Defrag problem

  superfluke 13:26 17 Jan 2004

When I've tried to run disk defragmenter recently, it will always stall saying "drives contents changed, restarting"! It must have been running for almost 4 -5 hours the other day and never completed - it's driving me potty!
I've disabled MSN messenger and zone alarm in case they're causing problems but nothing seems to make a difference.
The pc is a Compaq Presario model (about 3-4 years old now)with a 5gb hard drive.

Any ideas?

  MichelleC 13:29 17 Jan 2004

If you're ME or 98+ it's best to defrag and scandisk in safemode.

  Stu1980 13:32 17 Jan 2004

im guessing you are using windows 95 or 98?

try control alt and delete and then try closing all programs except - system, explorer and systray i think thats all you need to then run defrag with no problems once its completed just restart your computer to be able to use windows again

  March Hare 14:46 17 Jan 2004

click here
Works like a charm without having to shut anything down.

Ignore the constant nags to update to the paid-for version.

  Andsome 15:27 17 Jan 2004

I liked Diskeeper Lite so much that I paid £19 for the full version. Best thing since sliced bread.

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