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#137353 - 04/25/03 06:06 PM defrag hard drive
kjos Offline
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I don't know if this is the right place to put this post. but I can't defrag my hard drive. It just acted up a few days ago. I start to defrag and it says checking hard drive for errors. it starts out at 0-percent and goes to 1-percent and back to 0. Thats all it does. I don't know what else to do,never had this problem before. Hope somebody can help me. Thank all
Richard
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#137354 - 04/25/03 06:25 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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It might be getting hung up because it is detecting some errors. Try running Scandisk first and see if it finds and fixes some disk errors. After that, try defragging again. Try just leaving it and see if it gets beyond that 1% mark.
Rusty
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#137355 - 04/25/03 06:47 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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This is just a shot in the dark, but do you have Win XP? If you do, read the thread in this section talking about Win XP and performance problems; some people there were having trouble with defrag after downloading a particular Windows Update file and you can read about the fix there.

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#137356 - 04/25/03 07:13 PM Re: defrag hard drive
kjos Offline
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I have win98. I tried runing scandisk and and that won't run either. Anything else I can do outside of taking it into a fix shop. Thanks
Richard
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#137357 - 04/25/03 07:46 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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You have to shut everything down accept Explorer and Systray by using Alt-Ctrl-Del.

You also have to set your screen saver to none because when the screen saver turns on, the dfrag
operation thinks something has changed and will start over again ad infinitum.

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#137358 - 04/25/03 07:49 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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Good points, SolMan. thumbsup
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#137359 - 04/26/03 08:47 AM Re: defrag hard drive
kjos Offline
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Everything is shut down, and I don't have the screen saver running. This is the message I get when I'm running ScanDisk.(ScanDisk has restarted 10 times because windows or another program has been writing to this drive.) I have no idea what this means. I hope somebody else does. I never had any trouble before.Thanks for answering my post.
Richard
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#137360 - 04/26/03 09:12 AM Re: defrag hard drive
friedmonky Offline
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That message means that something is running in the background and is accessing the hard-drive while Scandisk is trying to do it's thing. What shows up when you do a ctrl/alt/del. The only two things that should be running are explorer and systray.
Rusty
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#137361 - 04/26/03 02:21 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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Does scandisk work in DOS mode (where Windows isn't running)?

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#137362 - 04/26/03 05:15 PM Re: defrag hard drive
kjos Offline
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How do I run scandisk in the DOs mode?
Richard
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#137363 - 04/26/03 05:26 PM Re: defrag hard drive
Jenny100 Offline
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Try booting into DOS mode and typing
SCANDISK
at the prompt.

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#137364 - 04/26/03 05:51 PM Re: defrag hard drive
maryc64 Offline
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Kjos, I have an old Win 98se and was having the exact same problem...so I haven't been using it. I didn't know how to describe it and you and all the great responses can now help me clean it up!
Thanks all!
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#137365 - 04/26/03 06:24 PM Re: defrag hard drive
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Try booting into Safe Mode. I am not sure, but you should be able to defrag in Safe Mode (and most programs that run in the background won't be running).

Reboot.... Hit the F8 key (at the top of your keyboard) until the boot menu loads up. Arrow down to Safe Mode then hit the Enter key.

First, I'd run Scandisk. Then Once you have defragged (or not), reboot and it will load back into normal mode.

Good luck.


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#137366 - 04/26/03 08:50 PM Re: defrag hard drive
kjos Offline
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I thank you very much, will try and let you know if it works in the safe mode.
Richard
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#137367 - 04/27/03 09:46 AM Re: defrag hard drive
friedmonky Offline
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Hi Richard,
Just wondering how you are making out with this.
Rusty
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