Problems with WIN98 SE Defrag & Scandisk

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FordGuy057

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I tried to run a Defrag on WIN98 Se about 2 weeks ago, and it wouldn't go past the "Checking Disk For Errors" stage. So after about 3 hours, I cancelled it and started a scandisk, which I only allowed to run for 2 hours :D since then I have tried to run both several times. The DOS version of Scandisk ran through after several tries, but the Windows version still wont go through. Also, the Defrag will now go to about 6%, but then it restarts and says something tried to access the disk. Anybody have any clues whats wrong?
 

FordGuy057

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Another thing is, my computer runs really slow, if that helps any body. It is a Pentium II @ 266 mhz with 192 Mb of ram, but it runs like a 486 with 16 Mb of ram. LOL
 

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Run those in safe mode ;)

Part II ---- Scale down your startup items.
 
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Yes FordGuy...AcaCandy is right..goto start/run/"msconfig" click on "startup" tab and see what you have "starting up" that may be causing a clog ...uncheck some items and try again.
 
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I had the same problem. Control-Alt-Delete everything in the Close Program box one at a time except for "systray" and "Explorer" and then do your defrag. It works.
 
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In my msconfig\startup all I have checked is systemtray.scanregistry, my anti-virus and firewall. Turn off your screensaver if your running one, do a disk clean-up before running scandisk then defrag. I use winme's defrag
 

flavallee

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FordGuy:

Click the link below and read my article on hard drive maintenance.

If you read some of the other articles there and make use of the information, I feel confident that your computer will run better and with more pep.


Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
 
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