gabreho
Bronze

computer maintenance

I am interested in Jesse's question 6/6/01 on scheduled tasks.My problem is, when I try to defrag it starts up but always stops at 10% complete saying the drive has changed and is restarting. This happens over and over and never completes.
Can anyone tell me whats wrong?
Gabreho

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wsnyder
Gold

RE: computer maintenance

It sounds as if you are running 98 or ME. If so, the easiest thing to do is boot to Safe Mode (F8 before the Starting Windows __ screen appears) and run defrag from there. If you wish to remain in the full version, bring up the Close Program window (Con/Alt/Del) and one by one close all open programs. If that does not close your virus program, disable any kind of auto-protect. Then try running defrag.

Bill Snyder
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gabreho
Bronze

RE: computer maintenance

I am running win 98se. you were right,I had previously ran the defrag but had added a UPS and after I stopped the program the defrag worked.
many thanks
gabreho

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xoptonx
Silver

RE: computer maintenance

when u are defraging ur drive you cant be doin anything or it will start over.u have to close all ur programs

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