Windows ME defrag issue.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Close_Hauled, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    A friend of mine just asked me a question about the defrag utility with Windows ME. When he runs it, it sits there at 0% all night long.

    Refresh my memory. ME's defrag will start all over again if the drive is accessed during a defrag. And if it is interupted so many times, it will stop trying and display an error message. Am I remembering correctly here?

    Also, Windows ME has CHKDSK and if you run it with the /F parameter, it will run at bootup?

    My brain has either overloaded with too much information, or shrunk with age. :p :rolleyes:

    Finally, any idea why it would sit there at 0% all night long?

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  2. ronjor

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    ME scandisk troubleshooting link.
     
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    Ron;

    Thanks. I just forwarded him the information.

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I personally think it is better to defrag in safe mode,no interuptions that way.
     
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    Thanks. I told him to do that too. It's his home PC, so I will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what he's been able to do.

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  6. Rita

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    hi close hauled
    i have windows me and yes you will get an error message saying it has restarted 10 times because something is writing to it and do you want to receive this message anymore and i just click no and it will finaly get done though it takes about 10 hours sometimes--i wish i could get mine to work right tho it never does.i am going to install a defrag program or something soon as i find a good one.i didnt even know me had something called chkdsk -but then im just learning about these computers and have a long way to go too
    Rita :)
     
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    Thanks.

    I know I do.
     
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