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problems with defrag + scandisk

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mercurydust, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. mercurydust

    mercurydust Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2004
    basically my hard drive is a little messed up from a year or so of not really looking after it, recently been trying to fix things and get rid of all the spyware and random crap. i'm running win98 and in desperate need of a defragmentation and need to use scandisk, but every time i try either they restart over and over, as though something is writing to the disk. i've tried closing everything but 'explorer' using ctrl+alt+del, yet they still keep restarting! even working offline this happens, so it cant even be someone accessing my disk remotely. what is wrong? anyone? :eek: raaah! :eek:

    help would be greatly appreciated

  2. roban


    Jul 9, 2002
    Run in DOS. Boot from Windows 98 boot floppy and at the C prompt type defrag C or scandisk.exe whichever you want probably scandisk first.
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    Could be a little tough since Defrag doesn't (and shouldn't) run from DOS.

    A better way is to do this all in Safe mode.
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