Windows 98 SE

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  1. Ianua

    Ianua Registered Member

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    I have Windows 98 SE and a 40GB hard drive which won't defragment. It just freezes every time I try. Any Ideas?
     
  2. FanJ

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    Hi,

    Was this the first time this happened?

    What I do on my W98SE box, is:

    1- disconnect internet
    2- close AV, AT, firewall
    3- close every running program by going to those icons near the clock and shut them down
    4- hit several times Contrl-Alt-Del, each time shutting down a program wich is named there; I only leave Explorer and Systray on
    5- I run a quick scandisk, and -if needed- let it repair errors.
    6- then I defrag.

    BTW: I use a special-defrag tool that was mentioned at the Wilders-org site.
    I'm not sure whether it is still available from there; I'll have a look.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. FanJ

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    Yes, it is indeed still available from there:
    http://www.wilders.org/downloads.htm

    Look for this one: newdefrag.zip
    It will speed up the defrag from Win95/98 dramaticly!
    Read the manual !
     
  4. bigbuck

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    I think? I had to disable the screensaver on my Mum's 98se box to get it to defrag....otherwise it just kept stopping?
     
  5. Beefcarver

    Beefcarver Registered Member

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    You have to shut down all running programs like Av, firewall, On demand Scanners, Or the defragmenter will detect disk activity and will respond by stopping. The defragger in Windows is slow as ever and not reliable. I use
    Vopt its quick and a very good defragger. www.vopt.com you will like.
     
  6. Ianua

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    Cheers. I ran it in safe mode. Seemed okay.....though slow.
     
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