets it run ok!

skyman:

I think that I have pointed this out before, but the program at your link is NOT a defrag program.

It states "is a tool that can free and optimize RAM (Random Access Memory) and the swap-file usage".

And, it can NOT do this either. The inuse swapfile can not be defragged AND it is architecturally impossible to defrag RAM, regardless of how many utilities that are out there that state that they do!
 
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WhitPhil.

You may have pointed this out before but I have not seen your advice.

I mentioned this program because it was referenced by another poster, with some credibility, as being a "fast defrag" program.

Thanks for the information as to it's usage...
 

Pacalis

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I will certainly look into these options . I have tried the DOS sCAN DISK , but when I tried Defrag , it still stopped and gave me a prompt to run a thorough Scan disc . Which showed that everyhing was ok. Thanks again , and if you can think of something else , please let me know.
 
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