cannot defrag or smart restore in me

  steveandfatama 13:23 15 May 2003

i am having lots of problems with my pc, i cannot defrag as it starts going up to 1 per cent and then re starting. i have been told that i have something running in the background but ive tried to close everything down but with no joy. please can someone help

  King Diamond 13:31 15 May 2003

Have you tried it it safe mode? This will load the basics your pc needs to run. Do the defrag in Safe Mode and see if it is any better.

  Steinman 15:38 15 May 2003

How long ago did you de-frag before this time?
Can take hrs depending upon previous de-frag so don't get put off or think its 'stuck'. However having said that King Diamonds idea is correct. Though I would say you could ensure screen-saver is set to NONE in normal mode before you do safe mode. Set for max time just to be super sure. (Could just move ya mouse now & again! LOL! )Right click on desktop /Properties /Screen-saver Tab

  johnnyrocker 16:00 15 May 2003

as well as safe mode you could check screensaver switched off or run misconfig and set up running conditions from there de frag in safe mode can take a long time.

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