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DEfrag& Scandisk

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Ron51, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. Ron51

    Ron51 Thread Starter

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    When I try and defrag it gets up to 10% complete, then stops and says contents changed restarting. Never gets beyond 10% complete. Scan disk starts then restarts. I am trying to defrag and scan C drive. Compaq computer Wins98 cablemodem.Ron51.
     
  2. spaceman_333

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    Hi Ron,

    Delete your TEMP files, Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Hidden URLs. Reboot in Safe Mode and run ScanDisk and then Defrag.

    Good luck.

    Spaceman
     
  3. Ethmer

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    You need to turn off your Screen Saver and CLOSE all open programs/applications.

    You can use Ctrl + Alt + Delete and close each program except for Explorer and Systray. i find it much easier to use the Free EndItAll2 program to close my many applications and programs before doing a Scandisk and Defrag:

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    EndItAll2.zip is a program that lets you close all running programs. Comes in handy when wanting to do a Scandisk or Defrag or wanting to close all open programs prior to an install.

    Download (it's FREE) from:

    http://home.ptd.net/~don5408/toolbox/enditall/


    You also may want to download the ME defrag program. It works in 98 and is much faster (often recommended in this group):


    DEFRAGGER 4.90.3000


    This utility is part of the Windows ME operating system, but it will work just as well with Windows 95 and 98. After you download it from

    http://www.geocities.com/one_human/progalpha.html

    unzip it to the C:\WINDOWS folder. Rename the 95/98 "defrag.exe" file to "defrag_old.exe". Rename the new "WinME_defrag.exe" file to "defrag.exe". You will now have the benefit of watching the defragging process complete much faster than it did before.

    The above is from TSG member flavallee's Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips http://9337387.home.icq.com/index.html


    When you're looking for the utility at the download site, it is near the bottom and is titled: WinME Defrag.
     
  4. Ron51

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    OK. Thanks for the info. I'll give it a go. Ron51
     
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