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windows 98 scan disc and defrag problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kanudawg, Jan 22, 2005.

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  1. kanudawg

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    I cannot get the maintenance wizard to run scandisk or defrag. Scandisc goes anywhere from 3 to 10 blocks on the scale and defrag does not go past 1% without restarting. Can anyone help? What could the root cause of this be?
     
  2. dr20

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    Have you tried running both utilities in Safe Mode? With Scandisk you can also run that program in DOS. In my experience it appears to do a more thorough job of picking up errors.

    Go to the Start button and Restart in DOS mode. At the C:\Windows prompt type:

    cd command [press enter]
    scandisk [press enter]

    For Windows 98 you might want to try Millennium's defragmenter instead. It works a lot quicker than 98's and is more stable. After downloading it go to the Windows folder and rename the current defrag to defrag.old, then rename Millennium's to defrag and place it in the Windows folder.

    ME Defragmenter:
    http://9337387.home.icq.com/main9.html

    Scroll down to the bottom for the defragmenter link.
     
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    Thanks it worked for me.
     
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