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djbeckett

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I review posts relating to defrag. I deleted applog files, uninstalled unused files, emptied recycle bin and temp. folders. I even tried to run in safe mode (gave a scan?? error + a kernel 32.dll error). The hard drive "grinds" to 1%, and starts over to zero. I let it run all night, with the same results: nothing. Any help greatly appreciated.
 
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Hiya djbeckett - welcome to TSG. :)

Try changing your screensaver to "none" and hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL and individually closing all running programs <i>except</i> for Systray and Explorer.

Then try defragging. See if it works that way. Good luck!
 

djbeckett

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Sorry, I didn't mention that I did atl/ctrl before the last defrag, with no results. None is the screensaver that I had. Please try again!!!!!!
 

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The first, and easiest thing to try, is to restart to Safe mode, and run Defrag there.
 

djbeckett

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That did it! I simply alt/ctrl again, and it worked. I ran defrag. two more times, and it finished within 5 minutes! Thanks amigos!!!!!!!!! YOU THE MAN...............
 
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