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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Jizzmack, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. Jizzmack

    Jizzmack Thread Starter

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    My pc won't defrag. It'll start and then hours later still nothing. It'll get to like 10-15% that's it. Any thoughts?

    I'm running 98 on a 500mh P3 with 64 mb ram.

    also does anyone know what ram upgrades cost\ what's the going rate? If there is one!

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. mobo

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    Clear all temp files and then go to safe mode and do your maintenance..
     
  3. TheJoost

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    Hi, The built-in defragger that comes with Windows is very slow and not very efficient at what it does. Download the free "Diskeeper Lite" by Executive Software, you'll be glad you did! ( I liked it so much I now run the full version!) You should definitely add more memory if your going to keep it awhile. Assuming that you have pc100 memory, Crucial is selling 64mb sticks for $22.99 U.S.
     
  4. mobo

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    Actually xp's defrag is diskeeper lite.
     
  5. TheJoost

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    Hi mobo, I was unaware of that. It looks like M$ does occasionally get things right! :D
     
  6. mobo

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    Sometimes , but more often not so...:D
     
  7. NiteHawk

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    Generally after years of trying to get something right and failing, M$ buys the technology from some company that got it right the first time. There is a long history of that and the companies are many.
     
  8. mobo

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    They got the loot so maybe they'll start to make more secure systems without25 service packs :D
     
  9. NiteHawk

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    Ya think?? I wouldn't hold my breath.
    Last time I sat down and counted, starting with Windows 1, there were over 25 viariations of Windows.
     
  10. Jizzmack

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    Thanks for passing along the info Joost!

    Gonna check that out.

    (y)
     
  11. brindle

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    I use winme defrag on my 98se system. Before each defrag I go threw these steps.

    I manually delete my cookies,history,temp internet files and the temp files and yes I delete the content.IE% sub-directory.
    I disable everything in task momitor (C+A+D) except systray and explorer, shutdown my firewall,anti-virus and turn off my screen saver. Yea I still use a screensaver cause they're fun.
    Okay now it's time to run disk clean-up, scandisk then defrag in normal mode.
    Alway runs great and take just a few minutes to defrag my 40 gig (4.85 gig used) 7200 seagate.
    The disk clean-up is a backup of what I already did empties the recycle bin at that time.
     
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